Last Updated: 2012-09-21
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SHAH ALAM, Sept 21 (NNN-Bernama) -- Malaysia needs 12,600 solar engineers in the electric and electronic sectors by 2020, said Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam.

He said this was to ensure the aspiration of the country to emerge as the third biggest solar cell producers after China and Germany, by producing 17 per cent of the global output by 2020.

Subramaniam said this after closing the 2012 National Solar Technology Seminar organised by the Manpower Department of the Human Resources Ministry at the Advanced Technology Training centre (ADTEC) in Bukit Kemuning, here.

He said the development of the solar industry in the country was an economic sector which received the support of the ministry and government agencies which had training and education centres.

As such, he hoped trainees would be able to focus on the good employment opportunities in the field in the future.