International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 3, pages: 298-301, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.3.62

The ICT Revolution and Its Impacts on the Future Women Workforce in Malaysia

Oras F. Baker, Kasthuri Subaramaniam

Abstract

ICT is a highly dynamic field as it keeps changing very rapidly over time. Due to its dynamic nature, the manpower involve in the ICT field need to be trained and retrained to be able to cope with the changes. Women represent 36% of the Malaysian workforce according to official statistics. The empirical findings in this study reveal that the majority of the women employees indicated that they need more training to handle ICT. This study will find out the impacts of the ICT revolution on the future of women workforce in Malaysia.

Keywords:

Gender; ICT; Manpower; Workforce

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