Over the next 10 years, the development of each NKEA will require an intensive pipeline of human capital and skilled workers. This represents exciting opportunities for collaboration between industry and education institutions, both local and foreign.
For example, other NKEA sectors could beneft from leading private companies and Government Linked Companies (GLCs) partnering with anchor education institutions to develop focused discipline clusters around Education services, or around agro-technology and food sciences. This opportunity is expected to contribute approximately RM590 million GNI in 2020 and generate 180 jobs.
Malaysia is uniquely positioned as a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment that can offer native- level instruction across multiple languages. As a leading tourist destination, these opportunities are highly complementary to the Tourism NKEA.
Malaysia will offer unique value propositions tailored to a wide array of international student segments, including as a hub for immersive multi-language studies, language tourism packages or modular short intensive language programmes in English, Arabic, Mandarin or Bahasa Malaysia to regional students. This opportunity is expected to contribute approximately RM80 million GNI in 2020 and generate over 100 jobs.