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Malaysia has what it takes to attract MNC investments: GE Malaysia CEO

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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.

Source: http://www.thesundaily.my

BAE Systems will set up MRO and vocational training centre in Malaysia

(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.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/business

In youth manifesto, BN pledges RM200m for ‘agropreneurs, seapreneurs’

10 April 2018
By Azril Annuar And Ida Nadirah Ibrahim

Barisan Nasional youth supporters wave placards during the Barisan Youth Manifesto launching by Umno Youth chief, Khairy Jamaluddin at Merdeka Hall, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2018. — Picture by Hari Anggara

Barisan Nasional youth supporters wave placards during the Barisan Youth Manifesto launching by Umno Youth chief, Khairy Jamaluddin at Merdeka Hall, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2018. — Picture by Hari Anggara

 

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.

Source: https://www.malaymail.com

MyApprenticeship tambah sejuta lagi peluang pekerjaan – PM Najib

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.

Sumber: http://www.astroawani.com

Malaysia that guarantee job opportunity and trainings for youth

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.

AEON provides platform for aspiring Malaysian bakers

(From left) Sistem Latihan Dual Nasional director Mohamad Yaacob, Nidzam, Washizawa, Aeon Co (M) Bhd executive directors Poh Ying Loo and Hiroyuki Kotera, and Aeon Bakery School Class of 2018 students at the launch of the Aeon Bakery School programme.

(From left) Sistem Latihan Dual Nasional director Mohamad Yaacob, Nidzam, Washizawa, Aeon Co (M) Bhd executive directors Poh Ying Loo and Hiroyuki Kotera, and Aeon Bakery School Class of 2018 students at the launch of the Aeon Bakery School programme.

AEON Co (M) Bhd has launched the Aeon Bakery School programme, an initiative that grooms and trains individuals to become certified bakers.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be able to gain employment at Aeon branches nationwide.

The school’s main objective is to boost Aeon’s efforts to continue grooming young talents as well as provide an opportunity for Malaysians with a passion for baking, or for those who want to acquire a new skill.

Aeon Co (M) Bhd managing director Shinobu Washizawa said: “This initiative to provide guaranteed employment with the company is our endeavour to support a niche division of the food segment in the country.

“We believe this programme can provide individuals, especially those with a passion for baking or desire to develop new skills, the necessary training and support to secure a future in the industry,” he said at the launch of the.

Present to launch the event was Human Resources Ministry Skills Development Department director-general Nidzam Kamarulzaman.

This was followed by the unveiling of the Aeon Bakery School logo and a tour of the school.

Endorsed by the Skills Development Department, the programme will be conducted by qualified professionals with over 22 years of experience under Aeon’s Merchandising Bakery team and Aeon Food Processing Centre.

These divisions are responsible for providing training to new bakers, creating new recipes as well as managing the production, preparation, handling and transportation of raw materials and ingredients to the branches.

To ensure the programme is in line with Malaysian education standards, the format used is similar to the skills training centre programme, where there is 20% emphasis on baking theories and 80% on industrial training.

Students undergo a two-and-a-half-month theory class at Aeon Bakery School at Aeon Mall Metro Prima before continuing industrial training for five-and-a-half months at one of the five registered Aeon branches – Bandar Utama and Metro Prima in Selangor, and Mid Valley, Taman Maluri and Wangsa Maju, in Kuala Lumpur.

The programme offers two intakes annually with up to 25 students per intake.

Students receive a monthly allowance throughout the course, in addition to insurance coverage.

Transportation and accommodation are also provided during the programme.

Upon graduation, they will be awarded the Malaysian Skills Certificate (Level 2) from the Skills Development Department, and later absorbed as permanent in-house bakers at selected Aeon bakeries.

Application for admission to the baking school programme is open to all Malaysians and selected Aeon employees aged 18 to 27.

Applicants must have either Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) or Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) qualifications.

Full-time Aeon employees who have served in any department for more than six months are also eligible to apply.

“Through this pilot project, we hope for Aeon to lead the way in cultivating talents of international standards in the baking industry,” said Washizawa.

Later, the first batch of Aeon Bakery School students received their offer letters from Aeon Co (M) Bhd.

Washizawa received the Training Centre and Company Accreditation Certificate and the Induction Course Certificate on behalf of the school from Nidzam.

Interested applicants can get the registration form from the Customer Service counter at any Aeon branch nationwide.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/04/02/retailer-provides-platform-for-aspiring-malaysian-bakers

Minister: More than 60pc of jobs require technical and vocational education and training by 2020

Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said the government is targeting to create about 1.5 million new jobs by 2020, with 60 per cent of them requiring those having Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli

Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said the government is targeting to create about 1.5 million new jobs by 2020, with 60 per cent of them requiring those having Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). — Picture by Zuraneeza ZulkifliSERIAN, March 24 — The government is targeting to create about 1.5 million new jobs by 2020, with 60 per cent of them requiring those having Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem.

This, he said, made TVET and important platform to enhance the skills of Malaysian work force, with 35 per cent of the skilled workers to be produced by 2020.

Towards this end, he said, the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak had emphasised the need to alleviate TVET to mainstream education and with that, appointed the ministry as coordinator of TVET Malaysia.

“TVET is now seen as among the competitive field,” he told a media conference after officiating the ground-breaking ceremony for the Serian Industrial Training Institute (ILPS) here today.

He said diverse employment opportunities awaited TVET graduates, as well as to venture into business and become digital technopreneurs.

According to Riot, currently, 28 per cent of the Malaysian work-force were highly-skilled, and efforts would be made to increase it to 35 per cent in 2020.

He advised students to undertake skills training to make it easier for them to obtain jobs.

On the Serian ILP Serian project, Riot said it would be built on a  56.76 acre site in Kampung Tenggak, Serian, and cost RM300 million.

Construction work on the project would begin in May this year and expected to complete in 33 months, he said.

Riot said the ILP in Serion was scheduled to be in operation in 2021 and could accommodate 600 trainees at one time.

The Serian ILP will be the fourth in Sarawak, after the one in Miri, Kota  Samarahan and Bintulu.

Source: Bernama

Gaji minimum graduan TVET dicadang dinaikkan kepada RM3,500

Gaji minimum graduan TVET dicadang dinaikkan kepada RM3,500

Ahmad Zahid mencadangkan gaji minimum bagi tenaga kerja mahir lepasan Latihan dan Pendidikan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET) dinaikkan daripada RM1,200 kepada sekurang-kurangnya RM3,500.

KUALA LUMPUR: Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi mencadangkan gaji minimum bagi tenaga kerja mahir lepasan Latihan dan Pendidikan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET) dinaikkan daripada RM1,200 kepada sekurang-kurangnya RM3,500.

Langkah itu jelasnya, bagi menyelaraskan gaji minimum pekerja mahir dari luar negara yang kini memperoleh gaji minimum lebih daripada angka berkenaan.

“Kalau kita lihat kini pekerja mahir yang mendapat kelulusan khas expatriate oleh Imigresen Malaysia mesti mempunyai gaji minima RM3,500. Jadi kita kena samakan (gaji pekerja mahir tempatan) dengan pekerja mahir luar sekurang-kurangnya RM3,500.

“Tentunya kita mesti menaikkan kadar gaji minima pekerja mahir ini menyamai sekurang-kurangnya seperti pekerja expatriate luar negara,”katanya dalam sidang media selepas melancarkan Ekspo  TVET Malaysia 2018 di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini hari ini.

Dalam pada itu, Ahmad Zahid juga mencadangkan Majlis TVET Msia diwujudkan seperti mana yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak untuk  memperlihatkan keprihathinan kerajaan dasar program berkenaan.

Sehubungan itu satu kertas memorandum mengenai Majlis TVET Malaysia akan disediakan oleh Menteri Sumber Manusia, Datuk Seri Richard Riot sebelum dibentangkan di peringkat kabinet.

“Jika dipersetujui jemaah menteri, saya akan mempengerusikan Majlis TVET Malaysia, bukan sahaja koordinasi, tetapi juga pengiktirafan oleh sebuah badan khusus dapat dilakukan bagi membolehkan kebolehpasaran guna tenaga yang tidak diselaras,” ujarnya.

Tambahnya, Malaysia mensasarkan gaji minima tenaga kerja mahir lepasan TVET akan mencapai RM5,000 pada tahun 2030.

“Ini menggalakkan lebih ramai guna tenaga masuk ke bidang TVET ini. Saya juga mencadangkan selain kemahiran yang akan diperoleh melalui kursus , mereka perlu diberi peluang untuk dapat diploma dan ijazah supaya kombinasi ini akan membolehkan mereka berada di tahap yang sepatutnya . kata beliau lagi.

Ahmad Zahid juga menegaskan TVET bukan lagi pilihan kedua, sebaliknya menjadi pilihan pertama.

Ketika ini katanya, guna tenaga mahir Malaysia mencatatkan 28 peratus dan Malaysia mensasarkan untuk mencapai 43 peratus tenaga kerja mahir apabila negara mencapai status negara maju.

Sumber: http://www.astroawani.com

Komen: Timbalan Menteri kita ni pandai, bukan syiok sendiri, tapi nak anak-anak muda kita syiok sendiri (kan PRU dah dekat?). Kalau saya tak salah mentafsir kenyataan beliau, gaji minima bermaksud graduan yang masih mentah pun mula dengan RM3,500?
Tanyalah pengurus sumber manusia, majikan dan rata-ratanya orang ramai yang sudah jejak dunia pekerjaan, adakah kebanyakan graduan kini, tak kira kemahiran ke akademik, layak?
Kelemahan bahasa, komunikasi, sikap dsbgnya menjadi punca saya kata kebanyakannya tidak layak. Ini kerana produktiviti mereka tidak akan setimpal dengan gaji minima yang akan dibayar (jika RM3,500).
Tidak boleh dinafikan ada segolongan kecil graduan yang layak namun saya rasa ia adalah minoriti.

Apa pula kata anda?

Riot Dismisses Claims That TVET Problematic, Not Systematic

Pic: NST (Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem (2nd from right) with Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh (3rd from right) attend the Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) Malaysia Ministerial Coordination Committee Meeting in Cyberjaya.)Pic: NST (Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem (2nd from right) with Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh (3rd from right) attend the Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) Malaysia Ministerial Coordination Committee Meeting in Cyberjaya.)

KUALA LUMPUR: Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem today described reports that the Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) was problematic with no uniformity, as inaccurate.

He said seven ministries involved – the Human Resources, Higher Education, Education, Youth and Sports, Rural and Regional Development, Works and the Agriculture and Agro-based Ministries – had all agreed to develop a synergised programme for TVET.

Riot said this was in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s announcement on the implementation of TVET on Sept 27 last year and during the tabling of Budget 2018.

“This is further strengthened by the ministerial level TVET Malaysia Coordination Committee Meeting held on Jan 16, which was also attended by industry representatives,” said Riot.

“We had also agreed to implement TVET Malaysia in a more coordinated way, headed by the Human Resources Ministry.”

In a statement issued by the Human Resource Ministry today, Riot also said the allocation of RM4.9 billion through Budget 2018 proved the government’s strong commitment towards the implementation of TVET, to be utilised by the seven ministries involved.

“The Human Resources Ministry is now increasing efforts to identify issues and problems, implement programmes and initiatives and set objectives in terms of direction through the collaborative efforts between the seven ministries,” said Riot.

“This is to ensure the implementation of TVET Malaysia is in line with the domestic and international economic landscape, technological developments and requirements under the Industrial Revolution 4.0.”

Riot said, the Jan 16 meeting had also determined the need to increase skilled labour from 28 percent in 2015 to 35 percent by 2020, and consequently the need to increase the quantity and quality of TVET qualified workers to 225,000 in 2020, from 164,000 five years earlier.

He said the TVET Council, which is to be chaired by the Prime Minister, will act as the highest authority in determining the policies, implementation and coordination of TVET Malaysia.

– NST

JTM, Gamuda dan Yayasan Peneraju Jalin Kerjasama Strategik Lahir Tenaga Kerja Mahir Projek MRT

Sumber imej: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Jan (Bernama) — Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (JTM), Gamuda Berhad dan Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera baru-baru ini telah menjalinkan kerjasama strategik untuk melahirkan tenaga kerja mahir projek Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

JTM dalam satu kenyataan berkata, kerjasama strategik ini merupakan latihan industri di bawah Program JTM – Peneraju Skill Iltizam iaitu program yang menjanjikan graduan lepasan TVET daripada Institusi Latihan Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (ILJTM) peluang pekerjaan dalam pembinaan 11 stesen bawah tanah untuk projek MRT Laluan Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) yang dijangka akan disiapkan menjelang tahun 2022.

“Menyedari akan kepentingan serta keperluan sumber tenaga manusia daripada kalangan warga tempatan dalam melaksanakan projek ini, JTM telah diberi mandat oleh Yayasan Peneraju melalui Program JTM – Peneraju Skill Iltizam bagi melatih bakal pekerja untuk berkhidmat dengan Gamuda Berhad dalam dalam projek MRT sebagai Tunnel Crew, Erector Operator dan Assistant Mechanic,” demikian menurut kenyataan itu.

JTM katanya telah merangka strategi yang khusus dalam melaksanakan Program JTM – Peneraju Skill Iltizam ini yang akan dilaksanakan pada tahun 2018.

Program ini akan melibatkan lima buah institusi yang terpilih iaitu Pusat Latihan Teknologi Tinggi (ADTEC) Kemaman, ADTEC Bintulu, Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) Pedas, ILP Kota Samarahan dan ILP Kota Kinabalu.

Seramai 280 orang belia Malaysia disasarkan mengikuti latihan untuk tahun ini dan mereka akan menjalani latihan intensif selama tiga bulan di ILP dan ADTEC dan akan menjalani Latihan Industri (LI) yang khusus dalam bidang Tunneling selama tiga bulan di Gamuda’s Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA), Selangor.

Peserta yang berjaya tamat latihan akan diberi sijil ‘Skills Proficiency Certificate’ oleh City & Guilds, United Kingdom sebelum diserap menjadi sebahagian daripada krew pembinaan Projek MRT.

JTM berkata selain daripada menyediakan pekerja kepada Projek MRT, kerjasama strategik antara ketiga-tiga pihak ini juga membolehkan 200 orang belia tempatan mengikuti program Peneraju Skil Iltizam Industralised Building System (IBS) Production Technician di ILP Kuala Terengganu.

Sistem Binaan Berindustri (IBS) juga dikenali sebagai pembinaan pasang siap digunakan secara meluas di negara-negara maju kerana kaedah ini membolehkan komponen-komponen binaan dihasilkan di kilang dalam persekitaran terkawal dan dihantar ke tapak pembinaan untuk dipasang menjadi struktur dengan tenaga kerja yang minimum.

Teknologi IBS Ini secara tidak langsung dapat meningkatkan kualiti bangunan dan kerja, mengurangkan penggunaan buruh asing di tapak projek serta mempercepatkan kerja pembinaan. Melalui program ini, peserta akan mengikuti latihan kemahiran serta LI selama 5 bulan sebelum diambil sebagai pekerja IBS di Gamuda Berhad.

Sementara itu, JTM berkata penglibatan Yayasan Peneraju di dalam kerjasama ini membolehkan peserta mengikuti program ini secara percuma, selain diberikan elaun bulanan sepanjang latihan.

Program-program TVET yang ditawarkan bukan sahaja membolehkan kemahiran spesifik kepada pekerjaan dapat dikuasai dalam tempoh yang singkat, malah ianya membolehkan mereka terlibat secara langsung dalam industri pembinaan di negara ini.

Selari dengan visi JTM iaitu menjadi organisasi peneraju dalam membangunkan tenaga kerja yang berdaya saing, Program JTM – Peneraju Skil Iltizam diharap dapat melahirkan warga tempatan yang berkemahiran serta mampu memenuhi keperluan industri pembinaan.

–BERNAMA