New Circulars for Training PSMB Providers (2014)

For those who intend to be a PSMB training provider or are already an existing one, please read on the link below (in case you did not receive email from them).

CIRCULAR TP 1-2014

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Kursus Induksi PP-PPD PERTAMA tahun 2014 di KL

Tarikh: 18-19 Januari 2014
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: I Smart Educare, Metro Prima Kepong @ Brem Mall, Kepong (tertakhluk kepada jumlah peserta)

Jika berminat, sila muat turun borang di sini dan emel ke ismarteducare [at] gmail.com.

Segala kemudahan kursus, nota, makan dan minum disediakan sepanjang tempoh kursus dijalankan. Tiada caj dikenakan untuk penghantaran sijil.

PS: Bagi mereka yang berminat untuk dilantik sebagai PP-PPT, kursusnya pula akan dianjurkan pada 22-23 Februari.

St John’s Institution to have own university college

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — In a move to provide broader educational opportunities, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St John’s plans to have its own university college focusing on vocational education. 

According to the school’s board of governors chairman, Megat Mizan Nicholas Denney, the university college was aimed at giving students additional options for continuous education.

“We understand that not all students excel in their studies academically but given hands-on education such as vocational training, these kids have a fair shot in having a future and not give up on education completely,” he said.

He said this during the announcement of SMK St John’s 110th anniversary celebration next year here today.

Megat Mizan said the school believed that students should be given every possible opportunity to choose what they wanted to do in life, and as an educational institution, it was the school’s responsibility to ensure all students get a chance to gain the knowledge they needed in life.

“At St John’s, we might not get all straight A students but all of our students are groomed to be gentlemen,” he said.

During the event, Megat Mizan said Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St John’s, popularly known by its former name, St John’s Institution, had lined up a number of activities all-year round, in view of its 110th anniversary celebration.

Celebrations will begin as early as January, with a birthday party and the peak of the celebration will be ‘The 110th Anniversary Gala Dinner’ on May 17 at the Royal Chulan Hotel and a homecoming event on June 28, in conjunction with the school’s sports day, completing the school’s anniversary celebration.

Established in 1904, St John’s Institution is one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur, with a long list of illustrious alumni which includes Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz. — Bernama

Kursus Induksi PPL terakhir di KL tahun 2013

Tarikh: 30Nov-1Dis
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: I Smart Educare, Kepong

Borang: Muat turun di sini
Yuran: RM400 (termasuk makan/minum 3 kali sehari, nota, sijil, kos penghantaran sijil)
Bayaran atas: I Smart Educare, Maybank 514589203020

PERCUMA
1) Khidmat runding untuk mendapatkan akreditasi Pusat Bertauliah: Nilai RM300

Untuk maklumat lanjut atau daftar, sila emelkan borang anda ke:

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Kursus Induksi PP-PPD bulan September

Tarikh: 7-8 Sept
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: I Smart Educare, Kepong
Borang: Muat turun di sini
Yuran: RM400 (termasuk makan/minum 3 kali sehari, nota, sijil, kos penghantaran sijil)
Bayaran atas: I Smart Educare, Maybank 514589203020

PERCUMA
1) Khidmat runding untuk medapatkan SKM secara PPT: Nilai RM100
2) Khidmat runding untuk mendapatkan akreditasi Pusat Bertauliah: Nilai RM300

Jadi, jika anda bercadang nak dapatkan SKM & mohon Pusat Bertauliah, pelaburan anda dianggap SANGAT BERBALOI, malah dapat sijil dari JPK (logo harimau), makan/minum PERCUMA!. Penginapan hotel – tak termasuk ya :-)

Untuk maklumat lanjut atau daftar, sila emelkan borang anda ke:
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Malaysia Set To Achieve Highly Skilled Workforce Target

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) — Malaysia can achieve its target of having 50 per cent of its workforce highly skilled by 2020, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Richard Riot.

He said at present only 28 per cent of the country’s 12 million workforce was highly skilled.

“While increasing the number skilled workers through vocational institutions such as industrial training institutes, the ministry is taking steps to reduce dependence on foreign labour,” he told reporters at the breaking of fast hosted by the ministry for the media here Tuesday night.

He expressed his confident that the number of foreign workers would be reduced gradually with the implementation of minimum wage in January next year.

“On the other hand, job seekers should not be choosy. There is a need to raise awareness that blue collar workers could fetch higher income than white collar workers like in developed countries,” he added.

Present was ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Zainal Rahim Seman.

Source: BERNAMA

Malaysian lad shines at World Skills Competition

Chen showing his medallion of excellence and ‘Best of the nation’ medallion which he won in Germany.

Chen showing his medallion of excellence and ‘Best of the nation’ medallion which he won in Germany.

SEPANG: Chen Kim Leun’s mother is known for cooking simple food. The Negri Sembilan-born lad, on the other hand, is now known for creating complex dishes that can stand head-to-head with the world’s best.

At 22, Chen is ready to show the world what an outstanding cook he is, and he did so marvellously by clinching a medallion of excellence at the recently concluded 42nd World Skills Competition (WSC) held in Leipzig, Germany.

Open to those who are not older than 22, the WSC is dubbed as the “Olympics” for skilled youth and it provides a biennial platform for highlighting the very best in vocational training.

Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people from all over the world, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, gather together to evaluate themselves against international benchmarks for 46 categories of skilled trades.

A recent graduate in culinary arts from Taylor’s University, Chen did not expect he would go that far, even though he kept his composure while whipping up two appetisers, four main courses and two desserts.

“I never imagined any medals because the competition was stiff and the weather was challenging for me (a rather chilly summer). We were also required to present Western cuisine, which was an advantage for European contestants, but I did not give up,” said Chen, who hails from Bahau.

In the end, although eight other Malaysians also obtained medallions in their respective fields, Chen, who was awarded champion in culinary art at the 2012 Malaysia Skills Competition as well as gold at the Asean Skills Competition, walked away with the highest overall score compared to his fellow Malaysians.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot, who welcomed the contingent home at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport yesterday, was beaming with pride.

“This is the 10th time that Malaysia has participated in the WSC and gaining the medallion for excellence has been our best achievement in various categories so far. I believe in the dedication of our skilled youths and I am confident that we can bring back at least one bronze medal at the next WSC, which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.”

Meanwhile, Chen himself is already aiming high.

“In five years’ time, I wish to see myself performing better at more competitions and hopefully, to run my own fine dining restaurant,” he said.

Source: Star Online – 10th July

Kursus Induksi PP-PPD Terakhir sebelum Puasa/Hari Raya di KL

Untuk makluman anda, kursus induksi PP-PPD yg terakhir sebelum puasa/Raya adalah:
Tarikh: 6-7 Julai
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: Kepong
Yuran: RM400 (10% diskaun unt pelanggan tetap)
Jika berminat, sila muat turun borang, isi & kembalikan (faks/emel/pos) secepat mungkin bersama yuran.

Melvin Lim
Principal Consultant
I Smart Educare (L02266)
HRDF (543)
Tel/Fax: 603-62429999      HP: 6012-3123430

Only 28 Per Cent Of 12 Million Work Force In Malaysia Are Highly Skilled

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 (Bernama) — Only 28 per cent of the 12 million work force in Malaysia are highly skilled, said Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Mutalib.

As such, he said the Human Resource Ministry would cooperate actively with the Education Ministry and the private sector to achieve the target of 50 per cent of the work force comprising highly skilled workers by the year 2020.

“Registration for vocational courses would be increased from time to time to reach 300,000 places compared with only about 130,000 places currently,” he told reporters after officiating the 2nd International Skills Conference 2013, here Monday.

Ismail said strategic cooperation with the private sector was also important in efforts to transfer technology and expertise from abroad to churn out skilled work force among the locals.

“We will increase forums at the international level such as the one today where the local delegates who were present had vast opportunities to exchange ideas with the developed nations such as Australia and the United Kingdom,” he said.

The two-day conference, themed ‘Tranforming the Skills Workforce: Realising Opportunities and Challenges’, was organised by The National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI) in collaboration with The Victoria State Government, Australia.

Earlier Ismail and State of Victoria’s Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Louise Asher witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Malaysia institutions of higher learning and Australia’s State of Victoria’s Vocational and Education Training (VET) providers.

The strategic partnerships were signed between National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI) president, Professor Elajsolan Mohan and Senior Advisor of Northern Melbourne Institute TAFE (NMIT), Mal Rowe for train-the-trainer programme in Malaysia and the signing between Universiti Tun Hussein Onn and NMIT were represented by its Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Mohd Noh Dalimin and Rowe for skills training, research and development collaboration.

Manufacturing engineering training courses between Tech Terrain College and NMIT were represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Raja Ratnam and Rowe while GippsTAFE and Beyond Petroleum were represented by both CEOs, Peter Whitley and Nurazida Daud respectively.

The MoU aimed to strengthen Malaysia’s VET education while enhancing higher education courses through collaborations with education service providers from Victoria.

Victorian VET institutions had delivered training solutions in the South East Asia region for animal husbandry, tourism and hospitality, food and safety preparation, building and construction and more.

Source: BERNAMA, 17th June 2013

MAKLUMAT TERKINI DPIN

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.

Harap Maklum.