The University of Technology Malaysia organized a focus group with food industry professionals under Metropolitan College’s guidance
Metropolitan College is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education project: “FOODI: MSc Course in Food Processing and Innovation” where universities and VET institutions from Europe aim to transfer their knowledge to universities and VET institutes in Malaysia, Cambodia & Thailand in the sector of food industry. The ultimate goal of the project is the creation of a new Masters Course in the sector of food innovation and technology.
Within this framework, Metropolitan College is guiding the main task of identifying current VET programmes in food innovation in the Asian partner countries and assist in the creation of new innovative VET programmes that will fill the current identified skills gaps in the professional food industry sector.
The University of Technology Malaysia, following Metropolitan College’s guidelines, organized focus groups with food industry representatives. Some of the identified conclusions focused on the current skills gaps in the sector and the necessity of soft skills such as communication, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills which include motivation, attitude and innovativeness are crucial for the food industry sector.
Now it’s time for the universities from Cambodia and Thailand to proceed to the focus groups and highlight the current situation of the food industry.
For more information about the FOODI project, please visit: https://www.foodi-project.eu/