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Human Resources Ministry mulls introduction of Tahfiz Skills Certificate (SKM)

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar speaks at the launching the Modular Professional Certification program in Shah Alam, November 25, 2019. — Bernama pic
Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar speaks at the launching the Modular Professional Certification program in Shah Alam, November 25, 2019. — Bernama pic

SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 — The Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) plans to introduce the Tahfiz Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) in an effort to improve students’ academic performance.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said armed with this certificate, students in the tahfiz stream would have more job opportunities.

“Currently when the tahfiz students complete their studies, they will only obtain an educational certificate from the institution. However, with the Tahfiz SKM, they will be equipped with several other skills apart from the ability to memorise the Quran.

“So far, I have met over 70 tahfiz centre operators in Kedah and they seem to agree that the move will provide a brighter future for tahfiz students. I hope Kedah will be a pioneer in this endeavor,” he told reporters after launching the Cyber Security Modular Professional Certification Programme here today.

Also present was Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) president Tan Sri Dr Ts. Ahmad Zaidee Laidin and the ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Amir Omar.

Mahfuz said efforts to introduce the Tahfiz SKM was akin to the objectives of having the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme, which was introduced earlier to enable the students to obtain TVET certificates.

“As such the first step (in the introduction of the Tahfiz SKM) is to upgrade the tahfiz centre management and for the teaching staff to attend similar courses adopting TVET teaching and management methods,” he said.

Earlier at the event, MBOT together with the Department of Skills Development (JPK) and CyberSecurity Malaysia held a strategic collaboration to develop the certification programme.

A total of 14 memorandums of understanding were exchanged between MBOT and representatives of institutes of higher learning, among them Perdana University, Taylor’s University, Institution of Civil Engineers, Centre of Applied Data Science and Open University Malaysia (OUM).

Source: Bernama

Perodua contribute Myvis to Fire Dept, higher-learning institutions

Perodua contribute Myvis to Fire Dept, higher-learning institutionsIN one of its biggest-scale vehicle donations yet, Perodua contributed 50 Myvis to the Perak Fire and Rescue Department as well as 25 higher-learning institutions (HLI) all over the country, to aid them in their research and training.

“We are donating seven current-generation Myvis and 43 previous-generation Myvis to these organisations in the hope that they will be useful in their research, training and education,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.

He was speaking at a symbolic handover ceremony held at Perodua’s Sungai Choh headquarters on Friday.

The said 25 HLIs comprise universities as well as vocational, technical, industrial training and youth skills institutes.

“As a People First company, Perodua has always believed in empowering youth through education, as they are Malaysia’s future leaders and future drivers of the local automotive industry.

“Some of our many educational initiatives include the Perodua Eco Challenge and the Perodua Youth Training Programme, which is our longest-running Corporate Responsibility programme, having produced over 630 graduates since 1999,” said Aminar.

This year, Perodua graduated 141 candidates that it had trained in collaboration with the Human Resources Ministry’s Department of Skills Development (JPK) towards receiving Malaysian Skills Certification (SKM) for technical and vocational competence.

Over 70% of them will take on roles at Perodua service and Body & Paint centres across the nation.

“With over a million units sold since its 2005 birth, the Myvi has been Malaysia’s most popular vehicle for the past 13 years. It is therefore the perfect vehicle for local research and training as it is the most accurate representation of a vehicle on Malaysian roads,” Aminar added.

Source: https://www.thesundaily.my