Category Archives: TVET/Skills courses

Kursus kemahiran/TVET – Awam ke Swasta?

Mengikut kaji selidik ringkas yang dilakukan di 3 kumpulan Facebook yang bertemakan TVET, didapati berikut adalah 5 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 memilih pelajar tertentu sahaja walaupun pemohon memenuhi kriteria yang telah ditetapkan (ni min sendiri pun tak faham kenapa??)
Mungkin ke pasal syarat lulus SPM BM/Sejarah?
4. Pelajar tak tahu beza PB awam dan swasta??
5. PB swasta di lokasi yang strategik serta mengeluarkan graduan yang lebih berdaya saing

* 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 2020 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

Huge potential in new collar jobs for Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): Malaysians should capitalise on new collar job opportunities to earn higher salaries and improve their long-term prospects.

In an interview with Bernama recently, Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran said new collar vocations have great potential in terms of income and future prospects.

“Take plumbing as an example. We tend to view it as a low-class job but these days, we have to make an appointment with them (in case a plumber’s services is needed). This is because plumbing is a very specialised field.

“And recently, I met a journalist who is in his 30s and who is taking up a part-time course to become a chargeman due to his interest in that field. He would work during the day and study at night. He told me he could earn more as a chargeman,” he related.

In an article titled New-Collar Workers — Who are They and How are They Contributing to Our Labor Shortage? in the January 2019 edition of Forbes magazine, the writer Scholley Bubenik defined new collar worker as an “individual who develops the technical and soft skills needed to work in technology jobs through non-traditional education paths”.

New collar workers, wrote Bubenik, do not have a four-year degree from a college. “Instead, the new collar worker is trained through community colleges, vocational schools, software boot camps, technical certification programs, high school technical education and on-the-job apprentices and internships.”

FOUR PROCESSES

Malaysia is currently focusing on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes to equip its human capital with the necessary technical and vocational skills. It is imperative that Malaysia increases its skilled workforce because it is projected that 60% of jobs created under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) will require human capital with technical and vocational skills.

Currently, Malaysia’s skilled workforce stands at 28%, whereas advanced nations like Germany’s has reached 51%.

Under the Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030 launched by the government last October, the nation hopes to raise its skilled workforce to 35% in 10 years.

Kula Segaran said: “We must take note of what the ILO (International Labour Organisation) has said… it said 15 years from now, there is a great possibility that 15% to 30% of courses currently offered by universities may not be needed in the employment sector.

“However, the interesting thing is that the ILO has guaranteed that TVET courses will (continue) to remain relevant.”

The minister also reiterated the importance of skilling, upskilling, reskilling and cross-skilling, pointing out that today’s job landscape allowed employees to enhance their value by acquiring skills, improving their existing skills, learning new skills and mastering skills across fields.

He said the four processes would be among the areas of focus under SPV 2030 and it is expected to benefit some 15 million workers who wish to add value to their employability.

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

According to Kula Segaran, 96% of students graduating from skills training institutes are offered jobs soon after completing their studies. In fact, they often get multiple job offers.

Workers who go for further training to improve their skills are also highly employable and face better mobility in the job market.

The minister also urged Malaysians wishing to pursue TVET courses to treat the Manpower Department’s Industrial Training Institutes (ILP) as their institute of choice.

“These institutes are not only located in Kuala Lumpur but also in other towns such as Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Skudai, Ipoh, Taiping, Penang, Tawau and Sandakan. What is more, these areas have their own industrial networks,” he said, adding that the ILP students are fully sponsored by the government and are even given hostel facilities.

However, he added, despite the facilities provided, the institutes are not filled to capacity, with only 70% to 80% of the seats for its various TVET courses taken up.

Kula Segaran said he has instructed the institutes to operate until 11pm to enable working people to attend courses after work. The ministry is also busy promoting the institutes through the media, roadshows and collaborations with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Its efforts have borne fruit as enrolments rose to 18,000 in 2019 from about 16,000 in 2016.

“We hope the enrolment for this year will go up to 20,000,” he said, adding that the authorities were in discussions with Genting Malaysia Bhd, which requires more than 1,000 technical staff, to hire ILP trainees.

“The pay is good, the work is enjoyable and the weather is cool over there.”

TVET FOR ORANG ASLI

Kula Segaran also said his ministry is helping students from Orang Asli communities to enrol at the Industrial Training Institutes. In 2018, eight Orang Asli from settlements in Cameron Highlands, Tapah and Gerik were enrolled in the ILP in Ipoh, Perak. Presently, 17 Orang Asli students are undergoing training at the institute.

“Just recently I was told that there have been requests from Orang Asli to enrol in TVET centres in Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. They can enrol in any TVET centre and not necessarily in ILP. Selangor, for instance, has many centres that provide training in vocational and technical courses,” he said.

They are given the option to pursue a course in welding, hairdressing, beauty treatments, mechatronics, electronics, electrical wiring or electrical chargeman.

“I hope in future hundreds of Orang Asli will get to acquire skills at the various ILP located nationwide. It will help to improve the socio-economic status of their families,” he added.

Kula Segaran also said that every Tuesday, his ministry would have an open day to meet clients and stakeholders who needed their advisory services.

Every Tuesday, officials from departments and agencies under the Human Resources Ministry and relevant NGOs would be present at the lobby at the ministry’s building in Putrajaya to offer their services.

In fact, the minister himself makes it a point to be present to meet the people who require the services of his ministry.

“We’re trying to make it more convenient for the people. I think it’s important that we not only help people who have issues with our ministry but also other ministries because their problems could be interlinked with others.

“For example, someone has an issue concerning the hiring of foreign workers… this doesn’t involve my ministry alone but also KDN (Ministry of Home Affairs) because the approval comes from KDN. So it (the open day) is a one-stop centre kind of thing and people come from all around the country to see us. It’s challenging but there is a happy ending when we make it fruitful for them,” he added.

Source: https://www.theedgemarkets.com

Standard Kemahiran Pekerjaan Kebangsaan (NOSS) – Ciri, kegunaan & kepentingannya

Definisi NOSS

Daftar NOSS terkini (Ogos 2019)

Singkatan daripada National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) atau Standard Kemahiran Pekerjaan Kebangsaan. NOSS adalah dokumen yang menggariskan ketrampilan yang diperlukan oleh seseorang pekerja mahir yang bekerja di Malaysia bagi sesuatu bidang dan tahap pekerjaan serta laluan untuk mencapai ketrampilan tersebut.

Ciri-Ciri Utama NOSS

✔️ Berasaskan keperluan pekerjaan.
✔️ Mengikut struktur kerjaya di dalam sesuatu bidang pekerjaan.
✔️ Disediakan oleh pakar industri dan pekerja mahir yang menjalankan pekerjaan.

KELEBIHAN DAN KEGUNAAN STANDARD KEMAHIRAN
Standard kemahiran memberi manfaat kepada semua pihak yang berkepentingan. Kejayaan projek pembangunan standard kemahiran dan ianya berguna kepada masyarakat bergantung pada penyertaan penuh dan komitmen semua pihak yang berkepentingan.  Manfaat ini boleh digunakan sebagai penanda aras untuk menilai keberkesanan usaha bersama.

Kepentingan Kepada Majikan

  1. Menentukan tahap kemahiran tenaga kerja mahir
  2. Panduan menyenaraikan tugas dan skop kerja
  3. Menilai prestasi pekerja
  4. Menjimatkan kos dan masa melatih semula pekerja
  5. Meningkatkan kualiti produktiviti, inovasi dan daya saing

Kepentingan Kepada Pekerja

  1. Memberi maklumat skop tugas yang jelas
  2. Memberi maklumat peluang kerjaya dalam sektor yang berkaitan
  3. Membantu dalam peningkatan kerjaya
  4. Menjadi penanda aras prestasi kerja
  5. Membuat keputusan yang tepat bagi mengikut latihan yang sesuai untuk peningkatan kerjaya
  6. Membolehkan pekerja mengikuti latihan secara fleksibel berdasarkan unit kompetensi yang bersesuaian

Kepentingan Kepada Institusi Latihan Kemahiran / Pelatih

  1. Pembangunan kurikulum latihan yang tepat dan memenuhi kehendak industri
  2. Pusat latihan boleh merekabentuk program latihan sepenuh masa atau customised sejajar dengan keperluan industri
  3. Memahami dengan lebih jelas terhadap kemahiran yang diperlukan oleh industri
  4. Asas menilai keperluan latihan semula pengajar bagi memenuhi kehendak industri semasa
  5. Nasihat kerjaya yang tepat boleh diberi dengan efektif kepada pelatih

Secara ringkasnya,

Jika anda tak pasti apa kod program yang ingin dimohon untuk:

1. SKM secara PPT
2. Belajar kursus kemahiran/TVET (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia – SKM)
3. Pentauliahan sebagai Pusat Bertauliah JPK /TVET atau SLDN

Sila muat turun DAFTAR NOSS (NOSS Registry) dan KENALPASTI
kod program anda.
Samada nak beli di Putrajaya/ Cyberjaya atau pejabat wilayah, ATAU dari admin (emel sahaja jika admin ada stok), jika anda tidak ingin bersusah payah pandu ke sana, bayar tol dan penat cari tempat letak kereta yang sangat terhad dan kena jalan jauh!
Admin cuma menyediakan khidmat nilai tambah ni, jadi sila BELI NOSS anda dari JPK tapi kalau nak cepat, takda pilihan lain dalam tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (Restriction Movement Order)

NOTA: Mulai 1/6/19, NOSS adalah RM20/Tahap

BARU – NOSS yang berkaitan dengan IR 4.0

Halatuju Lepasan SPM – Akademik atau TVET?

Tahniah kepada anda jika lulus SPM 2019 dengan cemerlang. Dengan keputusan yang baik, pilihan anda memanglah banyak.
Laluan akademik seperti Matrikulasi, Program Asasi, STAM/STPM dan Diploma Akademik adalah antara pilihan anda.
Namun, laluan TVET/program kemahiran yang menganugerahkan SKM. juga boleh dipertimbangkan.
Ya, jangan ingat program kemahiran cuma untuk mereka yang gagal/tidak cukup kredit untuk SPM.

Sejak keputusan SPM keluar pada 5 Mac 2020, ramai pelajar dan ibu bapa telah mesej, whatsapp atau hubungi min berkenaan kursus yang boleh diambil, terutamanya mereka yang tidak cukup kredit/gagal SPM Sejarah/BM.

Untuk pengetahuan anda, kursus kemahiran rata-ratanya cuma perlukan kemahiran 3M, boleh Membaca, Mengira & Menulis. Ini kerana fokus adalah pada kemahiran tangan/hands-on (70%) berbanding dengan teori (30%).

Dan untuk membantu anda/anak anda memilih kursus kemahiran/TVET, pertama sekali tanya anda/anak anda sendiri apakah minat atau hobinya.
Adalah lebih penting pemilihan kursus berdasarkan minat anda/anak anda, bukannya berdasarkan kursus apa yang paling panas/popular.

Berikut adalah beberapa contoh lazim pemilihan program (pencarian kursus di Pusat Bertauliah JPK adalah mengikut nama/kod program) berdasarkan minat:

Automotif – G452-002-2:2018 atau kod lama TP-300-2/2:2013 Servis Diagnostik – Kenderaan Ringan
Kimpalan – MC-024-2:2012 Proses Kimpalan Arka Kepingan Logam
Masakan/kulinari – HT-012-2:2012 Penyediaan & Pembuatan Makanan
Bakeri – HT-013-2:2011 Pembuatan Roti 
Kecantikan – MP-060-2:2013 Perkhidmatan Estetik
ECE – T982-001-3:2017 atau kod lama
CC-011-3:2012 PENDIDIKAN & PENJAGAAN AWAL KANAK-KANAK
Drone – H512-001-2:2019 (Drone Piloting/Mission Commanding) 

Anda juga boleh muat turun Daftar NOSS untuk mengetahui semua standard pekerjaan yang telah dibangunkan setakat ini (namun, tidak semua program ada penyedia latihannya).

Sekiranya anda tidak tahu di mana nak belajar kursus kemahiran tertentu, boleh isi borang tunjuk minat di sini (Swasta dan BERBAYAR shj).

Jika anda tiada bajet dan cuma mampu belajar di institut kemahiran awam, sila rujuk sini.

Akhir sekali, sekiranya anda dah ada SKM3 dan ke atas (DKM, DLKM) atau pengalaman industri >3 tahun, anda juga berpeluang untuk melanjutkan ke ijazah eksekutif (program URise) dari Universiti Tun Abdul Razak ataupun diploma, ijazah sarjana muda (Bachelors) & ijazah sarjana (Masters) melalui laluan APEL jika dah berumur 20,21 & 30 tahun masing-masing.

Jadi, SPM sudah bukan segala-galanya. Tanpa SPM juga boleh lanjutkan sehingga ke Universiti ya.

Is TVET route better since more and more graduates (academic) are facing unemployment in Malaysia?

Image credit: Unirazak

Referring to the article published by NST on 3/3/2020, our 21 public-sector universities and 38 private-sector universities produce something like 51,000 graduates a year, but nearly 60% remain unemployed one year after graduation, according to a study in 2018 conducted by the Minstry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.

There are many factors contributing to this, such as mismatch of skills (most academic programs are based on theory only but not practical in the real world), poor language skills (especially English), interpersonal & communication skills etc.

However, those who studies TVET courses may have a better chance of being employed @ high marketability. There’s already pathway for TVET graduates to further study to University level (despite failing/no credit for History or BM for SPM, whether for management related programs like those offered by Unirazak or pure technical degrees leading to Bac of Technology, offered by the 4 public universities collectively known as MTUN.

So, even if you excel academically, academic route may not be the best choice except for certain professional programs like law, medicine, pharmacy etc where academic pathway is the only option.

There are hundreds of TVET/skills programs for you to choose from, you may refer to the National Occupation Skills Standards (NOSS) for a start/guide. However, not all programs are offered by the public & private TVET/skills centres, accredited by Department of Skills Development (DSD)@Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK).

If you need further counselling on what TVET/skills courses to pursue or consultation to set up a TVET/JPK accredited centre (make sure your program is at least 6 months – 1 year and available in the NOSS, feel free to contact us at various channels stated here.

Poor SPM Results? Here’s What You Can Do Next To Further Your Education, ALL The Way to DEGREE! (Updated from 2019)

Updated from 2019’s post

So, the day of reckoning is over and you’ve gotten your SPM results.

If your results aren’t as you expected, or if you fell short on some subjects that you thought you could have scored, it’s okay to feel gloomy or guilty that you didn’t utilise more of your time to study.

But after a week of being down in the dumps, it’s probably time for you to pick yourself up again. After all, SPM is just a small test in the grand scheme of things. Chances are, no one is going to harass you about it before the year ends.

So instead of crying about it, here are 5 things you can do if your SPM results are not as good as you anticipated.

#1. Appeal your grades

Poor spm result what to do next - 1 Appeal your grades

If you are seeking to meet the entry requirements for your desired pre-university course, or if you think your grades are right below the borderline to a higher grade, you can try getting your paper marked again.

With a fee to part with (RM100 per subject), you can have your papers remarked and hopefully (fingers crossed!), you will be able to attain a higher grade that will open doors to various opportunities.

To submit an appeal, you will need to fill up a form called Borang Permohonan Penyemakan Semula Keputusan Peperiksaan/Kes T, which is on the Board of Examination Malaysia (Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia) website. You can also find it at any of these places:

  • Your school
  • Assessment and Examination Unit / Sector (Sektor / Unit Penilaian dan Peperiksaan)
  • State Department of Education (Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri)
  • Examination review counter in the Board of Examination Malaysia in Putrajaya (Kaunter Semak Semula Lembaga Peperiksaan Putrajaya)

You need to make sure that your form reaches the Board of Examination Malaysia’s office within 30 days after SPM results are announced or else it will not be processed. Your reviewed results will be posted to you 2 months after the appeal deadline. Ensure that you attach the following required documents:

  • verified copy of your official SPM 2019 results
  • verified certificate or copy of your pentaksiran berdasarkan sekolah (PBS) or school-based assessments by your school principal or Pegawai Kerajaan Kumpulan A

*Incomplete forms will not be processed.

#2. Retake your subjects

Poor spm result what to do next - 2 Retake your subjects

If you are not confident that having your papers reviewed will improve your grades, or if you want to aim for a higher grade, perhaps you can choose to resit your papers.

For a step-by-step guide on repeating your SPM subjects, click here.

Do note that for SPM Ulangan in Junethere are only 3 subjects that you can register for. These include:

  • Mathematics
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Sejarah

If you’d like to retake papers for other subjects, you will need to register as an SPM private candidate and sit for the papers with the rest of the present year SPM students in November / December.

You will need to consider this option thoroughly as it will take another year for you to obtain better grades. By then, your peers may have already completed a year of their pre-university studies so be sure to make it count!  

Resitting papers is usually for students who are looking to enter specific pre-university or degree courses. So if you are looking to study a foundation course and you’re just shy of one credit, this is an option you can consider!

#3. Pursue diploma or certificate courses

Poor spm result what to do next - 3 Pursue diploma or certificate courses

If you’re missing a couple of credits from your SPM slip, you can also consider other pathways, such as pursuing a diploma or certificate. After all, they can still lead you to selected degree courses.

For a start, a diploma only requires 3 credits at SPM. Upon completion, you can then progress to the second year of a relevant degree. This makes your total study duration similar to taking a foundation then a degree.

Certificate courses, on the other hand, typically require only 1 credit, as long as you pass Bahasa Melayu and History. Completing a certificate will allow you to progress to a diploma and subsequently a degree.

So if you think retaking your papers will not change your grades, you may consider these alternatives, provided that you meet the entry requirements.

#4. Pursue skills/TVET certificate & diploma courses

If you don’t have enough credits but intend to pursue an academic diploma, some University or University Colleges also accept Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) as an entrance requirement.

No worries, if you don’t have any credit or worse still, failed in your SPM (parents force you to complete SPM despite your interest is in skills based programs), you can always pursue your interest in skills/TVET courses.

Remember, pursuing skills/TVET courses should not be your last resort but must be your interest. Studies has shown that graduates with skills are much more employable – 80 to 90 per cent of them are able to get a job after six months upon graduation (vs graduates from academic background. Those taking cert/diploma/degree in business studies, marketing, information technology, social science courses will find it hard to land a job, unlike those who take Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) courses.

#5. Contact us

If you are undecided on what course or where to pursue your TVET/skills courses, you can get in touch with us here or call us at +6012 3123430. We will be happy to help!

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if your SPM results are good or bad because it’s not the end of the road yet. There are still plenty of things you can do to secure your future. Many have managed to become successful, even without a string of As.

Credit: https://eduadvisor.my (Points 1-3 are from them)

5 Valentine’s Day Jobs (National Occupational Skills Standard – NOSS related) That Help Make the Day Special

Without these hard workers, Valentine’s wouldn’t be the same.

Each February, our shopping centers are flooded with pink and red as people try to imagine new ways to show their affection for one another — knowing how to make Valentine’s Day special can be difficult. Unfortunately for some with Valentine’s Day jobs, the big day means a long day of work, not romance.

It’s not as bad as you might think. Many of those people who are working on Valentine’s Day have an opportunity to make someone else’s holiday extra special. Just like a accountants prepares for tax season, these professionals know that the season of love is their time to shine. Here are five Valentine’s Day jobs and how those who do them help make the day amazing for other people.

1. Florist (HT-071-3:2014)

Image result for funny florist

“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.” — Helen Keller

This one seems like the most obvious of Valentine’s Day jobs, right? But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. A great florist doesn’t just run a sale on a dozen red roses — they will help you think outside of the box and perhaps suggest a different flower that will dazzle your significant other. A great florist knows their stuff.

For example, did you know that nearly every flower has a symbolic meaning? Some of them overlap, so there are several flowers that indicate love besides roses. Chrysanthemums and carnations also signify love. Gardenias represent a secret love.

Don’t take your local florist for granted. They know their flowers and the ideal arrangement doesn’t happen by accident. It’s a trained skill. With a great florist’s help, you can find the flower that says exactly what you want it to say and then build a gift idea around it.

While you’re at it, make sure to say thank you. They work like crazy this time of year!

2. Massage therapist (MP-082-3:2011)

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“I take a massage each week. This isn’t an indulgence, it’s an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health” — Robin S. Sharma

Who doesn’t love a great massage? The feeling of someone digging deep into the muscle tissue and releasing all of the pent-up tension and chronic aches can be heavenly.

It’s no coincidence that professional massage sessions are a popular Valentine’s Day gift. Want to dial up the romance? Get a couple’s massage where you can both enjoy the same experience at the same time.

Like a great florist is more than a flower picker, a great massage therapist is more than just a person who rubs your calves. The massage therapists can read your body and your body language to adjust the level of pressure and find your trouble spots.

Sound like one of the easy Valentine’s Day jobs? When was the last time you gave your significant other a good shoulder rub? How long did you last? Five, ten minutes? Try doing that for an hour and then when that person leaves, start on your next one. Then repeat it for days on end during the season of romance.

Interested to become a massage therapist? Register your interest here.

3. Aesthethicians/Beauty Therapist (MP-062-2/3:2012)

“Facial scrubs are always good” — Cher Lyod

Not into flowers or massage? Facial treatment can be a popular Valentine’s Day gift.

An Aesthetician’s primary goal is to help clients with their skin care needs which can range from acne to aging.

Like a massage therapist is more than a massager, a good Aesthetician will not only help with treating the visible concerns you may be having but will also take into account your whole well being such as diet, exercise, stress, etc.

Interested to become a beauty therapist? Register your interest here.

4. Front Office Operation (I551-002-2/3:2017)

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Also known as hotel concierge

” To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel. ” — Fran Lebowitz

Are you thinking of a trip out of town with a stay at a luxurious hotel? Go for it — it’s one of the best ways to make Valentine’s Day special! Hotels love holiday visitors and Valentine’s Day is no exception. One hotel employee in particular is perfectly suited to help you make the most of your little getaway.

If you are in a new town, chances are you don’t know where to find the best cheesecake or scenic views. Luckily for you, most hotels have just the person to help you out. Your hotel concierge specializes in knowing the area. They know where to find the best food, drinks, dancing, and quiet spots. Need a ride? They can call a cab or recommend a service.

You don’t have to go crazy trying to research and reserve everything for your trip. The hotel concierge is like having Google right there in the lobby. Take advantage of their skills and watch your evening unfold spectacularly. Just make sure you know what you want to ask before you talk with them.

Interested to be one? Register your interest here.

5. Waiter/F&B Service (I561-002-2/3:2018)

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The ‘Entertainer’

“For me, a great meal is a collision of company, environment, ambient temperature, the waiters, where you are emotionally” — Sue Perkins

Restaurants make a killing on Valentine’s Day. Does that mean working there is an easy Valentine’s Day job? Absolutely not. A great waiter can make your night.

Have you ever left a restaurant and felt overwhelmingly happy with the experience? Chances are that the food was only a part of the equation. A great waiter is fun and friendly, maybe even a little bit playful. They know their menu and wine lists inside and out. They know when to embellish and when to be honest. (Don’t tell us that the salmon is exquisite when it’s really average!)

When it comes to having the perfect romantic meal, pay attention to your waiter. They’re there to help your evening go well. And if you’re on a date with a relatively new romantic interest, be aware that you’re being watched. How you treat waitstaff says a lot about you as a person.
Interested to be one? Register your interest here.

To find out more skills occupations where standards has been developed, search from NOSS Directory here.

Charting your pathway after SPM (Especially TVET)

Must read till the end on the comment section if you seriously consider the TVET pathway or:
1. Already a TVET graduate with SKM/SVM/DKM/DVM
2. Has been working in a particular TVET/skills industry for more than 3 years.


SPM school leavers must know what they want to become one day, what programmes to pursue, and what qualifications are needed to get into the programmes.

WITH Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results expected to be announced next month, school leavers should begin planning their future and start looking at study options.

There is no lack of choice in terms of programmes at public and private higher-learning institutions that cater to hands-on students and the academically-inclined.

Education Ministry Higher Education Department deputy director-general Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Saleh Jaafar said there are many options for SPM school leavers.

“They include certificate courses, foundation studies, matriculation and diploma programmes at private and public universities, colleges, polytechnics, community colleges and skills training institutes.

“Others include degrees offered by the Malaysian Institutes of Teaching Education (IPGM),” he said.

“There is also Form 6, where school leavers can enter university after sitting for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).”

He said each option has its own merits.

“School leavers, either with SPM or STPM (or equivalent) qualification, must have in-depth discussion with their parents, family members, their counselling teachers and seniors, perhaps, to gain information and gauge which option is best.

“They must take into account their own interest and what the future holds,” he said.

Chen Ai Koon, a counselor at SMK Seri Serdang in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, said there are basically two pathways after SPM.

The first is the pursuit of professional careers like medicine, accounting, engineering and architecture. Second is for those who are keen on skills-based jobs.

The first pathway, she said, provides a faster route to getting a degree, which involves taking up pre-university programmes like matriculation, foundation studies or Form 6. The second is the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) pathway, which involves taking up certificate and diploma courses.

“This is the time for school leavers to grab the opportunities. Choose what is best for you”. – Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Saleh Jaafar

“The main aim of a diploma programme is to produce a semi-professional workforce.

“A diploma gives an opportunity for SPM school leavers who did not qualify for pre-university studies to be trained for the working world.

“However, if the diploma student can prove that he or she is able to excel in studies, he or she will have the opportunity to continue to a bachelor’s degree. It is important to note that this is not an automatic process.”

To decide on the pathway, Chen said SPM school leavers must know what they want to become one day, what programmes to pursue, and what qualifications are needed to get into the programmes.

Saleh said when choosing between a public and private university, both have their own strengths and specialties.

“The quality of universities can be seen in the QS World University Rankings and local MyQuest Rating.

“Students should choose their programmes wisely by looking into the prospective university’s QS World ranking and MyQuest Rating scores. The quality of programmes should be a key factor.

“In addition, students should consider their financial ability to ensure that they are not burdened with problems during studies and after graduation.”

Saleh said tuition fees at public universities are subsidised by the government to help students obtain high-quality education at a low cost.

There are also sponsorships provided by government agencies, such as the Public Service Department and Education Ministry scholarship department.

“Besides those, private entities like Yayasan Tenaga National, Petronas, Telekom Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia also offer their own scholarships.

“This initiative will help poor, deserving students obtain a higher education,” he said.

On the prospects of SPM school leavers enrolling directly in higher education institutions, Saleh said looking at the past three years’ trend, there is a better success rate.

“A total of 50.1 per cent of eligible SPM candidates were offered a seat in the 2017/2018 academic session. This percentage increased to 86.5 in the 2018/2019 academic session.

“However, for the 2019/2020 academic session, only 69.09 per cent were offered places in certificate, foundation and diploma programmes at public universities, polytechnics, community colleges and skills training institutes,” he said.

This year, with the implementation of the “Single-window, single-offer” concept — where matriculation and places for the Bachelor of Education (PISMP) at IPGM will also be offered via UPUOnline — the university enrollment of SPM school leavers is expected to increase.

“For 2020, I am expecting to see higher demand for TVET programmes since the government is focusing on initiatives that produce highly-skilled workers to cater to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“This is the time for school leavers to grab the opportunities. Choose what is best for you,” he said.

To assist students in making their choices, Higher ED will be running an in-depth series on choices after SPM over the coming weeks. Don’t miss it!

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

Comment:
Based on mid-term review of 11th Malaysia Plan, Graduate employability rate for higher education has improved steadily over the years from 76.1% in 2015 to 79.1% in 2017. Nevertheless, feedback from industry highlighted that graduates lacked problem solving and communication skills. Moreover, the percentage of graduates employed in the semi-skilled job category increased from 28.2% in 2015 to 35.2% in 2017 implying a mismatch and underemployment.

That could mean that there’s more demand for TVET graduates going forward and if you/your child is non-academically inclined, do not force yourself/them to go towards higher education which are of academic oriented. Instead, consider polytechnics, community colleges, public and private skill training institutes.

And later on, they can always pursue further diploma or degree after working.
And if you’re in private sector, there’s now a faster & easier way to pursue a (professional) diploma or (executive) degree if you are a TVET graduate with SKM/SVM/DKM/DVM qualification, even without SPM!

Register your interest for a professional diploma or executive degree from a private local university if you only have SKM/SVM/DKM/DVM qualifications. Even if no formal qualifications but has >3 years of industrial experience, you are encouraged to apply.

More TVET opportunities with Yayasan Sime Darby’s skill programme scholarships & bursaries

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REALISING the indispensable role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) skills to meet labour market demands, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has extended its provision for the YSD Skill Enrichment Programme.

This is in line with the ongoing reform in the TVET sector which focuses on equipping the youth with employable skills in Malaysia.

Through YSD’s collaborations with its TVET partners, the fields of vocational study opportunities offered under the programme are broadened to support more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and creative arts courses.

Since 2012, the foundation has been awarding scholarships and bursaries worth over RM34 million to more than 1,300 students under this category.

“With the YSD Skill Enrichment Programme launched today, YSD’s annual allocation for TVET bursaries has increased more than 10-fold from 35 to 400, and we remain focused on assisting needy students,” he said last Wednesday.

Tunku Imran added that it was reported that currently, almost 90 per cent of TVET graduates have been able to get a job after graduation. With the support of the foundation’s TVET partners, YSD intends to push the number higher.

The event also saw YSD hosting its annual Scholarship Award Ceremony with the foundation awarding over RM21 million worth of various scholarships and bursaries to 584 deserving individuals, a majority of which are from underprivileged households.

In line with the government’s agenda to enhance TVET skills among Malaysian youth and recognising TVET as one of the keys to fulfil the country’s aspiration to become a developed nation, YSD is working with four strategic partners: The Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education under the Education Ministry, Sime Darby Industrial Academy, Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College and KRU Academy.

Under YSD Special Needs Bursary Programme (undergraduate and diploma bursaries for persons with disabilities), 29 recipients received more than RM1.04 million.

The YSD Special Support Bursary programme (undergraduate and diploma bursaries for students with monthly household income of RM4,000 and below) saw 216 recipients with bursaries worth RM7.56 million.

39 students with outstanding academic achievement and strong leadership qualities were awarded excellence scholarships worth RM4.75 million to pursue pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate studies at universities in Malaysia, United Kingdom and China.

YSD also celebrated individuals with compelling stories who have weathered many challenges to beat the odds. Among the YSD scholars celebrated this year are individuals with compelling stories who have weathered many challenges to beat the odds. One of them is YSD’s TVET scholar Muhammad Afiq Aminuddin, who was awarded the YSD Role Model Award 2020. .

Afiq, 29, who hailed from a single-parent B40 household in Penang completed his Certificate in Heavy Equipment from Sime Darby Industrial Academy in 2011. He worked at Sime Darby Industrial – Tractors Malaysia as a mechanic and electrician in heavy equipment maintenance and is now an accomplished field mechanic for Baker Hughes, an international energy technology company.

Muhammad Firdaus Abu Hassan, 29, the recipient of YSD Inspirational Award 2020, has proven that success is not beyond reach despite disability and poverty. Being completely blind since the age of 14, he remained ambitious and tenacious in chasing his goals.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology & Sociology, and then a Master of Professional Counselling, both with flying colours. His life story was documented and analysed in a postgraduate study to understand the development of resilience in the underprivileged.

Education has been the main thrust of YSD since its inception in 1982 to offer wisdom, expertise and assistance at all levels of education to promote and advance what people believe they can achieve, especially the underprivileged. To date, YSD has committed over RM289.7 million for scholarships and bursaries, benefitting a total of 4,441 students from diverse backgrounds.

Can I advise you something?

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Since so many people still message, call or email to ask the same question, over and over again, can I advise you something?

Almost everything you need to obtain with that involves SKM, it would be NOSS dependent. So, please refer to the NOSS directory to:
1. Determine the exact code of the skills program that you intend to offer in your training centre (to be Accredited by Department of Skill Development (DSD) or better known as JPK),
2. Apply to get your Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) via PPT or
3. Search for any SKM programs to study in any of the JPK Accredited Centres.

  1. How To Be A JPK Accredited Centre (to offer SKM/DKM/DLKM certification)?

2. How To Apply for SKM/DKM/DLKM via PPT?
a) Self application via www.skkm.gov.my – Download & read  MANUAL PENGGUNA PPT 2018  OR
b) Learn from a 2 days course – kursus induksi PP-PPT*  that’s organised from time to time (average 3 times a year)
c) Consultation* *  – Please contact/whatsapp 012-3123430

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