KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — City & Guilds Group, a pioneer in global skills development, is currently accepting applications from Malaysians for its £15,000 (RM80,102) bursary programme.
The bursaries are available from a number of City & Guilds and ILM centres across Malaysia and aim to maximise accessibility to its vocational courses and training for all; ensuring that any individual in genuine financial need, who would otherwise struggle to complete a City & Guilds or ILM qualification, is given the opportunity to learn and develop their skills and fully contribute to the economic development of their country.
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, commented, “At the City & Guilds Group, we are committed to helping people, organisations and economies across the world develop their skills to support growth.
“This bursary programme is designed to support learners in their skills development journeys, and ultimately contribute to their financial empowerment.
“We know that access to vocational training has a significant and positive impact on economies around the world and is fundamental to closing skills gaps.
“We want to give individuals in Malaysia the opportunity to develop the skills they need to thrive in their careers and help these economies go from strength to strength.”
The bursaries can be used for vocational and leadership courses provided by City & Guilds and ILM across a variety of sectors, including travel, transport, hospitality, health and social care, construction and manufacturing.
Applicants must be
16 or over
Currently studying, or seeking to study, a City & Guilds or ILM qualification
A resident of the country of study
Able to demonstrate that they are in genuine financial need
Bursary applications close on June 18. Prospective applicants can apply here.
This will affect government’s plans to develop a skilled workforce, says minister Kulasegaran.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says financial constraints were believed to be the cause of the declining student enrolment.
SHAH ALAM: Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has expressed concern over the 30% drop in student enrolment into various skills training institutes over the past two years.
He said the declining number was alarming as such a scenario would damper the government’s aspiration to make Malaysia a highly-skilled nation if this trend continued to persist.
Kulasegaran said although the country had been having many technical and vocational education training (TVET) colleges, financial constraints were believed to be the cause for the declining student enrolment.
“The drop in student enrolment needs to be looked into thoroughly and I will raise this issue in the Cabinet meeting soon because we want to produce highly-skilled workers and empower them,” he told reporters after opening the Tamil Foundation Malaysia’s annual general meeting here today.
Meanwhile, Kulasegaran said his ministry was now reviewing the current minimum wage policy to give priority to the rights of Malaysians in the employment sector.
He said details of the policy would be announced on Monday.
On the programme today, the Ipoh Barat MP said the government would continue to empower the Indian community, including bringing transformation to the work sector dominated by the ethnic group.
“I was directed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to come out with drafts of various programmes to improve the skills of the Indians and all races in the future.
“There is a special segment for the development of the Indian community mentioned in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto which covers various aspects. We will work on it.
“In fact, the Indian Community Development Blueprint of the previous administration would be examined.
“We will implement (the plan) if it is beneficial for the targeted groups,” he said.
Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興), Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee, pictured above. (By Central News Agency)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To commemorate Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s second year in office, chief of the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) is looking back at the achievements of the education projects made for the overseas compatriot students from the Southeast Asian countries under President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy.
In terms of education, the OCAC has encouraged students to come to Taiwan for training and education. The number of overseas compatriot students coming to Taiwan has increased from 700+ to more than 1,000, in two years, and the students’ country of origin has also gradually expanded.
In an interview with the Central News Agency (CNA), Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興), the chairman of OCAC, said that over the past two years, the Taiwanese government has relaxed the number of schools participating in the “3+4 Overseas Compatriot Students’ Technical and Vocational Training Courses,” and has actively enrolled students from Southeast Asian countries, and the results have been remarkable.
The students of the “3+4 Overseas Compatriot Students’ Technical and Vocational Training Courses” come to Taiwan to study in vocational high schools for 3 years. After graduation, they continue their studies for 4 years at technical colleges.
According to OCAC data, in 2016, there were only five participating schools and 754 overseas compatriot students studying in the program. In 2017, there were 12 schools participating with 1034 overseas compatriot students, and this year, the numbers have increased to 13 schools with 1,531 enrolled students.
Not only has the number of overseas compatriot vocational school students increased, but also the number of countries from which they have come. Wu said that a majority have been coming from Vietnam and Malaysia, and now, more students are also coming from Indonesia, Burma, and other countries.
He said that in the future, the OCAC will continue to expand the reach of this program and hope to recruit more Chinese-ethnic students of different nationalities by communicating with overseas compatriot parents and promote the services provided for overseas compatriot students.
Wu pointed out that in addition to the “3+4 Overseas Compatriot Students’ Technical and Vocational Training Courses,” the OCAC also promotes youth technology courses for overseas compatriot students, overseas compatriot graduates and workers, and students who have come to Taiwan to study at two-year technical and vocational programs. The graduation certificate issued by the OCAC helps the overseas compatriots start their own businesses after returning home
According to OCAC data, in 2016, Overseas Youth Vocational Training Classes had 1,179 students distributed among 17 schools and in 2017 the number increased to 1,380 attending 21 schools.
With regard to the advantages of overseas students coming to study in Taiwan, Wu said that quality of vocational senior high schools and higher education in Taiwan is slightly better than Southeast Asian countries, including teachers and equipment.
At the same time, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries are culturally similar. So the overseas compatriot students are able to integrate quickly into Taiwan’s society, including Taiwan’s freedom and democracy among the advantages.
Wu conveys that the OCAC provides tuition subsidies to overseas students who are studying at Taiwan. Overseas compatriot students can also work part-time up to 20 hours per week, alleviating the financial burdens of studying abroad.
Additionally, the Overseas Credit Guarantee Fund (OCGFund) can provide a loan of NT$80,000 to overseas students who need assistance when they arrive in Taiwan, and then repay them in installments.
In order to attract more overseas compatriots to Taiwan, Wu mentions that the OCAC also discussed with related ministries and councils to relax the conditions under which the overseas compatriot students can remain in Taiwan after graduation.
He said that the draft of the “New Economic Immigration Law” planned by the Cabinet includes this modification. Those who graduate from vocational high school and receive their certification will be able to stay in Taiwan to look for a job, which will help increase Taiwan’s middle-level technical manpower.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has all the key ingredients to attract multinational companies (MNCs) to invest here but more could be done in terms of providing skilled labour, said General Electric (GE) Malaysia CEO Datuk Mark Rozario (pix).
“Talent, particularly new graduates, that’s probably one area that could improve but that’s not unique to Malaysia. If you think about university education, what’s lacking are things like critical thinking. The kind of skills that are required by industries are normally never fulfilled by just doing a university course.
“But the government is doing a lot in that area as well, they’ve got things like TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training), vocational training, internships; so continue doing that. The other thing that probably needs to be done is for the country to move away from the reliance of cheap labour, which the government is also doing,” he told SunBiz in an interview.
Rozario was one of the speakers at the recent 2018 APCAC Business Summit, which was hosted by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. Themed “Charting a Bold Future: US Businesses in the Asian Century”, the event shed light on US investments in Malaysia and the region.
For GE, which has been here since 1975, the environment in Malaysia is very conducive and all its key businesses, namely, aviation, power, oil and gas and healthcare, are present here today.
“We have invested in things like iCentre (monitoring and diagnostics centre) that we described just now, which is the only one in Asia Pacific for GE; one for the oil and gas industry and the other for power. The one for oil and gas is a global centre and is one of three centres, with the other two in Florence, Italy, and Houston, US. The centres operate in eight-hour shifts,” said Rozario.
He said the reason iCentre is sited in Malaysia is because of the infrastructure that is available here, such as broadband with good coverage and skilled labour, while cost of talent is competitive compared with the rest of the region.
“When you talk about Industry 4.0, one of the first jobs that would go are those semi-skilled jobs. Here in GE, we don’t have any requirement for unskilled labour. All our employees here have to be quite highly skilled.”
According to him, GE’s aircraft engine workshop in Subang employs 300 staff, all of whom are Malaysians. He said the facility, which is a global business servicing more than 40 airlines, used to have expatriate staff but with the transfer of technology and skills over the years, it now has 100% Malaysian staff.
The facility overhauls jet engines and is the only facility outside the US with the capability for GE’s latest LEAP jet engines, which is for the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737 MAX.
“Again, why is it sited here? Because we have the infrastructure, the logistics ability for the engines to be sent here by cargo. The engines are taken off the aircraft and flown over to the workshop. We have the logistics, we have the availability of talent. I think the environment here is very conducive for multinationals to have their operations here,” he added.
GE’s main businesses in Malaysia are aviation, power, oil and gas, and healthcare.
(L-R) BAE Systems International Sales Director – Typhoon and Hawk, Andy Lavin and BAE Systems International Ltd South East Asia Managing Director, John Brosnan with the Eurofighter Typhoon model at the BAE Systems stand at 16th Defence Services Asia 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. Picture courtesy of BAE Systems.
KUALA LUMPUR: BAE Systems Inc, the wholly owned US subsidiary of the British defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems PLC, is planning to set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility and a vocational training centre in Malaysia.
BAE Systems International Ltd South East Asia managing director John Brosnan said the conditional assessment would be dependent on Malaysia’s decision to choose the company’s combat aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon for Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) programme.
“Both developments will be based on a joint-venture with local players. It will also provide economic value to the local market about five times of the value of the aircraft purchase,” he told NST Business in an exclusive interview yesterday.
Brosnan said the investment’s facility would be spent over 25 years, creating more than 20,000 high-skilled jobs for the locals including the establishment of vocational training centre for the local aerospace sector.
“We will develop the technical vocational training centre in phases over 10 years with the involvement of Bristol University and Loughborough University,” he added.
Brosnan said BAE Systems had been working with the RMAF for nearly five years to test its combat aircraft.
“Hopefully, a deal will happen soon for the Eurofighter Typhoon,” he said, adding that there is a requirement for Malaysia to upgrade its aerial surveillance capabilities.
Brosnan said the fighter jet delivery could be made in about four years, subject to the RMAF requirements and negotiations.
The fighter jet package could include the unit, support services including maintenance and repair as well as training modules for local technicians.
Malaysia has been for several years considering to replace its ageing combat fighters, Russian-made, MiG-29s, which currently are not in service.
However, the decision to acquire new 18 fighter jets has yet to materialise as the country is preparing its focuses on the 14th General Election, which will be held on May 9.
It was made to understand that the decision could only be finalised after the election with regards to potential purchase either Eurofighter Typhoon or France’s Dassault Aviation, Rafale fighter jet.
“Every country has economic pressure. Defence is a significant cost, where governments have to allocate certain spending priorities.
“That’s why we have affordable solutions whereby, rather than selling new defence equipment, we also help countries to upgrade their existing equipment with installation such as new missile system and radar,” said Brosnan.
However, he said there would come to a point where governments can’t just upgrade their defence systems.
“Malaysia is currently considering the replacement aircraft for its MRCA programme,” he opined.
He said Malaysia is certainly an important defence-military market in South East Asia for BAE Systems with over 50 years establishment in the country.
“We regard Malaysia as a first-world military customer. We are the largest international defence-equipment supplier to the Malaysian armed forces including frigates, trainer aircraft (Hawk), armed vehicles, missile systems, ground-based air-defence systems, radars and bridging systems,” he said.
BAE Systems International sales director – Typhoon and Hawk, Andy Lavin said the company provides the cheapest cost of ownership to operate the Eurofighter Typhoon.
“Currently we have over 520 units in service from eight countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
“The fighter jet is collaboratively developed and manufactured by BAE Systems UK, Leonardo – Aircraft Division (Italy) and Airbus Defence & Space (Germany and Spain),” he said.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations including air policing, peace support and high intensity conflict.
“Currently we have secured over 100 additional orders with potential orders of 184 aircraft from countries including Germany, Saudi Arabia and Spain,” he said.
Lavin said Eurofighter Typhoon sales could reach 1,000 aircraft globally in the next five years, backed by on-going active campaign promotion in countries including Belgium, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Malaysia and Canada.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Barisan Nasional’s (BN) manifesto for the youths launched tonight has eight pledges, chief among them to strengthen rural economies, guarantee more job opportunities, and increase income and training for young workers.
The creation of ‘agropreneur’ and ‘seapreneur’
To assist youths in rural areas, BN Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has promised to allocate RM180 million to fund young farmers, expected to benefit up to 10,000 “agropreneurs”.
Another RM20 million will be allocated to fund “seapreneurs”, affecting up to 1,000 young fishermen.
To create this new breed of rural youth entrepreneurs, he has promised to expand the rural digital economy through various programmes such as eUsahawan, eRezeki and eLadang while making it cheaper for youths to obtain a B2 motorcycle license under the MyLesen programme.
At the manifesto launch tonight, Khairy echoed BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s promise to Felda settlers with a RM5,000 incentive for all, special replanting grant and to write off all replanting debts as well as debts incurred in purchasing Felda Global Venture shares.
In the manifesto, he said: “By assisting the youths in rural areas in every district, we will generate more job opportunities and guarantee that rural youths will succeed in the digital world. We will assist farmers and fishermen with funds and training programmes.”
One million jobs for youths
BN has also promised that youths will be able to take part in national infrastructure mega projects. He expected this to be able to generate more job opportunities as well.
More than one million youths will also benefit and be able to obtain career opportunities under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), as he plans on expanding the National TVET Boot Camp short courses and premises nationwide.
Another five million schoolchildren will be prepared with the relevant skill sets to face the Digital Industrial Revolution 4.0 while more than one million tertiary education students will be receiving PTPTN loans.
Khairy has also promised to create more high skill job opportunities by developing high tech industries and through MyInternship programme where university students have the opportunity to receive industrial training.
Boosting youth income
Young teachers can rejoice under BN’s leadership with the introduction of a special incentive if they hold tuition classes after school hours while reducing administrative duties.
Under the Fair Works Commission, Khairy promised to improve the market’s salary scale while increasing minimum wage.
He has also promised to reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign workers by 15 per cent. The ratio of employee compensation will also be increased up to 40 per cent of the national gross domestic product.
“We will begin to intervene on salary increment to improve the market’s salary scheme. We will also assist the youths to pick up new online skills or their productivity by assistance to purchase work related software.
“Companies are encouraged to offer flexible working hours and the youths have the opportunity to earn more income through the Orang-E portal,” he said in the manifesto.
Creating more youth entrepreneurs
BN will also allocated RM5 billion assistance into the Youth Entrepreneurial Network — a one-stop centre for all government agencies tasked with assisting young entrepreneurs. The network will reduce bureaucratic red tape while expediting approvals for assistance.
Tax exemption and a special fund will be granted to encourage renowned brands or companies to assist small time entrepreneurs while a digital transformation for the small and medium enterprises via grants and credit loan guarantee is expected to assist them gain access into the international market.
A special allocation for Sabah and Sarawak entrepreneurs will be made available under the National Development Fund where they will provide carve-out and compete initiatives.
Easing the burden of young families
Newly-wedded couples or those planning to get married will receive a financial assistance to ease wedding expenses.
A special parental course in 168 locations nationwide will also be made available for expecting parents while the existing ADAM50 initiative will increase the financial assistance for families with newborns.
Parents who save up for their children’s education will also enjoy a special incentive while children below 12 from low income families living in low cost housing schemes will have access to art and sports classes.
Micro-credit loan conditions specifically for part-time women entrepreneurs will be made available to encourage more women generate income.
Increasing quality of life
Like the main manifesto, affordable housing has received special attention from BN Youth. It has promised to increase the number of affordable homes, make rent more affordable, transit homes, rent-to-own homes and assisting them in getting deposits.
A special bank will be created to stimulate affordable home ownership. The bank will make loan processes for homes below RM300,000 easier.
Khairy also promised to reduce broadband subscription by 50 per cent while doubling its speed in phases. Public universities will be among the first to enjoy high speed internet access of 100 gigabit per second.
Under BN’s rule, each state constituency will enjoy a public internet centre with a minimum speed of 20 megabit per second.
No one left behind
To ensure that everyone will enjoy Malaysia’s economic success, Khairy has given his guarantee to a broad segment of Malaysian society that has been left behind and forgotten.
Islamic religious school graduates will be paired up with Halal Industry Companies while the Orang Asli youths will have job opportunities with green companies. Training will also be provided for disabled youths so they may enter the mainstream job market.
Former drug abusers, former juvenile convicts, the homeless and single teen mothers will also be granted a second chance through training programmes so they too may enter the mainstream job market.
Youth participation in national administration
Youths will also be able to decide on national and local agenda. Khairy promised to establish a Youth Local Council chaired by the local council presidents or mayor so they may debate issues pertaining to youths.
He also promised a 35 per cent youth participation on Rukun Tetangga leadership committees while under the Belia@Kabinet programme, the best ideas from youths voted under the MyCadang application will be submitted to the Cabinet on a monthly basis.
Datuk Seri Najib, dalam ucapan perasmiannya berkata, ini merupakan tambahan kepada tiga juta peluang pekerjaan yang dijanjikan sewaktu pelancaran Manifesto Barisan Nasional pada 7 April lepas. – Astro AWANI/SHAHIR OMAR
KUALA LUMPUR: Program MyApprenticeship, yang dilancarkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hari ini dijangka dapat menambah sejuta lagi peluang pekerjaan dalam bidang-bidang seperti automotif, pengkomputeran, termasuklah Revolusi Perindustrian Keempat atau IR4.10.
Najib, dalam ucapan perasmiannya berkata, ini merupakan tambahan kepada tiga juta peluang pekerjaan yang dijanjikan sewaktu pelancaran Manifesto Barisan Nasional (BN) pada 7 April lepas.
“Ternyata ini sungguh berbeza dengan manifesto pembangkang yang hanya sekadar menjanjikan satu juta sahaja peluang pekerjaan dalam tempoh lima tahun yang sama,” katanya sewaktu merasmikan Program MyApprenticeship di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini hari ini.
Melalui program itu, Kementerian Sumber Manusia dan Kementerian Kewangan akan bertindak sebagai peneraju, dan satu juta peluang perantisan akan disediakan di sektor awam dan swasta, dengan sasaran mereka ialah golongan belia dan wanita di negara ini.
Perdana Menteri berkata, beliau yakin penyediaan tambahan sejuta lagi peluang pekerjaan itu dapat direalisasikan berdasarkan konteks dan kerangka ekonomi Malaysia yang semakin kukuh dan mantap.
“Salah satu daripada perkembangan termasuklah apabila Forum Ekonomi Dunia (WEF) baru-baru ini telah mengangkat Malaysia kepada dua anak tangga, dan kini kita berada di kedudukan ke-23 daripada 137 buah negara paling berdaya saing di persada global.
“Bang Dunia pada tahun lepas juga telah menaikkan unjuran ekonomi Malaysia sebanyak tiga kali, dan mereka telah menutup dengan jangkaan ekonomi kita berkembang pada kadar 5.8%. Dan meskipun diulangkaji sebanyak tiga kali, kita telah mengatasi unjuran tersebut apabila kita berjaya mencapa pertumbuhan sebanyak 5.9 peratus,” katanya lagi, selain menyebut tentang penarafan positif dari firma antarabangsa seperti Moody’s, Standard and Poor, dan Fitch yang meletakkan Malaysia pada kategori A.
Perdana Menteri juga berkata bahawa beliau telah dimaklumkan satu lagi perkhabaran gembira apabila Bursa Saham Malaysia hari ini telah mencecah paras yang tertinggi dalam sejarah.
“Ini semua menafikan dan menolak apa yang diwar-warkan oleh pembangkang kononnya Malaysia ini adalah negara bankrap atau failed state, mahupun perlu diselamatkan. Rekod pencapaian kita seperti ini bukan perlu diselamatkan, tapi kita perlu menyelamatkan negara kita daripada jatuh ke tangan mereka yang tergolong dalam kumpulan tersebut,” katanya lagi.
Mereka yang ingin mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai program MyApprenticeship ini boleh melayari www.myapprenticeship.my, sebuah portal yang bertindak sebagai one stop platform dalam menyediakan maklumat mengenai peluang perantisan, peluang pekerjaan termasuk memadankan program perantisan dengan majikan yang bersesuaian mengikut bidang pekerjaan.
KUALA LUMPUR: A new system will be introduced by the Barisan Nasional government to safeguard job opportunities and training for youths.
The Youth Guarantee promised to provide Malaysians under 30-year olds a job or a training opportunity within six months after they registered.
BN pledged that this was not a rhetoric promise as six initiatives namely SL1M (1Malaysia Training Scheme) 2.0; MyApprenticeship; MyInternship; National Bootcamp TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training); Employment through Infrastructure Projects and Social Entrepreneurship Job, will kick-off to implement the system.
Under SL1M 2.0, university students and potential employers will be matched at an earlier stage while the Social Entrepreneurship Job initiative will provide incentives to social entrepreneurs in creating more job opportunities.
Meanwhile, National Bootcamp TVET to increase TVET training grounds via short courses followed by job matching with the industry player.
Youths will have more opportunity to work under the national mega infrastructure projects once Employment through Infrastructure Projects initiative is executed.
MyIntership initiative to help every public university student equipped with high Microsoft Office skill and quality industry training.
Under SL1M 2.0, university students and potential employers will be matched at an earlier stage. Pic by YAZIT RAZALI
MyApprenticeship initiative offers a new alternative to school leavers who want to work while training in five major industries.
Among other initiatives and targets to be implemented to achieve the promise include:
• More than five millions students to be equipped with skills to face the 4th Industrial Revolution.
• More than one million youth to have career and training opportunity in TVET industry.
• More than one million university students to get National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan.
• Increase high-skilled jobs by spurring the development of high-tech industries
• To repair and upgrade dilapidated schools nationwide within five years.
The Youth Guarantee promised to provide Malaysians under 30-year olds a job or a training opportunity within six months after they registered. Pic by ZAIN AHMED