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Terdapat perubahan syarat lantikan sebagai PP-PPT di mana pemohon tidak lagi perlu menghadiri Kursus Induksi PP/PPD/PPB kerana syarat tersebut telah dimansuhkan berkuatkuasa JKT II Bil.4 2013 bertarikh 25 April 2013. Manakala tempoh lantikan DSE telah ditetapkan oleh JKT II Bil.4 2013 selama 3 tahun dan lantikan seumur hidup DSE dimansuhkan berkuatkuasa 25 April 2013. Urusan pembaharuan jawatan DSE perlulah dengan menghadiri kursus pemantapan DSE yang akan dimaklumkan oleh pihak JPK dari masa ke semasa.

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Vocational education, an attractive option

Way to go: Muhyiddin trying out a solar-powered car created by students from Kolej Vokasional Arau in Perlis as student Azruk Abdul Rahim, 17, looks on. – BernamaWay to go: Muhyiddin trying out a solar-powered car created by students from Kolej Vokasional Arau in Perlis as student Azruk Abdul Rahim, 17, looks on. – Bernama

VOCATIONAL and technical education has proven to be increasingly popular among students as it saves time and money.

Those who opt to enter a vocational college after sitting for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) will receive their diplomas after just four years of studies, as opposed to the common pathway which is to sit for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

Students pursuing vocational and technical education which is based on the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia curriculum will be exposed to practical components to strenghten their knowledge and skills that will enhance their career prospects.

Just ask vocational student, S. Lakxessnah, 16, who said taking up the vocational school pathway was a wise decision.

The database management system student saw it as a “fast-track” to acquire tertiary qualifications.

“Instead of taking the conventional pathway (which is to sit for SPM), I will get my diploma when I am 19. It is not for weak students but for people like me who already have a clear idea on what we want to do with our future,” said the Kolej Vokasional Perdagangan Johor Baru student.

Lakxessnah was one of the students who attended the 1Malaysia Kolej Vokasional carnival in Klang recently.

The Kolej Vokasional Perdagang-an Johor Baru student, came to the career carnival with her schoolmates and teachers.

The objective of the four-day carnival was to highlight the various courses available as well as the career alternatives for vocational and technical school leavers.

It is also to disseminate information of the Government’s initiatives to transform the vocational and technical education.

The Government has vowed to transform the technical education and vocational training (TEVT) sector in a move to make TEVT more appealing to students.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said there was a need to produce at least 3.3 million skilled workers in the next 10 years in order to meet the demands of the country’s economic developments.

Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the average enrolment of upper secondary students in technical and vocational courses in Malaysia was about 10%, compared to the average 44% enrolment of students from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.

In Germany, Finland and Austria, for example, 50% to 80% students pursued vocational education at upper secondary level or through apprenticeship.

“We received 117,000 applications to enter vocational colleges while we can acommodate up to 21,000 students. This is very encouraging and we should provide more places for those interested,” he said.

Student Nurul Ain Fatihah Mohd Hisam, 16, said society should regard vocational education as a desirable study option.

She said vocational and technical schools were a great place to discover talents.

“The Government is actively promoting such education because it is a good way to identify and groom young people who can in turn help contribute to the economy of our country,” she said.

Kolej Vokasional Klang student T. Peravin said it was time for the public to change their perception about vocational education.

“For those who think vocational and technical education is just for weak students, they should come to our college and see for themselves.

“The institution offers comprehensive education because there are both theoretical and practical components,” he added.

Source: The Star Online – 21st April 2013

COMMENT: This is a very good initiative by the current government but I hope the corrupted practice during procurement of equipments/materials by these government owned colleges/institutions can be minimised (I don’t believe it can be totally eradicated in a short span of time) by hopefully a BERSIH government!

Boeing in discussion with Malaysia on human capital development

LANGKAWI, March 26 (Bernama) — Boeing is in discussions with the Malaysian government to form a partnership for human capital development to strengthen the country’s aerospace industry.

Boeing Military Aircraft Vice President F/A-18E/F & EA-18 Programs, Michael K. Gibbons said the company is ready to implement various human capital development activities to achieve the desired objective.

“We can work on vocational training and offer professional training for engineers between college and real world applications.

“We also can help out with primary and secondary schools in the area that we call, The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM),” he told Bernama in an interview.

“We are in discussions in a conference here on some options to help in these areas,” Gibbons, who is here attending the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA’13) for the first time, said.

During the 12th Biennial LIMA’13 Exhibition and Conference starting today until March 13, Boeing will be participating in a “Career Day” programme.

“This could be seen as a take-off to the human capital programme between us and Malaysia,” Gibbons said.

In another development, he said Boeing is in dialogue with the Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) about specifically offering the Super Hornet as a suitable new multi-role combat aircraft.

“The Super Hornet is probably well suited for the RMAF. It is the next generation aircraft that anybody looks for as they replace older aircraft.

“The Super Hornet is available in the time frame that Malaysia is looking at in wanting to retire the MIG-29,” Gibbons said.

In terms of capability, he said the Super Hornet is an incredibly flexible aircraft which has the ability to do everything from air-to-air defence to air-to-ground strikes.

“It can also provide air support to troops on the ground and assist in intelligence gathering missions,” he added.

Source: MySinchew.com, 26th March 2013

Govt to continue providing technical, vocational training for teenagers

Source: NST Online – 18th March 2013

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