MALACCA: The Human Resources Ministry intends to establish a Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) integrated city which brings together universities, industries and innovation generating centres to uphold the future of TVET.
Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said the city would probably be built in Tanjung Malim, Perak on land owned by the ministry comprising an area of 24.28ha but the development of the city depends on the success of the programme or initiative implemented by the Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN).
“The suggestion includes the construction of a new TVET university proposed to the Human Resource Minister and he responded positively as it is a positive initiative besides the ministry has vacant land in Tanjung Malim.
“I think the location is suitable because there is Proton, Sultan Idris Education University and it can be a great city from the academic, technical and industrial aspects,” he told reporters after launching a strategic technology programme at MTUN here, today.
Also present was Department of Skills Development deputy director-general Suimi Abdul Majid and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Raha Abdul Rahim.
Commenting further, Mahfuz said the TVET integrated city was one of the ministry’s efforts to increase parents’ confidence to send their children to pursue TVET courses as well as guaranteeing a better future for graduates of the field.
Comment: Another infrastructure project? Why waste more money to build a new TVET university? The money can be better used for so many things, among them are: 1. Incentivisze the industry to collaborate with existing public TVET universities & skills training institutions that the 7 Ministries has in existence. 2. Create digital & off-line campaigns targeted at youths from both the urban & rural areas 3. Enhance the trainers teaching capability 4. Revise many outdated curriculum, in line with the digital & IR4.0 movement.
There are so much more that could be done instead of just wasting more money to build more infrastructure. Anyway, that’s just admin’s humble opinion, what say you?
A key aspect of the skills mismatch is between academic qualifications and technical and vocational qualifications. Malaysia’s Education Blueprints emphasise technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as essential for the needs of the labour market and economy. However, only 13% of all upper secondary students are pursuing TVET courses, while at the higher education level less than 9% are in polytechnics. It has often been noted that students and their parents regard TVET as an inferior educational pathway, ‘dead end’ and for the academically challenged. But, in fact, according to the School to Work Transition Survey (SWTS), both young job seekers and young workers consider TVET as the most useful qualification for getting a good job—the reasons for the mismatch/misperception need to be addressed. For example, the salary differential could be an important reason; the SWTS found that there is a significant wage differential between TVET graduates and those with other types of hard skills.
Only 1% of all Chinese and 4% of Indian secondary school students are pursuing technical and vocational education as compared to 15% of Bumiputera students. Despite the government’s recognition of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as critical to meet the demands of industry and contribute to economic growth, TVET is still not attractive as an education pathway choice. A number of reasons have been identified, including the fact that TVET graduates and practitioners are not recognised as professionals and, therefore are not able to demand higher wages and career advancement. Those from such schools also have limited access to higher education institutions (EPU (n.d., pp.9-4 to 9-7). TVET is often negatively perceived as the second or last choice and only ventured into by those who do not have good academic qualifications (Cheong and Lee (2016)).
To get a good job, the most useful qualification is professional… The students were asked about the education or training they consider most useful for getting a good job (Table 2.5).
All students, irrespective of ethnicity, gender or urban-rural location, prioritise professional qualifications. This view is clearly in line with their strong preference for professional occupations.
Overall, technical and vocational skills training is the next most important qualification, after professional qualification, to get a good job – this is striking in that it contrasts sharply with the relatively low attendance in TVET schools noted in Chart 2.3.
The secondary school students appear to be aware of the importance of TVET for the job market but would rather pursue an academic education. Chinese students do not find technical and vocational skills training to be particularly important (this may be linked to their relatively low attendance at TVET schools); they put more emphasis on internships and on-the-job training and also on business management degrees. In fact, all ethnic groups recognise the importance of apprenticeship training and work experience for getting a good job. This very likely reflects their perception that employers want to hire those with work experience and that a major reason why they do not easily get jobs upon completing their education is that they do not have practical experience.
Malaysian youth can pursue an academic pathway to acquire a higher education qualification or they have the option of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes that lead to the award of skills qualification (at certificate-Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia, diploma-Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia or advanced diploma-Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia levels). The TVET programmes are currently offered by various ministries, government agencies and private sector institutions, leading to unintended competition and duplication (MOE (2015, p.4-4)). Currently, there is a perception that TVET qualifications offer fewer attractive career and academic progression, thereby limiting the number of students who apply for such courses. The aim of the government, therefore, is to “move from a higher education system with a primary focus on university education as the sole pathway to success, to one where academic and TVET pathways are equally valued and cultivated” (Ibid., p.E-13. In addition, a TVET Masterplan is currently under study to develop skilled talent to meet the growing and changing demands of industry, promote individual opportunities for career development and ensure that the country has the skilled technical workforce it needs to reach high income status)
To get a good job, they consider TVET the most useful qualification… The job seekers, in particular the Bumiputeras and Others, identify TVET as most useful for getting a good job (Chart 4.20). This is striking when contrasted with the low ranking given to TVET by tertiary students (20% of job seekers as compared to 12% of tertiary students). It is also striking given that less than 5% of the job seekers have such qualifications (as shown earlier in Chart 4.3). The Chinese and Indian job seekers, on the other hand, feel that a professional qualification is most useful. Among all job seekers there is recognition of the usefulness of on-the-job training and apprenticeships; they recognise that work experience often counts in getting a job.
The salary range for new workers
Mean salaries offered for those with TVET qualifications are quite significantly below those for university graduates—which may help to shed light on why TVET qualifications are not popular among the young.
Employers from the public sector, public listed companies and also private contractors prefer undergraduates from local universities for skilled jobs. Other employers who indicate a preference for TVET graduates in skilled jobs include sole proprietors, private limited companies and especially private contractors. For the low-skilled or manual workers, employers do not have strong educational preferences; where there are preferences it is worth noting that the public sector and public listed companies indicate a preference for TVET graduates.
Overhaul the current TVET system A plethora of weaknesses has been identified in the current TVET system and solutions proposed with little sustainable impact to date. The establishment by the government of a National Taskforce to reform TVET holds promise of real change—that will happen only if there is a complete structural overhaul of the system to:
– Ensure strategic coordination, importantly, by bringing the diverse and huge number of training providers (over 1,000 public and private TVET institutions) under a single effective governance body that can provide quality assurance for the skill outputs from the different institutions; – Prioritise a demand-driven approach by ensuring close industry involvement to realistically relate training to workforce needs, including providing incentives for employers to offer WBT; – Establish a relevant and reliable competency standards and qualifications framework for better matching and to facilitate entry of TVET graduates into universities; and – Raise the status of TVET, including through gender-sensitive labour market information and career guidance, including introducing role models. A review of salary differentials between TVET graduates and those from other educational streams could also shed light on the issues that need to be addressed.
Source: Excerpts from Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) 2018
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government believed that the cooperation would create a new breed of specialist workforce in learning the latest technology that has a spillover effect that would be able to boost economic growth and development of technology in other sectors such as agriculture, construction, health and services.
“The government believes the agenda to empower TVET with the cooperation from the industry players should be the national TVET strategic goals.
“A smart partnership between the industry and TVET institutions will help in the production of quality products and more efficient services,” he said in his keynote address at the TVET Convention here today.
To achieve that, Dr Mahathir called on more industry players to play a more active role in developing the country’s human capital and supporting the national TVET policy, especially by recognising the skills of TVET graduates and sharing their expertise with them.
Dr Mahathir said TVET programmes which involved a joint venture between public TVET institution and multinational company and based on industry needs and requirements, had proven successful with almost 90 per cent of the graduates being able to secure jobs upon graduation.
“That is why public and private TVET industry players should get out of their comfort zones and find more effective solutions.
“One of the approaches is definitely through inter-stakeholder collaboration, especially with the industry,” he said.
The prime minister said TVET would be the game-changer in the government’s efforts to produce highly-skilled local workforce, hence reducing dependency on foreign workers.
He said the government would also strive to enhance Malaysian youth capability in TVET to enable the demands of the high-tech industry to be met by the local workforce.
PUTRAJAYA: The government has called on Malaysia’s major industry players to support its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) agenda.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government recognises TVET as one of the keys in the country’s aspiration to become a developed nation.
“Graduates from TVET programmes that are joint ventures between public TVET institutions and multinational companies have proven to be successful, where almost 90% of TVET graduates have been able to get a job after graduation.
“Because of this, the major players such as public and private TVET institutes should get out of their comfort zone and find effective solutions.
Dr Mahathir added that producing more skilled manpower would reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers.
“The government will continue to strive to enhance the capacity of Malaysian youths in TVET to ensure the needs of high technology industries can be met by local workers.
“This will also change the labour market in which the government can prioritise producing more highly skilled jobs that offer high income.
“This is in line with our efforts to attract high quality investments to this country,” said Dr Mahathir.
Later, Dr Mahathir engaged in a dialogue session with chief executives of the industry. Also present was Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
The theme of the two-day conference is “Human Capital Development to Enhance Future Skills Agenda”.
Kementerian Sumber Manusia telah menyiapkan pelan tindakan (blueprint) 2025 di bawah Majlis Pembangunan Kemahiran Kebangsaan yang membabitkan enam kementerian untuk meluaskan lagi projek Latihan Vokasional dan Pendidikan Teknikal (TVET).
Timbalannya, Datuk Mahfuz Omar berkata, program Tahfiz TVET merupakan langkah pertama untuk meluaskan lagi latihan kemahiran kepada anak muda Tahfiz mengikut keperluan industri semasa.
Katanya, kementerian akan bekerjasama dengan Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) untuk merancakkan TVET secara lebih baik dengan elemen Tahfiz yang dibawa.
“Kita sedang dalam memasukkan pelan ini ke dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke 12 supaya menjadi persiapan untuk kita lebih bersungguh-sungguh menyediakan dana mencukupi terutama dalam menghadapi Industri Revolusi 4.0.
“Saya harap dengan adanya TVET Tahfiz ini, perhubungan dua latar belakang yang berbeza dapat dipertemukan di mana tenaga pengajar tahfiz sedikit sebanyak dapat mempelajari ilmu kemahiran Industri Automasi dan Robotik. Malah guru TVET juga dapat memahami tentang Tahfiz.
“Saya menyeru ibu bapa supaya tidak bimbang untuk hantar anak-anak mereka dalam program TVET Tahfiz ini malah kita harus lihat sebagai salah satu masa depan mereka untuk mendapatkan peluang pekerjaan,”katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas majlis Perasmian TVET Tahfiz dan Sambutan Aidilfitri Encounter Corridor Training Centre (ECTC), di Galleri Klang Sentral, hari ini.
Datuk Mahfuz Omar beramah mesra dengan pelajar tahfiz dalam majlis yang diadakan hari ini.
Turut hadir, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Enter Coridor, Ahmad Radzi Yusof; Pengetua Maahad Tahfiz Al Quran Wa As Sunnah (MTAQWA’S), Ahmad Zaki Abdul Latif; dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Meru, Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar.
Dalam majlis sama, beliau turut menyokong pendekatan ‘MenTVETkan tahfiz dan menTahfizkan TVET’ sebagai salah satu agenda yang dibawa oleh kerajaan untuk memperkasakan pendidikan Tahfiz.
Katanya, peluang tersebut akan membuka peluang lebih luas kepada pelajar tahfiz menceburi bidang kemahiran yang diiktiraf Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) tanpa mengabaikan hafazan mereka.
“Saya juga berharap Jabatan Zakat dapat tampil membiayai memberikan dana kepada anak-anak tahfiz untuk program tvet yang sudah tentu akan membentuk pemikiran baru di luar kotak dimana Tahfiz tidak semestinya menjadi imam dan bilal sahaja apabila mereka keluar bekerja kelak,”ujarnya.
Sementara itu, Ahmad Radzi berkata, program TVET Tahfiz sama sekali tidak mengganggu proses pembelajaran dan penghafazan anak-anak Tahfiz.
Malah katanya, program ini dapat memberikan penekanan bersifat ‘serampang dua mata’ membabitkan latihan kemahiran dan menghafaz al-Quran kepada pelajarnya.
“Waktu belajar dan menghafaz mereka tidak akan terganggu. Program hafazan hanya akan berlangsung pada sebelah malam. Manakala program latihan TVET ini bermula jam 8pagi sehingga jam 5 petang.
“Untuk pilot project yang pertama kali di adakan ini, pengambilan pelajar tahfiz untuk sesi pertama latihan TVET seramai 35 orang,”ujarnya.
Program hari ini turut menyaksikan tandatangan memorandum persefahaman antara ECTC dan MTAQWA’S.
The technical and vocational education training (TVET) for Indian participants at a Johor training centre is being funded by a trust for Indian Malaysians that has been in existence since 2013, says the Human Resources Ministry.
The ministry was responding to criticism that alleged only Indian participants received fee exemptions.
In a statement today, the ministry said the exemptions are for diploma and certificate courses, and added that it is also working to expand the exemption to the B40 group and Orang Asli participants.
Earlier today, Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra) highlighted that some parents who sent their children to the Industrial Training Institution in Johor had vented their frustration over Indian students being purportedly exempted from paying fees.
In a statement, the party accused the Human Resources Ministry of abusing its power and misusing public funds for race-based purposes.
The Human Resources Ministry said, meanwhile, that RM5 million was allocated in Budget 2019 to encourage up to 2,000 Indian youths to choose TVET courses.
As of July 1, some 356 Indian youths had enrolled in short-term courses, and the ministry is expecting 218 more to enrol in diploma and certificate courses for the July 2019 session.
The ministry pointed out that this is not the first time an initiative for Indian youths has been implemented.
It said the Youth and Sports Ministry allocated RM11.6 million from 2013 to 2015 for a TVET initiative which involved 671 Indian students.
Comment: All communities should not be left out in the opportunity for education in Malaysia, especially the B40 group. There are certain extremist group in social media & NGO that’s trying to create hatred among the Malays towards other races in Malaysia, as well as portraying that the current PH government is incapable by specifically targeting some Ministers. DO NOT MIX education with race & politics!
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The Human Resource Ministry plans to introduce a three-day paternity leave for the private sector, in response to requests from NGOs and private sector unions, Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said today.
He said an amendment to the Employment Act 1955 is being prepared and will be submitted to the Cabinet before it is tabled in Parliament.
“We have held discussions with the National Labour Advisory Council and representatives of trade unions and employers on the matter,” he told a press conference after a Clients Day programme of the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) and the launch of a ‘Pay and Win’ promotion, here.
Mahfuz said the amendment to the act also involved increasing the maternity leave from 60 days to 90 as was being implemented in the public service.
Pertubuhan Pertolongan Wanita (WAO) had called for a seven-day paternity leave in the private sector, as enjoyed by the male employees in the public sector.
Meanwhile, Mahfuz urged the over 300,000 PTPK borrowers to repay their loans which he said had accumulated to over RM1.2 billion since 2001.
He said PTPK is offering incentives to the tune of RM40,000 to the borrowers who repay under the ‘Pay and Win’ promotion between July 1 and September 30.
Bekerja di pelantar minyak tak sama dengan bekerja di tempat-tempat biasa. Berjauhan dengan keluarga, anak bini serta girlfriend, kerja 12 jam sehari start jam 6.30 pagi sampai le jam 6.30 petang. Pergerakkan pun terbatas, banyak regulation yang kena patuhi.
Tentang safety pulak, number one. Sesetengah platform Petronas langsung tidak benarkan personnel keluar dari living quarters kalau tak pakai coverall, sebab safety. Mercury hazard Dan Hidrogen sulfida.. Platform Supervisor ada hak untuk hantar balik pada sesiapa yang langgar safety regulation. Kena pakai PPE atau personnel protective equipment setiap masa sewaktu bekerja, kalau after working hour sekalipun kena pakai kalau keluar dari living quarters. Living quarters – tempat makan minum, tengok tv, mandi, rehat dan tidur.
Nak ke offshore pun perlu jalan urine test terlebih dulu, mana-mana personnel yang positive, minta maaf sila balik rumah, offshore bukan tempat untuk penagih. Sekarang Petronas dah kuat kuasakan peraturan ni di sebelah east coast ni. Mana-mana personnel yang nak ke Petronas platform mesti urine test dulu sebelum naik chopper. Exxonmobil, Talisman dan lain-lain buat masa ni belum start lagik.
Risiko pun tinggi, ombak besar, angin kencang, kerja-kerja yang dijalankan semuanya kerja yang robbust. Takde kerja yang takde risiko. Life di offshore perlu allert 24 jam. Masih berminat nak bekerja di offshore ke?
Kelayakkan untuk bekerja di Offshore
Bukan semua orang boleh atau layak untuk bekerja di offshore. Hanya mereka yang betul-betul fit dibenarkan berada di atas platform, mat fit tidak digalakkan sama sekali.
Turun dari platform to boat Basic requirement untuk bekerja di pelantar minyak.
Berusia at least 18 tahun ke atas – biasanya lepasan SPM lah. Sementara nak tunggu result tu ok juga cari pengalaman. Masalahnya sukar juga nak dapatkan company yang nak recruit worker yang tidak pernah ada pengalaman bekerja ni. Paling mudah gi register kat INSTEP – Institut Teknologi Petronas. Lawat web dia kalau nak tahu lebih lanjut. Tak jauh pun, area Batu Rakit Kuala Terengganu jer. Institut Teknologi PETRONAS (INSTEP – Batu Rakit Campus) Lot 9764, Mukim Batu Rakit, 21020, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman, MALAYSIA Tel: 609 – 669 6141 Fax: 609 – 669 6702 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalau dah grad dari INSTEP, ada rezeki boleh bekerja dengan di Petronas ataupun Exxonmobil platform. Tapi kalau kena hantar kat onshore macam di Onshore Gas Terminal, Paka ka.. nasib lah.
Safety Passport – Conpulsory, wajib. Bagaimana nak dapatkan safety passport ni. … kalau di sebelah pantai timur ni, TSTC menawarkan berbagai course untuk workers. Ada berpuluh-puluh courses di sini tetapi yang wajib untuk bekerja di offshore : Basic sea survival course HUET – Helicopter underwater escape training Fire fighting Untuk bekerja di sebelah platform Petronas, anda perlu ada 4 courses. Exxonmobil setakat ini mewajibkan 3 courses. So tanpa course ini anda tidak akan dapat passport, takde passport maaf anda tidak dibenarkan.
Walau bagaimanapun kalau anda seorang VIP, kalau takde anda maka kerja tak boleh buat, masih ada peluang untuk anda terlepas untuk sekali namun bergantung kepada keadaan.
Berapa ribu ringgit Malaysia? Untuk 4 courses ini ada perlu ada RMX,XXX.XX. Anda boleh contact TSTC atau layari website dia orang.
Terengganu Safety Training Center Sdn Bhd 3572, Jalan Panchur, Kawasan Perindustrian Teluk Kalong, 24000 Kemaman Terengganu Darul Iman Tell : 09-8623300 Fax : 09-8623302
Physically fit – Macam aku terangkan di atas, hanya personnel yang fit sahaja yang boleh bekerja di sana, yang jenis lemah lembik dinasihatkan tak perlu memohon lah. Alasan aku, kita akan bekerja di sebuah tempat yang kotor, bahaya, cuaca yang tak menentu atau ringkasnya kerja-kerja yang memerlukan kekuatan fizikal dan mental. Everything nak cepat, kalau lambat panas lah telinga. Begitu juga dengan crew-crew otai yang dah lama bekerja di sana, ada yang hampir 30 tahun! So puak-puak otai ni ada yang kasar ada yang sebaliknya. Kalau dapat bekerja dengan satu team yang baik tu ok lah, kalau puak yang satu lagi tu, alamat nak kena demob je lah.
Demob – balik ke onshore, atau back to town.
Mentallity Fit – Kalau cepat terasa hati, suka menangis, cepat tersentuh atau apa saja peel yang sewaktu dengan kaum hawa tu sekali lagi dinasihatkan tak perlu apply lah. Sebab, sendiri mau ingat kita nak bekerja di pelantar minyak nun di tengah laut, bukannya di kedai salun rambut. Medical check-up – Anda perlu jalani medical check-up terlebih dahulu, x-ray apa-apa yang patut. Jantung OK, paru-paru OK, mata OK dan semuanya OK. Kalau semua OK boleh jalan terus. So ini lah serba sedikit BASIC requirement untuk bekerja di offshore.
Position Yang Ditawarkan
List di sini mungkin tidak lengkap, tetapi ini adalah antara regular position yang ada di offshore.
Helper – kalau bahasa kasarnya kuli, macam aku lah. Helper task dia membantu sesiapa sahaja yang perlukan bantuan, tak kira apa task sekalipun. Kerja biasanya lebih kepada nak memudahkan kerja-kerja orang lain, termasuklah tukang angkat spannar, bersihkan working area dan housekeeping. Ramai adik-adik lepasan SPM yang apply kerja ni. Estimated Salary : RM40.00-RM50.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Rigger – Atas sikit dari helper, nak jadi rigger pun kena join rigging course, bukan boleh pakai redah jer. Tasknya lebih kepada ringging job, lasak, seperti menarik dan menolak bebanan yang berat yang biasanya crane tak boleh operate. Kelebihan untuk mereka yang bertubuh sasa, mat fit tak sesuai. Estimated Salary : RM80.00-RM100.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Rigger Scaffolder – Rigger juga tetapi specialize dalam erect scaffolding, bahasa baku panggil perancah, tapi jangan ler sesekali sebut perencah kat offshore, nanti kena gelak dik. Tugasnya erect scaffolding untuk jadikan access platform dan panjat tempat tinggi menggunakan safety hardness. Estimated Salary : RM80.00-RM120.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Fitter – Fitter kerjanya fit up weld steel pipe atau structure, biasanya satu team dengan welder. Estimated Salary : RM90.00-RM130.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Welder -Welder, tugasnya menyambung pipe atau structure yang telah di fit up oleh fitter. Post ni boleh tahan, kalau banyak “lesen” boleh buat duit banyak. Lesen ni datangnya dari Welder Qualification Test (WQT) .. haaa translate la sendiri, memang dah gitu term nya. Kalau banyak lesen dipanggil multi skill, boleh weld material carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex, cuni etc ler. Orang kampung aku cakap juruteri.. wahaha. Estimated Salary : RM100.00-RM300.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Blaster – Blaster kerjanya blasts metal surface dengan menggunakan blasting equipment sebelum painter paints sesuatu surface, pipe ke structure ke.. mana-mana lah. Pakaian macam orang nak kebulan, rimas la sikit. Perlu ada IMM courses. Estimated Salary : RM70.00-RM90.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Painter – Painter pulak sambung kerja yang blaster dah buat, dia apply paint pada surface tu. Sama la kena pakai pakaian ke bulan jugak. Perlu ada IMM courses. Estimated Salary : RM70.00-RM90.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Electrician – Nama pun electrician, kerja-kerja berkenaan dengan electric di platform. Estimated Salary : RM100.00-RM120.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Instrument Fitter – Instrument fitter tasksnya berkenaan dengan bahagian instrument, process, tubing etc. Rilex jer kerja ni, tak berat langsung. Estimated Salary : RM90.00-RM100.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Crane Operator – Operate platform crane.. huii kena ada course ni, kalau boleh bawak crane di onshore belum tentu boleh bawak crane di offshore. Estimated Salary : RMxx.00-RMxx.00, offshore rate, 12 hours working time.
Professional posts – Graduates from Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering courses are all of interest to offshore companies in exploration and production activities such as:
Geologists and Geophysicists Reservoir engineers Drilling engineers Petroleum engineers
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Komen: Jika anda dah dalam bidang O&G dan nak dipersijilkan (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia, Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia atau Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia), anda boleh rujuk DAFTAR NOSS JPK untuk lihat samada standard pekerjaan telah dibangunkan ke belum. Kalau dah ada, mohon SKM/DKM/DLKM anda melalui PPT.
About one-third of manufacturing workers holds a bachelor’s degree in 2016, up from only 8% in 1970, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Meanwhile, the share of workers with a high school degree or less shrunk from 79% to 43% over the same time period.
Manufacturing employs about 12.6 million workers, down from a high of nearly 20 million in 1979. Automation has displaced millions of workers and taken over many routine tasks, causing more manufacturing positions to require or degree or credential.
The center projects that the sector will shed 2% of its workers with a high school diploma or less by 2027. There will be 200,000 fewer “good jobs” — or those that make at least $35,000 — for those with bachelor’s degrees, but 300,000 more good jobs for workers with middle skills.
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The research further supports two well-documented trends: the dramatic narrowing of the job market in manufacturing and the growing need for postsecondary training for industry jobs – particularly through associate degrees and credentials.
However, even the number of good manufacturing jobs available to workers without a bachelor’s degree has been dwindling, from 7.2 million in 1991 to 4.8 million in 2016. Meanwhile, middle-skill jobs, or those where workers have more than a high school education but less than a bachelor’s degree, account for some of the biggest growth in the sector. For example, the number of associate degree-holders with good manufacturing jobs grew to 1 million in 2016.
The center notes that nondegree credentials also boost the chances that manufacturing workers will get a good job, regardless of their level of education. Having a certification or license, for example, improves the chances that workers with a high school diploma will find a good manufacturing job by 18 percentage points.
Many have lauded credentials a way to quickly upskill workers for the ever-changing needs of the job market. And indeed, research from the Lumina Foundation and the Strada Education Network found that those with nondegree credentials are more likely to report having a full-time job than those without credentials.
As such, the credential marketplace have been growing, with even soft skills on offer at some universities. There’s also been a growing call for universities to embed certifications within their degree programs. That way, the thinking goes, colleges can keep their curriculum current and give students proof of in-demand skills before they graduate.
The Lumina Foundation has found value in the approach but notes that such efforts haven’t been closely monitored for their effect on labor market outcomes. It may, however, prove to be one way for colleges to better meet the needs of U.S. employers, who often voice their difficulty with finding skilled workers.
Comment: Likewise, technical and vocational graduates or commonly known as TVET in Malaysia, should pursue a Bachelor or Masters degree in order to be able to scale higher in their career or business. It’s no more a dream for TVET graduates, despite not having SPM or poor SPM results, to further their studies beyond Diploma (whether it’s Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) or Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM)).
There are now 5 public technical universities that’s officially accepting TVET diploma holders. Many may not be aware that some private universities have also been accepting these TVET diploma holders (without or with poor SPM results) but soon (perhaps another month or so), an official announcement would be made to provide a second chance to these group of technically inclined graduates who may not excel academically.
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