The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) yesterday launched its Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4) initiatives, aimed at preparing the local workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is rapidly taking place.

In line with the government’s efforts to spearhead the development of IR4.0 and to create ‘smart factories’ which include the digitalisation of the production process, HRDF is strongly supporting the collaboration between the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) and Knowledgecom Corporation Sdn Bhd to promote the National Empowerment in Certification and Training for Next Generation Workforce Programme (NECT-Gen) through the launch of the Centres of Excellence in Technology (CoETs).