Khairy: Public perception of vocational education has improved

Khairy with Malaysian Youth Council- 1Belia 1Kemahiran graduates at their convocation ceremony in Putrajaya. - Bernama

Khairy with Malaysian Youth Council- 1Belia 1Kemahiran graduates at their convocation ceremony in Putrajaya. – Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: The perception towards technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Malaysia has improved over the past few years, and is no longer seen as a “last option” in career choices, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Youth and Sports Minister said the public has grown to realise the potential of TVET due to its importance to a developing nation and its high employability level.

“In conjunction with the 2010 National Youth Day, the Malaysian Youth Council launched the 1Youth 1Skill (1B1K) programme to help youths get involved in skills training programmes and select TVET as a career choice.

“At that time, society’s perception was that TVET is only for those who didn’t complete Form Five, those who were expelled from school or those who have been sent for juvenile rehabilitation.

“But today, the public have changed their mindset towards TVET. They do not see it as a second or last option in one’s career choice.

“People acknowledge that products of technical and vocational education are highly employable and have an easier career path.

“The Government recognises TVET graduates as assets to the country that we can be proud of.

“Graduates of the National Youth Skills Institute today have a 90% employability rate, which means nine out of 10 graduates will definitely get a job.

“Compare this to degree holders, who cannot land a job after graduating. Why? It’s because their courses are not tailored to the demands of the industry.

“Those who pursue TVET in Malaysia are assured that their training is in line with what the industry wants,” said Khairy in his speech at the fourth 1B1K convocation on Tuesday.

He said Malaysia should emulate developed countries like Germany, Japan and South Korea where TVET is given top recognition.

“These are countries that are more developed than Malaysia and are well-advanced in technology, ahead of others. They make TVET a priority in their education system.

“In Germany, nearly 60% of the students are in the vocational and technical stream. The country’s economy and advances in automative technology are spearheaded by the successes of TVET graduates.

“Malaysia should emulate these countries. And that is why the Government has invested a lot in TVET. The last budget saw RM1bil allocated to enhance the quality of TVET,” said Khairy.

He said 4,967 youths have received skills training at public and private institutes since the 1B1K programme was launched.

About 500 youths received their certificates at the convocation ceremony.

Source: The Star Online, 10th May 2016

Mahdzir: Malaysia TVET programmes leading in region

TVET

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is at the forefront of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Asia-Pacific region with three local vocational learning institutes accredited the Gold level.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the three institutes awarded the Asia-Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) were Politeknik Ungku Omar, Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, and Politeknik Sultan Ibrahim.

“This is a testimony of the quality of our TVET programmes which has gained international recognition in terms of standards that are comparable to other countries in the region,” Mahdzir said at the Asia-Pacific Education and Training Conference (ACET) in Berjaya Times Square Hotel today.

Despite the international recognition, he said, people still perceive vocational training as less desirable than pursuing higher academic learning.

Mahdzir said Malaysia under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) will require 2.5 times more TVET enrollment by 2025 but there is currently a shortage of such graduates.

“Currently, TVET programmes do not necessarily attract students with stronger academic qualifications. This could be due to a perception that TVET qualifications offer less attractive career and academic progression,” he said.

As such, he added, the National Education Blueprint 2015-2025 aims to promote vocational and skills training as a parallel path to success along with higher education.

Among the efforts undertaken by the Education and Higher Education Ministries are letting the industry design the curriculum in vocational schools, introducing apprenticeship, hands-on training, real-life simulations, and employer training programmes.

Another is to enhance coordination across the Ministry’s various TVET providers to eliminate redundant programmes, to provide greater specialisation in areas of expertise and improve cost efficiency.

Mahdzir added that TVET is one of Malaysia’s success stories and the ACET provides a platform for other countries to learn from it.

Source: Borneo Post Online, 1st May 2016

Kursus Induksi PPL/PPL-PLV/PPL-PPT/PPL-SLDN

Tarikh: 7-8 Mei
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: I Smart Educare, Kepong Metro Prima
Faedah kursus kepada pesertaBerpengetahuan mengenai Pentauliahan Persijilan melalui konsep Persijilan & Sistem Latihan Dual Nasioan (SLDN).
Peningkatan kelayakan personel untuk pembangunan kerjaya
Dapat menyediakan panduan & motivasi kepada masyarakat dan organisasi dalam aspek pembangunan & penilaian Pusat Bertauliah.Berpeluang menjadi Tenaga pakar Industri Negara (DPIN)
Persijilan yang diiktiraf oleh pihak Awam & Swasta

Faedah kursus kepada organisasi

-Mempunyai aset dalam aspek jaminan mutu pentauliahan Pusat Bertauliah
-Mempunyai personel yang berkelayakan & diiktiraf
Kualiti Pusat Bertauliah dan daya saing dapat ditingkatkan

Siapa yang patut hadir?
a) Calon Pegawai Pengesah Luaran
b) Calon Pegawai Pengesah luaran SLDN
c) PP-PPT yang ingin dilantik sebagai PPL-PPT
d) Individu yang terlibat dengan pengendalian Pusat Bertauliah

Kenapa perlu hadir?
a) Memenuhi syarat untuk menjadi PPL
b)Memahami tugas dan tanggungjawab PPL

Syarat
a) 18 tahun ke atas
b) Warganegara Malaysia atau PR
c) Telah ikuti kursus induksi PP-PPD

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Butiran Bank: I Smart Educare, Maybank 514589203020
Yuran: RM350 + 10 (caj pengeposan sijil)

* Kursus VTO batch baru mula 30/4 (Sabtu)
* Induksi PP-PPD pada 28-29 Mei

Kursus VTO (I-031-3:2014) di KL, Kuantan, Kedah & Pulau Pinang

Adakah anda ingin jadi tenaga pengajar (TP)/ Pegawai Penilai (PP) di Pusat-pusat bertauliah JPK Awam/Swasta?

Adakah anda ingin menubuhkan Pusat Bertauliah di dalam bidang kemahiran tertentu di mana Sijil Operasi Latihan Vokasional menjadi pra-syarat untuk tujuan tersebut (PP)?

Jika ya, inilah peluang anda. Bergantung kepada lokasi anda, ada 3 sesi yang bakal dijalankan & 1 sesi yg baru je bermula.

Butir-butirannya adalah seperti berikut:

  1. Lokasi: Kepong, KL
    Tarikh mula: 30/4/16 (Sabtu)
    Masa: 9-5pm
    Yuran: RM3,000 (boleh bayar ansuran)
  2. Lokasi: Kuantan, Pahang
    Tarikh mula: Akan ditentukan (Ahad)
    Masa: 9-5pm
    Yuran: RM3,000 (boleh bayar ansuran)

3. Lokasi: Kedah
Tarikh mula: 8hb Mei (Ahad)
Masa: 8.30-4.30pm
Yuran: RM2,990 (boleh bayar ansuran)

4. Lokasi: Pulau Pinang
Tarikh mula: 9hb April (Sabtu)
Masa: 9-5pm
Yuran: RM3,300 (boleh bayar ansuran)

Kalau berminat, sila muat turun borang di sini, isi dgn selengkapnya & emel kepada ismarteducare@gmail.com.

PS: Kalau tiada lagi sijil induksi PP-PPD & SKM, sila mohon segera atapun buat serentak semasa mengikuti kursus VTO kerana syarat lantikan sebagai Pegawai Penilai (PP) memerlukan kedua-dua sijil ni.

Untuk sebarang pertanyaan lanjut, sila hubungi 012-3123430 (Melvin)

Kursus Induksi PP-PPD bulan April (9-10) di Kepong, KL

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Tarikh: 9-10 April (hanya 1 sesi di Lembah Klang shj untuk seluruh bulan April, selepas 2-3 April)
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: I Smart Educare, Kepong
Yuran: RM350
Bank: Maybank 514589203020 (I Smart Educare)

Borang: Boleh muat turun di sini

Pendaftaran: Isi borang dengan selengkapnya & emel kembali ke ismarteducare@gmail.com bersama slip bayaran.

* Yuran kursus istimewa RM100 ditawarkan kepada calon yang pernah ikuti kursus induksi yang sama dengan I Smart Educare dalam masa 2001-2015. PERLU BUKTI berikut: Salinan sijil induksi berkenaan.

*Jika nak kami jalankan di tempat anda (kalau ramai peserta ~15 orang), kena maklumkan sekurang-kurangnya 1 bulan ke atas.

SVM made equivalent to spm with 3 credits

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has announced that the Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) is equivalent to a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia with three credits.

In a statement yesterday, Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the equivalent was for candidates who obtained the

academic Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) similar or better than 3.33, with credit in Bahasa Melayu SVM Code 1104 and the Vocational CGPA similar or better than 3.67 with competence in all vocational modules.

“Through the equivalent, Sijil Vokasional Malaysia students are eligible to further their studies to Diploma Vokasional Malaysia at Vocational Colleges, as well as obtain the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia to the highest level at Level 4.

“Apart from that, students are also eligible to continue their studies at public and private tertiary level using the SVM which had been given equivalent recognition.

“Students can also choose to improve their skills to a level higher via higher institutions of skills training,” he said.

Khair said the Vocational Education Transformation was one of the efforts to provide education opportunities to all. — Bernama

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2016/03/24/svm-made-equivalent-to-spm-with-3-credits/#ixzz44DOG784E

Kursus Induksi PP-PPT bulan April (Panggilan terakhir, tempat terhad)

Tarikh: 2-3 April 2016
Tempat: Metro Prima Kepong, KL
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Yuran: RM350
Objektif Kursus
  • Memberi kefahaman kepada peserta mengenai konsep perlaksanaan Pensijilan Kemahiran Malaysia melalui kaedah PPT
  • Memberi pendedahan mengenai peranan dan tanggungjawab personel Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia dalam perlaksanaan kaedah PPT
  • Memberi pendedahan kepada peserta mengenai prosedur, syarat dan kaedah penilaian persijilan melalui kaedah PPT
  • Memberi pendedahan kepada peserta mengenai pembangunan portfolio melalui kaedah PPT

Faedah Kursus

Faedah kursus kepada peserta

  • -Berpengetahuan mengenai, Pengiktirafan Persijilan melalui konsep Pengiktirafan Pencapaian Terdahulu (PPT)
  • -Berpengetahuan mengenai bagaimana memperolehi Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia dalam masa yang singkat
  • -Peningkatan kelayakan personel untuk pembangunan kerjaya
  • -Dapat menyediakan panduan & motivasi kepada masyarakat dalam meningkatkan taraf pendidikan & kelayakan
  • -Berpeluang menjadi Tenaga Pakar Industri Negara (DPIN) Persijilan yang diiktiraf oleh pihak Awam & Swasta

Faedah kursus kepada organisasi

  • -Pekerja mempunyai motivasi yang tinggi
  • -Mempunyai personel yang berkelayakan & diiktiraf
  • -Majikan dapat menjimatkan kos pembangunan kerjaya pekerja
  • -Aset dalam aspek promosi & pemasaran
  • -Meningkatkan kualiti Pusat bertauliah dan daya saing
  • -Memenuhi keperluan jaminan mutu pentauliahan personel Pusat Bertauliah seperti -yang ditetapkan oleh JPK

Muat turun borang di: http://jpkmalaysia.com/?page_id=30 & emel ke ismarteducare@gmail.com setelah siap diisi.

Nota: Kursus Induksi PP-PPD pula akan dilangsungkan pada 9-10 April & VTO batch baru bermula 16 atau 30 April (pendaftaran dibuka)

Take up vocational courses, M’sians urged

21st century facility: Kamalanathan making himself at home in a Frog classroom at SMK Assunta in Petaling Jaya.

KUALA LUMPUR: The country can lessen its dependence on foreign blue collar labour if only more Malaysians are willing to take up vocational or skills-based education, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P Kamala­nathan.

Speaking before witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between SG Education Group and Pearson Education here yesterday, Kamalanathan said it was imperative that Malaysia had in place a skills-based workforce in order to achieve Vision 2020.

“Every industry needs a skilled workforce,” he said, adding that it was necessary for parents to recognise that not every child is academically inclined.

For these children, there are still pathways that would allow them to graduate from vocational and polytechnics, before entering univer­sities. However, Kamalanathan stressed that beyond just having knowledge on skills, vocational school graduates must also be industry-ready – meaning that they are ready to start work immediately upon being employed – and not have to undergo additional training.

“There is a huge demand for skilled employees but we need more facilities (to train them). The ministry has the facilities but it is not enough to cope with the demand,” he said, adding that there were 170,000 applications for each polytechnic intake that could only take in about 20,000 students.

At another event earlier, Kamala­nathan said the reduced allocations under the recalibrated Budget 2016 should not affect students.

“We try our best not to touch any expenditure that directly affects funds for the children. Cost-cutting could take other forms, such as using simpler venues for events instead of a hotel,” he said after launching three newly refurbished classrooms at SMK Assunta in Petaling Jaya.

Called Frog Classrooms (after FrogAsia, a YTL subsidiary), the initia­tive is a joint effort between the YTL Foundation, the SMK Assunta board, the parent-teacher association, and the school alumni to provide “21st century classrooms”.

The Leo Club and Interact Club also raised RM10,000 each for the project.

Kamalanathan, who was impressed that the transformation of the three classrooms took just five months, said educational facilities must evolve to keep things fresh.

“It must change according to time, development and, most importantly, the needs of the children,” he said.

A Frog classroom facilitates learning by providing a comfortable IT-ready environment that encour­ages interaction between student and teacher, as well as among students.

 Source: The Star Online, 11th March 2016

PUSAT BERTAULIAH JPK UNTUK DIJUAL (KL & TERENGGANU) / DIPERLUKAN (KL/PJ)

WANTEDWANTEDBerikut adalah senarai PB yg nak dijual

1) KL (ada PTPK, MOTAC, KDN, MOF, PSMB)

  Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) – Pusat Bertauliah – Tourist Guide (HT-023-3:2012)
  – Tour Leader (HT-024-3)
  Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) – Pusat Latihan SLDN – Reservation & Ticketing (HT-101-1-3)
  – Inbound Operations (HT-102-1-3)
  – Outbound Operations (HT-022-1-3)
  – Sales Travel (L-180-1-3)
  – Guest Service Office (HT-110-3:2011)
  – Food & Beverage Operations (HT-010-2-3:2012)
  – Housekeeping Operations (HT-050-3:2012)
  – Tourist Guide (HT-023-3:2012)
  – Tour Leader (HT-024-3)
  – MICE (HT-200-1-3)
  Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) – Pusat Bertauliah Antarabangsa – Tourist Guide (HT-023-3:2012)
  – Tour Leader (HT-024-3)

2) Terengganu (ada PTPK, sykt Bumi) Lesen sehingga 2018

Kalau berminat, sila emel ke ismarteducare @ gmail.com atau hubungi 012-3123430

PB yang nak dicari pula adala seperti berikut:

1) Kawasan PJ/Sel (program kulinari, bakeri, pastri…)
2) PB yang ada lesen KDN sekali, bawah RM500K shj yg akan dipertimbangkan

Kalau anda ada PB yang hendak dijual dan memenuhi syarat di atas, sila emel ke ismarteducare @ gmail.com atau hubungi 012-3123430

 

Degree no longer a ticket to jobs, says Malaysia’s Deputy Education Minister

PUTRAJAYA – A university degree is not a ticket to get jobs and it may even be a stumbling block at times.

Deputy Education Minister Senator Chong Sin Woon said some graduates had to use their SPM qualifications to apply for jobs after their degrees literally led them nowhere.

“This is very sad but a reality,” he said.

He added that they do not even dare to reveal that they were degree holders for fear of being deemed “over qualified”, which could reduce their chances of being taken in by prospective employers.

In a interview with The Star yesterday, Chong said there were various factors for graduates failing to get jobs.

Apart from an increasingly competitive job market and a slowing economy, he said other reasons included a mismatch between the supply of the types of graduates and the availability of jobs relevant to their qualifications.

“The trend is to go for prestige-sounding courses like engineering, law and accountancy besides medicine and pharmacy for instance.

“Most parents and their children are either ignorant of the problems of mismatch later or they just follow the trend.

“Some of the graduates also find out later that they just do not make the cut for their chosen field,” he said, with many opting to do all sorts of sales jobs to survive.

While many, if not all parents, want their children to have a university degree, Chong advised them to be pragmatic in their choices.

He pointed out that some people were more suited to be a skilled worker and thus vocational or technical training was suitable for them.

“But sad to say, not many people in Malaysia turn to vocational or technical training.

“They do not see such courses as a choice but a last resort,” he said, advising Malaysians to review their perception on this.

In fact, Chong said vocational and technical training was already very popular in advanced countries, comprising 70 per cent of students in Germany and 60 per cent of students in Taiwan.

“Those with training in a field they have interest in can go far in their career. Opting for a course just because it was trendy could spell the beginning of many disappointments,” he said.

– See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/degree-no-longer-ticket-jobs-says-malaysias-deputy-education-minister#sthash.7nqbS7YP.dpuf