Category Archives: TVET & Vocational Training – Malaysian News

Mukhriz: Youth should look at TVET’s marketability

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the perception that TVET as the second option should stop as TVET graduates have proven to have gained popularity in the industry especially in the era of the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0). — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the perception that TVET as the second option should stop as TVET graduates have proven to have gained popularity in the industry especially in the era of the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0). — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

JITRA, March 17 — Young people have been urged to consider the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for all its advantages while furthering their education, especially in terms of graduates’ marketability.

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the perception that TVET as the second option should stop as TVET graduates have proven to have gained popularity in the industry especially in the era of the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0).

“TVET has been through the current paradigm shift and I welcome the industry players to ensure the training carried out to meet the needs of the industry today.

“Therefore, the government transforms and empowers TVET so that it will be the best choice for parents and students as well as to enhance their job marketability,” he said this in his speech at the opening ceremony of  the TVET Education Skills Development @Kedah Carnival here today.

He said there were more than 45 institutions in the state offering students various skills, among others, information technology, electrical and electronics, culinary and agriculture.

“Candidates of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), especially those who with results that may not be up to mark, I hope they will take the advantage of this TVET because of the wider job opportunities for those who have the skills to work in the industrial sector in the state,” he said.

Source: Bernama

Minister: Cabinet will choose Nurul Izzah’s replacement at TVET taskforce

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar vacated the position along with all her other positions in PKR in December, following allegations of nepotism in the government. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar vacated the position along with all her other positions in PKR in December, following allegations of nepotism in the government. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

IPOH, March 16 — M. Kulasegaran said he is leaving the appointment of a new chairman for the Technical and Vocational Education Training Empowerment Committee (TVET) to the Cabinet.

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar vacated the position along with all her other positions in PKR in December, following allegations of nepotism in the government.

The human resources minister also said there was no rush to choose a replacement.

“The committee can still go on despite not having its chairman there,” he said.

He said there are mechanisms in place to ensure the committee is able to perform its functions temporarily even without a head.

“My ministry and the Education Ministry are working together. At the end of the day, it is the officers who are doing the thing,” he added.

The committee is tasked with improving the country’s vocational education system.

Kulasegaran also explained that the PKR MP’s departure did not disrupt the committee’s review.

“We will have a conference in either April or May to present the findings of the committee,” he said.

The minister then credited the committee with improving awareness on vocational training and its innovations.

He said his ministry was also aiming to increase vocational training enrolment by increasing TVET hours.

“Now its operating hours is from 8am to 5pm. We are discussing with TVET directors to extend its hours to 11pm so that those working can study part time there.

“There are many types of training available. We are also getting specialised lecturers,” he added.

Source: www.malaymail.com

Comment: Extend operating hours to 11pm? Great idea but perhaps efficiency should be the priority, otherwise expenses may baloon with more officers ‘makan gaji buta’.


Minimum wage based on sector for implementation in two years: Kula Segaran

IPOH: The implementation of the minimum wage according to sectors will only be implemented at the earliest, in two years, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.

He said according to the National Wages Consultative Council Act (NWCC) 2011, a review of the minimum wage should be carried out every two years.

“Many people are unaware that that matters on wages are determined by a committee (National Wage Legislative Technical Committee), the minister has no power.

“Before the implementation of the minimum wage of RM1,100, discussions were held to cover all aspects, but according to the NWCC Act 2011, the matter will be reviewed and it is for later, not for now,“ he added.

He was speaking to reporters after the Meet & Greet Session at the Satria 4.0 & TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) Seminar 2019 at the Ipoh Industrial Training Institute in Meru.

Last Monday, media reports had said that the government would review the minimum wage rates according to job sectors.

Meanwhile, in his speech at the event, Kula, who is MP for Ipoh Barat, told the trainees that those who possessed TVET qualifications had bright career prospects, including in the film industry.

Source: Bernama

RM2mil allocation for UCSF for skills training

KOTA KINABALU: University College Yayasan Sabah (UCSF) received a RM2 million allocation from the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department for its skills training programmes in the State. ICU Director-General Datuk Zolkopli Dahalan said the allocation was included in the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK11) and his department fully supported UCSF’s efforts to attract the younger generation, especially those side-lined by mainstream education, to receive skills training which would enable them to earn a living and contribute to the economic development of the State and country.“If the programme shows a good outcome, then it may be continued in the next Malaysia Plan. This kind of training is good and I can see some of the work of trainees have already achieved international standards, so this work is something to be proud of and should be continued.” He said this to reporters after officiating the closing ceremony of the Borneo Art Newcomers (Banco) 2019, here, Thursday.

Asked whether similar programmes can be set up in other parts of the country, Zolkopli agreed and said he also welcomed other states to implement similar training programmes for school students not able to pursue their education to a higher level.“Of course, there are also side-lined youths in other states. But it is up to those respective states to take the effort to provide the opportunity for similar skills training for their youths so they can also improve their standard of living,” he said. 

A total of 70 trainees under the Sabah Native Special Programme 2018, who completed their visual arts, visual art sculptures and botanical batik creative arts short-term courses, also received their course certificate. UCSF Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohamed Haleem Mohamed Razi, in his speech, said UCSF hoped the course can be continued and expanded to reach out to more youths in the State where he said such training will assist and expand the talents and skills of youth trainees in line with the Government’s efforts to develop the State. 

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my

Comment: Every now and then, we see news of funds going to public TVET colleges or in this case, University College. What about the private sector? How much is the allocation from PTPK??
Is it enough for the private TVET colleges & institutes?

We will all know by end of the month but I highly suspect, it’s not gonna be enough, many of them either got to downsize, cease operation or if they want to survive, got to think creatively how to pull through this tough period.

Funding essential for B40 group to benefit from TVET training

Bernama pic)

There has been a lot of talk of the new Malaysian Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Roadmap.

However, there are plenty of unanswered questions in relation to the direction of TVET, although these programmes benefit the B40 the most.

Firstly, there is no single body in charge and TVET courses are provided by a couple of ministries.

This has resulted in different standards set by each of these ministries, although the human resources minister is supposed to head this.

Secondly, what skills are expected of a TVET graduate? Currently, students enrolled in the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) programme largely comprise of very low achievers at school. Some are hardly able to read and write.

With the development of technology and the coming of Industry 4.0, the industry expects graduates with innovative and higher-order thinking skills.

But school-leavers with these skills do not consider TVET as a study option and go on to take up degree courses.

These conflicting issues need to be addressed before students are counselled to take up TVET courses, so they are clear on their expectations.

Next, it is getting very difficult to promote TVET courses to school-leavers because they perceive TVET courses lead to low-level and lowly-paid jobs — those equated with cheap foreign labour.

The government needs to address this perception. Teachers also need to be educated on these possible high-paying jobs.

Having addressed the above, the next biggest issue is the demand for skilled workers. We understand that there are more than two million foreign workers who are either semi-skilled or unskilled working in this country.

So, what is the policy on the dependence on foreign workers and the subsequent replacement with a more locally-skilled workforce?

Assuming these two million foreign labourers are to be replaced with local TVET graduates over the next 10 years, wouldn’t that mean about 200,000 TVET students have to be trained annually? How are we going to do this?

Currently, skills training is provided by both the public and private institutions. It is very important that the government makes clear the role of the private sector in meeting the demand for training.

The survival, sustainability and investments by private skills training institutions greatly depends on a clear policy by the government.

Due to neglected funding, quite a number of private training institutions have ceased operations. Surely the human resources minister must realise that without proper funding, it is virtually impossible for the B40 lower-income populace to afford education.

The private training institutions have the capacity to meet the training needs of half the above demand. But the question is the funding.

It is a known fact that the majority of students who enrol in these skills programmes belong to the B40 group and would be heavily dependent on the funding.

The government needs to allocate the required funds or loans to cater for the underprivileged.

In conclusion, the TVET curriculum needs to be relooked to meet emerging technological changes.

Developing local human capital should take precedence in meeting the industry demands rather than being overly dependent on foreign labour.

To make this happen, the quota system of funding must cease, thus enabling all qualified students to pursue skills courses. This should be taken as a national agenda.

If this is not addressed, we will have to face the consequences of national socio-economic problems, thus affecting the future growth of the country.

Assoc Prof Elajsolan Mohan is the president of the National Association of Private Educational Institutions (Napei).

Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com

Comment: Yes, I agree that the private institutions be given more, if not equal funding vs government institutions. However, things are not moving that way, thus far.
Perhaps, it’s also time that private institutions be more creative in packaging their education but must be careful in not going against the Act 652 (National Skills Development Act).


I’ve seen how some of these private institutions done in a way that benefit the students, industry & themselves!
So, students, if you have problem getting into public institutions or having financial constraints with your fees but yet interested with skills courses, fill up the form here.

Malaysia to host first WorldChef Battlefield competition

It will be another first for Malaysia this April when it hosts the inaugural international culinary championship known as WorldChef Battlefield – Battle of the Masters (WCB 2019). The culinary championship is the first of its kind not just in Malaysia but the whole of Asia and will take place from April 4 to 7.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Muhammad Bakhiar Wan Chik, at the recent official launch said, “The love of good food is a trait shared by all Malaysians, and as a well-known food paradise in the continent of Asia, Malaysia is well-positioned to host WCB 2019.”

The event will be chaired by professional chef and Masterchef Malaysia judge Chef Zubir Zain, while the judging panel will be headed by Otto Weibel from Switzerland, who is accredited by the World Association of Chefs Societies. Other members of the jury comprise industry professionals from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.

“This championship brings a new perspective to the Masterchef culinary reality TV show which relies on amateur chefs as participants and Iron Chef where experienced guest chefs challenge the show’s resident ‘iron chef’ in a timed cooking battle built around a specific themed ingredient,” Zubir said.

“In WCB 2019, which is jointly organised by DRS Proevent and CZ Restaurant Group, culinary competitions are taken into an arena that reflects real life situations through a series of culinary battles among professional chefs from around the world,” he added.

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Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik launches the WorldChef Battlefield 2019 at Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA, Sepang, Selangor. Photo: The Star/SS Kanesan

Professional chefs from Asia as well as the African nation of Mauritius will compete for the title “Champion of the Masters” in culinary challenges throughout the event.

WCB 2019 is supported by the Professional Culinaire Association and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies.

The culinary championship will be recorded live and broadcast throughout Asia. There will be 16 teams of four chefs each, preparing culinary dishes to be judged by nine jury members. Another 10 judges will assess the chefs’ skills in the kitchen, and only the best four teams will compete in the final stage.

The champion team stands to win a cash prize of US$12,000 (RM49,570).

For more information, visit worldchefbattlefield.com

Source: https://www.star2.com

Comment: If you would like to know which TVET/skills institutions offers affordable culinary course yet enable you to be a world class chef, you may apply here

Oil and gas sector hires more local graduates, trims forex losses

Analysts said companies such as Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Sapura Energy Bhd, Alam Maritim Bhd, Barakah Offshore Bhd and others has hired local professionals and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) graduates to reduce costs, which is part of the companies’ cost cutting measures.

KUALA LUMPUR: Skilled local workforce has helped major oil and gas (O&G) cushion the global weak oil prices, ringgit fluctuations and foreign exchange (forex losses) over the past few years.

Analysts said companies such as Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Sapura Energy Bhd, Alam Maritim Bhd, Barakah Offshore Bhd and others has hired local professionals and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) graduates to reduce costs, which is part of the companies’ cost cutting measures.

Sunway University Business School Professor of Economics Dr Yeah Kim Leng said the O&G sector is a very specialised high technology sector which requires a lot of specialised skills to work at oil rigs and fabrication yards.

“In the early days, these niche areas required foreign expertise and was dominated by expatriates but now firms such as Petronas and Sapura no longer hire foreign professionals but source local engineers from the O&G field.

“This in turn has enabled the country to save a lot in terms of foreign exchange as it is very expensive to pay the foreign engineers.

“Now Malaysia is able to produce its own local oil and gas engineers, technicians and supervisors,” Yeah told NST Business recently.

Yeah added the sector is also a hotbed for hundreds of TVET graduates every year to fill in various positions across the entire oil and gas supply chain both in Malaysia and abroad.

“Petronas and other companies for example are growing globally and they are helping the country’s workforce by employing some of these TVET graduates to work on oil rigs and at fabrication yards,” he said.

Meanwhile, an O&G engineer at Jurunature Sdn Bhd said the sector is growing robustly all over the world and it will require TVET graduates fill up the various portfolios available all over the world.

“Petronas for example is a Forbes 100 company with oil and gas exploration activities all over the world and it will farm out all the contracts to O&G firms such as Jurunature, Barakah Offshore, Sapura and foreign players as well.

He added many O&G firms are also teaming up with foreign players to save cost as well as tap and leverage on each other’s strengths and synergies.

“It has been tough for some O&G companies, and some have even closed shop. But for others, they team up to prepare for the tough road ahead such as Petronas which is expanding in various countries as well as Sapura which recently teamed up with Sapura OMV,” said the engineer.

Meanwhile a source at Petronas said the national oil firm is committed in collaborating with TVET graduates via the Petronas Training Institute to produce quality O&G workforce.

However Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Mohamad Sattar Rasul said more can be done to help TVET graduates as the contributions by the institute is minimal.

“Petronas can do more by introducing an apprenticeship programme to help them secure jobs once they graduate from TVET institutes.

“Petronas can implement the national dual training system which absorbs the graduates into the sector and become part of the country’s oil and gas workforce,” he said.

Senarai Institusi Kemahiran Awam Dalam Permohonan UPU 2019

Mengikut kaji selidik ringkas yang dilakukan di 3 kumpulan Facebook yang bertemakan TVET, didapati berikut adalah 4 faktor utama mengapa pelajar pilih pusat latihan kemahiran swasta berbanding awam.

1. Pelajar rata-ratanya tidak tahu kewujudan PB Awam tersebut (Berita baik, anda boleh rujuk di laman ni – SILA HUBUNGI Institutsi Kerajaan tersebut sendiri untuk tanya program yang anda minat nak ambil, JANGAN tanya min ya kerana min telah beri senarai tu di bawah. Kalau takda link/no diberi, sila Google untuk dapatkan lebih maklumat)
2. PB Awam yang diingini/dipilih tidak menawarkan program yang diminati oleh pelajar
3. PB swasta di lokasi yang strategik serta mengeluarkan graduan yang lebih berdaya saing
4. Syarat kemasukan PB Awam yang ketat seperti SPM…..

* Untuk 2,3 & 4, jika anda ada bajet/mampu untuk bayar yuran kursus ataupun sanggup ambil pinjaman PTPK (kalau ada kuota), sila isi Borang Permohonan Kursus Kemahiran – Berbayar  atau emel kepada admin butiran anda seperti berikut:
a. Nama
b. Emel & Tel
c. Bajet
d. Nama program yg diminati (maksimum 3)
e. Lokasi kursus yang diingini
f.  Kelayakan akademik/kemahiran
g. Perlu Pinjaman PTPK tak

Berminat untuk menyambung pengajian dalam bidang kemahiran di ILKA melalui permohonan UPU 2019 online? Berikut dikongsikan Senarai ILKA iaitu nama Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Awam Di Malaysia buat panduan pelajar. Empat (4) institusi kemahiran yang digolongkan dalam ILKA adaah Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Belia dan Sukan (ILKBS), Institusi Latihan Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (ILJTM), Bahagian Latihan Kemahiran Pertanian (BLKP) dan Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA).

Permohonan kemasukan ke ILKA dibuat dalam 2 kali setahun iaitu sesi Januari dan Jun/ Julai. Kursus pengajian yang ditawarkan adalah untuk Program bertaraf Sijil dan Diploma yang berbentuk kemahiran mengikut bidang tertentu.

Senarai ILKA

Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Awam (ILKA)

Berikut dikongsikan senarai ILKA yang terdapat di Malaysia. Klik link yang berwarna merah untuk mendapatkan maklumat lanjut seperti nama dan alamat institusi, kursus yang ditawarkan serta panduan memohon.

Senarai ILKA Di Malaysia

Berikut adalah senarai Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Awam (ILKA) yang terdapat di Malaysia untuk mereka yang berhajat menyambung pengajian kemahiran peringkat Sijil dan Diploma.

i) Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Belia dan Sukan (ILKBS)

Bahagian Pembangunan Kemahiran Belia (BPKB) melalui Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Belia dan Sukan (ILKBS) menawarkan latihan amali serta praktikal bagi menyediakan golongan belia dengan kemahiran-kemahiran yang diperlukan untuk terus menyertai kerjaya terpilih setelah tamat pengajian.

ILKBS dibahagiakan kepada IKBN, IKTBN dan AKBG

  • Kursus kemahiran sepenuh masa di Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKTBN/IKBN)
  • Kursus Bina Insan (kepimpinan, keusahawanan, disiplin) kepada belia
  • Kemahiran Jangka Pendek khas yang disesuaikan kepada belia
  • Kursus Kemahiran di institusi swasta (program tajaan pelatih)

Senarai ILKBS

ii) Institusi Latihan Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (ILJTM) : Senarai ILKA

JTM diwujudkan untuk melahirkan tenaga mahir negara dari peringkat sijil latihan hinggalah Diploma Lanjutan dalam pelbagai bidang kursus kemahiran. Oleh kerana dengan perubahan teknologi yang begitu pesat dan keperluan tenaga kerja mahir yang mendesak, maka JTM telah menubuhkan beberapa institusi latihan diseluruh negara.

Senarai ILJTM

iii) Bahagian Latihan Kemahiran Pertanian (BLKP)

iv) Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)

Objektif institusi kemahiran di bawah MARA adalah :-

  • Membangun dan melaksanakan Program Pendidikan Teknikal dan Vokasional yang berkualiti serta diiktiraf ke arah menyediakan kerjaya berpendapatan tinggi
  • Menambah bilangan penglibatan bumiputera dalam pelbagai bidang teknikal di industri
  • Menyediakan kemudahan latihan dan infrastruktur yang selari dengan perkembangan teknologi dan keperluan semasa
  • Meningkatkan kompetensi pengajar bagi memenuhi keperluan i-pengajar
  • Melahirkan potential technopreneur yang berdaya saing dan berdaya tahan
  • Menyediakan peluang pembelajaran sepanjang hayat

Senarai IPMa

Senarai ILKA Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Awam Di Malaysia

Cara Membuat Permohonan Kemasukan Ke ILKA

  • Permohonan kemasukan ke ILKA dibuat dalam 2 sesi iaitu sesi Jun/ Julai melalui permohonan UPU online dan sesi Januari melalui Laman web ILKA yang berkenaan.

Semoga perkongsian Senarai ILKA Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Awam Di Malaysia boleh dijadikan panduan buat pelajar yang ingin menyambung pengajian di sini. Selamat membuat permohonan kemasukan melalui UPU online dan secara terus ke ILKA yang berkaitan mengikut tarik yang diumumkan.

Sumber: https://www.infoupu.com/senarai-ilka-institusi-latihan-kemahiran/

UTeM tawar bidang HVAC bermula tahun ini

UTeM tawar bidang HVAC bermula tahun ini

Program tersebut berkonsepkan tiga tahun pengajian di kampus dan satu tahun latihan industri. – Gambar hiasan

MELAKA: Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) akan menawarkan pengajian peringkat Sarjana Muda dalam bidang Penyejukan dan Sistem Penyaman Udara (HVAC), bermula tahun ini.

Timbalan Naib Canselor Akademik dan Antarabangsa UTeM Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Razali Muhamad berkata program berkonsepkan tiga tahun pengajian di kampus dan satu tahun latihan industri itu bertujuan memberi lebih pendedahan dan pengalaman menempuh alam pekerjaan agar mereka lebih berdaya saing dalam memenuhi kehendak industri.

Beliau berkata inisiatif itu bertepatan dengan aspirasi Kementerian Pendidikan iaitu gabungan program pengajian di universiti dan latihan industri jangka panjang dengan pihak industri.

 

“UTeM turut menjalin kerjasama strategik dengan pihak industri dalam sektor HVAC, Prihoda Malaysia Sdn Bhd bagi memudahkan proses penempatan penuntut bidang berkenaan,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini.

Mohd Razali berkata tiga syarikat dari sektor sama turut menyatakan hasrat bagi menjayakan program ini iaitu LTC Building Services Sdn Bhd di Seri Kembangan, Expertise: HVAC Services and Maintenance serta ACSON Malaysia Sales and Service Sdn Bhd.

Beliau berkata UTeM terus komited bagi menjana graduan berkompetensi tinggi dan memberi impak besar kepada sektor perindustrian di dalam dan luar negara dengan melaksanakan pelbagai strategi bersepadu.

Sementara itu, Pengarah Prihoda Malaysia Sdn Bhd Lee Wee Pin menzahirkan rasa gembira dan yakin akan membina hubungan baik dengan UTeM menerusi kerjasama tersebut.

“Program ini turut memberi manfaat kepada kedua-dua belah pihak yang mana industri memerlukan idea baharu daripada institusi pengajian tinggi bagi menambah baik lagi sistem sedia ada ke arah revolusi industri 4.0, manakala penuntut pula mempunyai tempat untuk menjalani latihan industri dalam tempoh yang lama,” katanya.

Sumber: BERNAMA