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Kursus Induksi PP-PPD-PPB bulan April


Tarikh: 28-29 April 18 (Tinggal 5 tempat lagi setakat 20/4)
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: Kepong Metro Prima, KL
Yuran: RM350 (termasuk minum pagi, makan tengah hari, nota & sijil dari JPK)
Untuk pendaftaran, sila muat turun borang di sini
Untuk sebarang pertanyaan lain, sila hubungi 03-62429999 atau 012-3123430

Kursus Induksi PP-PPD-PPB ialah kursus bagi individu mengetahui tentang sistem dan cara perlaksanaan Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM & DKM) di sesebuah Pusat Latihan Kemahiran dibawah Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK), Kementerian Sumber Manusia.

Siapa yang patut menghadiri kursus ini ?

  1. Individu yang ingin bekerja di kolej / pusat latihan kolej kemahiran swasta atau kerajaan, tak kira pemegang SKM, diploma ataupun ijazah bidang kemahiran.
  2. Individu / syarikat / badan / pertubuhan yang ingin membuka kolej / pusat latihan kemahiran.

 
Siapa yang diwajibkan untuk menghadiri dan mempunyai sijil Kursus Induksi PP-PPD-PPB ?
 
  1. Pegawai Penilai (PP) - Individu yang akan menjadi Pegawai Penilai (tenaga pengajar) di kolej / pusat latihan kemahiran swata dan kerajaan (bersama sijil SKM & VTO)
  2. Pegawai Pengesah Dalaman (PPD) - Individu yang akan menjadi Pegawai Pengesah Dalaman (penyelia tenaga pengajar) di kolej / pusat latihan kemahiran swasta dan kerajaaan.
  3. Pengurus Pusat Bertauliah (PPB) - Individu yang akan menjadi Pengurus Pusat Bertauliah (pengurus) di kolej / pusat latihan kemahiran swasta dan kerajaan.
  4. Pegawai Pengesah Luaran - Individu yang ingin menjadi Pegawai Pengesah Luaran (penyelia luar) untuk Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia.

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

Rosy future for mobile eSports

GAMING is a beloved pastime for many today. It’s entertaining and engaging as compared with watching television or listening to the radio.

A subset of gaming that has taken the world by storm is eSports. It is still gaming except that it’s hardcore competitive in nature. We have seen eSports grow into a global phenomenon but it doesn’t end there. It is expected to become even bigger in 2018, and here’s why.

RISE OF MOBILE ESPORTS
One of the key factors that is pushing the eSports scene in Malaysia and the rest of the world is Mobile eSports. Typically, the eSports scene will focus on games such as DotA 2, League of Legends and Fifa, but with smartphones becoming more and more powerful, it allows for more complex games to be played on the device.

In fact, we saw a number of mobile eSports tournaments last year such as the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup at Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya with a prize pool of US$10,000 (RM40,000), Season 3 of Vainglory Malaysia League at Cyberjaya, and the Garena Arena of Valor tournament in Kuala Lumpur with a prize pool of RM70,000.

It is true that Mobile eSports has still not cemented its place in the scene but it is the most accessible game to the masses since it just involves the use of a smartphone.

According to former MBT Talon eSports player Keegan “Keegs” Tan, “eSports will definitely grow this year since eSports-oriented games are getting more and more accessible with the advent of mobile games. It acts as a gateway to expose people to eSports.”

With Mobile eSports expected to move forward, it’s not hard to see why this will be a major driving force for the success of the local eSports scene.

GAME-BASED EDUCATION
Another factor contributing to the success of eSports in Malaysia is the establishment of a few eSports and gaming-based education programmes. The first is the year-long Riot Games Student Ambassador Program which is available in 28 universities across Malaysia.

Students work to nurture the growth of League of Legends communities in their respective campuses via tournaments and community events. They will be given a healthy budget to manage that.

Then there’s the Garena Student Alliance programme that aims to empower student gamers to build a thriving gaming community and eSports scene in their respective campuses. It is very similar in nature to the Riot Games programme, and both aim to equip students with real-world skills such as Public Relations and Events Management while exposing them to real world eSports scenarios.

There’s also the Johor-based Academy of eSports. At the moment, two vocational certificate programmes are offered; Professional eSports Athlete and eSports Events Management. Not only will you be educated and trained by experienced eSports professionals, you are also given a certificate at the end of the stint to prove your competency and give yourself a career boost.

BIG MONEY
It is no secret that eSports has the potential to bring in lots of revenue. At Level UP KL 2017, vice president of Malaysia Digital Economy Corp’s Creative Content and Technologies, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, said Malaysia has recorded earnings of RM1.2 billion in games export alone. This number is expected to increase in the coming years.

Coming from their efforts in the Malaysian eSports scene as of last year, Garena’s partnership manager, Fern Yeap, said: “In Malaysia, there is growing support from commercial brands, the media and government as well as the community. The collaboration between all stakeholders increases exposure and awareness, which in turn expands resources and legitimacy for the local scene.”

She added that Southeast Asia’s current title as the fastest growing region for eSports gives it more opportunities for local eSports to scale both regionally and internationally. “Consultants and industry experts are predicting eSports’ continuous growth for the years to come.” said Yeap.

In simpler terms, there has been an increase in support for eSports which in turn brings in more revenue. This inadvertently will turn eSports into a bigger phenomenon.

SOLIDIFIED PRESENCE
Despite how big it has become, eSports is still largely a growing industry in Malaysia. Stakeholders like MDEC has been pushing for the growth of local eSports industry to put Malaysia as the regional games hub of Southeast Asia under the #MYGAMEON initiative.

In December last year, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the National Sports Council will form a special unit to promote the eSports arena in Malaysia. “A new unit at MSN will be set up to look at eSports as it will be featured at the 2022 Asian Games. eSports has already been recognised as a sport by The Olympic Council of Asia and we cannot be left behind in training our athletes,” said Khairy.

While not much is known about the formation of the eSports unit, it will definitely be a game changer as far as eSports is concerned.

Professional gamer Ashley “Vause” Foo from the M8 Tempest eSports team feels that the formation of the eSports unit will “help in changing public perception of eSports.

“ It will promote healthy gaming habits, such as eSports centres closing by midnight, which is currently being practised by The Pantheon eSports Centre, which will then increase society’s acceptance, and eventually, turn Malaysia into a major eSports tourist destination.”

CONCLUSION
With commitments shown by the major stakeholders including government agencies, we can expect eSports to grow bigger. We also have a diverse talent pool that is competitive enough in the global stage, to do the country proud.

In fact, Malaysia created history at DotA 2 – The International 2017 when a team was placed third at the event, earning more than US$2.6 million prize money. That is a testament to how capable we are in the eSports scene.

With growing popularity and booming revenue potential, it’s game on for the local eSports industry.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/bots/2018/01/322931/rosy-future-mobile-esports
By Aiman Maulana
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Comment: There is an effort to develop eSports NOSS, so for those who are in the industry who plan to set up an academy and offer a nationally recognised certificate (SKM) in eSports, be prepared for it.

Ever-expanding roles, responsibilities of MOHR

Riot believes that his ministry has provided a holistic solution to the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of the nation’s workforce.

KUCHING: It comes as no surprise that the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) holds many duties under its purview, being the authority in charge of the Malaysian workforce.

The ministry is responsible for skills development, labour, occupational safety and health, trade unions, industrial relations, industrial court, labour market analysis and social security — to name a few — and these responsibilities continue to grow with each new facet introduced, as roles of human resources evolve with time and technology.

Take, for example, the boom of the ‘gig’ economy over the past two years triggering new income-generating trends such as Uber and Airbnb — leading MOHR to come up with new ways to protect the interests of employees in a whole new light.

First formed in 1904 as the Labour Department, it has changed its name six times over the past 114 years, riding on the massive changes in the nation’s industrial landscape and labour forces.

 

Now, MOHR oversees ten federal departments and four federal agencies:

FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS

1. Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM)

2. Department of Labour Sarawak

3. Department of Labour Sabah

4. Department of Skills Development (DSD)

5. Manpower Department (JTM)

6. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh)

7. Department of Industrial Relations Malaysia

8. Department of Trade Union Affairs (JHEKS)

9. Industrial Court of Malaysia

10. Institut of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA)

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1. Social Security Organisation (SOCSO)

2. Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF)

3. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

4. Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK)

 

The present minister, Dato Sri (Dr) Richard Riot Jaem — who was sworn in on May 16, 2013 — attributes his success to the holistic approach that he has incorporated in dealing with his ministry’s day-to-day operations and its long-term schemes implemented for the welfare and upskilling of the nation’s labour force.

In an exclusive interview with The Borneo Post, Riot admits that his role as the Minister of Human Resources has been a learning experience in itself.

“To be very frank, when I first came into the ministry, I thought it was only going to deal with labour issues.

Only after coming in did I realise the huge responsibility I had on my shoulders.

It was really going to be a tough job,” he shares.

From looking after the interests and welfare of employees in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, to ensuring adequate training and development of the country’s future workforce, the MOHR is involved with anything and everything to do with the affairs of the Malaysian workers.

Following the goals set out under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), Riot aims to build a world-class workforce through steady increases in the percentage of skilled workers up to 35 per cent by 2020.

Today, employers and employees nationwide stand to gain from these numerous programmes and plans being put in place.

Employers can utilise MOHR’s skill development facilities and schemes provided to upskill or reskill their employees, allowing them to enhance their human capital and drive innovation from within.

Meanwhile, SPM holders who have no plans to pursue academically oriented tertiary education are encouraged for technical schools to gain better employment prospects, while high-skilled diasporas are slowly but surely being wooed back home to take on the high-skilled roles that need to be filled urgently.

All of this has contributed greatly to the expansion of the Malaysian economy and society as a whole, helping MOHR bring to life the government’s vision of having a competent and skilled workforce.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (second left) visits the exhibition held in connection with the launch of TVET Malaysia at Adtec Shah Alam. On the prime minister’s left is Riot. — Bernama photo

 Skilling, upskilling and reskilling

To achieve this task, Riot says he and his ministry has been focusing on skilling, upskilling and reskilling the labour force through various schemes and programmes that are being made available by the different departments and agencies to the wider public.

Most notably, the skilling of youths is regarded as one of the most vital functions of the MOHR as it ensures the future survivability of industries by providing them with an adequate workforce.

“I always encourage graduates from our Malaysia Skills Certificate (MSC) Level 3 Programmes to re-enrol to MSC Level 4, in order to pursue our diploma courses to continue gaining skills as it will greatly increase their livelihood down the line,” Riot shares.

For SPM School-Leavers with no plans to pursue academically oriented tertiary education, the ministry encourages them — via awareness campaigns — to enrol into one of its 32 technical institutes across the country.

Of the 32, 24 provide various technical and vocational education and training (TVET) certificate courses to the public, with eight having diploma programmes for certificate-holders.

Besides increasing the number of certificate and diploma holders, Riot stresses that the quality of graduates is equally crucial.

“We need to produce a labour force that is equipped with the right knowledge, skills and attitude to thrive in the globalised economy where emerging new technology, digitalisation and ‘Industry 4.0’ have drastically changed what is needed for the average worker.

“Because of this, we have introduced new syllabuses to ensure that our workforce would be able to meet the needs and standards of our changing industries.”

These efforts have been fruitful, discloses Riot, as revealed by the high employability percentage reported for graduates from Miri’s Industrial Training Institute (ILP) and Shah Alam’s Advance Technology Training Centre (Adtec).

“I’m very happy to say the employability rates amongst our graduates are 92 per cent — 92 per cent (of the graduates) showcasing exactly how important TVET skills are to workers nowadays,” he says.

Adding to this, the MOHR has been pushing hard especially for youths to embrace technical courses, as it is anticipated that 60 per cent of our industries would require employees who are technically skilled in the near future.

 Focus on current workforce

With much focus being placed on youths, it appears that many members of the workforce are unable to participate due to prior financial obligations.

To address this, MOHR makes available several programmes to accommodate those currently working — some under the HRDF, and one under the DSD.

The schemes under HRDF are tailored for employees already in the workforce who are looking to upskill or reskill themselves in order to increase their career prospects.

Employers may actively participate in many of HRDF’s programmes by sending their workers for further training.

Besides that, the DSD also provides a programme called the ‘National Dual Training’, which pairs up citizens with paid apprenticeships at selected companies where they may receive offers of employment after graduating from the programme.

This programmes focuses on 30 per cent classroom learning and 70 per cent on-thejob learning, to ensure that the graduates would be able to adapt to their new jobs with ease upon completion of the course.

The skilling of youths is regarded as one of the most vital functions of the MOHR as it ensures the future survivability of industries by providing them with an adequate workforce. — Bernama photo

 Recognising prior experience learning

Riot also recognises that not all workers need further training as they may have already obtained the appropriate experience from long years on the job.

Still, they may lack the formal credentials to justify their skills.

“A lot of people in Malaysia — including Sarawak — are already very skilful with their hands, but they lack the paper accreditation that acts as proof of their skills to employers.

“A worker may be a very good carpenter or welder but because he doesn’t have formal credentials, upon seeking employment he may find that his pay is much lower than what he should be receiving because he is regarded as an unskilled labour,” Riot explains.

Understanding that this would deny a significant part of the local workforce from appropriate wages and bright career paths, Riot discloses that his ministry alongside with the Defence Ministry launched a recognition of prior experiential learning on Feb 22 this year, to help anyone with prior experience or skills from a variety of industries to officially obtain diplomas certifying their abilities.

Each applicant would be assessed in terms of their skills and competency to see if they qualify for the diploma accreditation.

According to Riot, so far more than 1,000 people have registered for the scheme, with 300 due to graduate with diplomas by the end of this year.

“While this scheme is mostly geared towards former Armed Forces personnel, I would like to stress that it is open to those who seek to upgrade themselves for better job prospects and better recognition of their skills and abilities.

“As far as Armed Forces go, they register with Perhebat (Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Affairs Corporation), but the civilians can either register with the HRDF, or directly with the ministry (MOHR).

” Overall, Riot believes that his ministry has provided a holistic solution to the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of the nation’s workforce.

He adds that while there has been some concern on whether or not Malaysia would be able to meet the goal of 35 per cent skilled workers by 2020, he is confident that the target remains achievable.

“We have about two years to go before reaching 2020 — I am very confident that the 35 per cent target as required by the government can be achieved.

“In order to do so, I would like to especially promote the ministry to Sarawak as I believe there is still a lack of awareness and misconception of what MOHR actually does.

“I believe Sarawakians are still not fully aware of these benefits and opportunities they can obtain from MOHR,” he points out.

Riot looking at the interview registration prosses at the Job Fair organised by the Ministry of Human Resources at UTC Kuching on May 20, 2017.

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/

Education Ministry: No racial quota for entry to vocational colleges

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the government was building more vocational colleges to provide more places for students interested in taking up technical and vocational courses. — Saw Siong FengDeputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the government was building more vocational colleges to provide more places for students interested in taking up technical and vocational courses. — Saw Siong Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 — The Education Ministry said today it had not set any racial quota for intake of students into vocational colleges.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the government was building more vocational colleges to provide more places for students interested in taking up technical and vocational courses.

He said that since the Vocational Education Transformation Plan was introduced in 2012, some 81 vocational colleges went into operation throughout the country and five more were under construction.

“The provision of new places for vocational training does not depend on racial quota as it is open to all students who want to acquire the skills,” he said during Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat.

He was replying to a supplementary question from M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) who wanted to know the efforts of the government in assisting minority groups such as the Indian community to obtain places in vocational colleges.

When replying to the original question from Kulasegaran on the number of students who succeeded in obtaining the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (Malaysia Skills Certificate), Chong said that to date, 2,273 graduates in the 2016 first cohort from 15 vocational colleges received the Vocational College Diplomas.

He said 12,997 graduates in the second cohort obtained similar diplomas in August this year.

“A total of 90.58 per cent of the 2,273 first cohort graduates had gained employment while 55.49 per cent of the 12,997 students in the second cohort were offered jobs even before completing their studies,” he said. — Bernama

Comment: It’s the awareness & perhaps language & culture barrier that limits the number of non Malay students in these vocational colleges (basically any public institutions). Therefore, it’s very important that non Malay students have a better command of the Malay language and this must start from primary schools, otherwise they would shun these public institutions.

TEMPOH MASA PERMOHONAN PENGELUARAN SIJIL SKM/DKM/DLKM/PC DI BAWAH PUSAT BERTAULIAH (PB)

Ruj     : JPK/700/51 Jld 13 (  31   )

Tarikh : 3 Oktober 2017

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Negaraku,

Adalah dimaklumkan Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) sedang dalam proses penambahbaikan pengurusan Sijil SKM/DKM/DLKM/PC di bawah kendalian Jabatan ini.

Sehubungan dengan itu, PB adalah dinasihatkan supaya membuat semakan status permohonan lengkap  pengeluaran Sijil SKM/DKM/DLKM/PC kepada JPK selepas tiga (3) bulan daripada permohonan Sijil dikemukakan kepada JPK sekiranya masih belum menerima Sijil tersebut. Sekiranya PB gagal untuk membuat semakan status Sijil tersebut selepas enam (6) bulan dari tarikh permohonan lengkap, PB dikehendaki mengemukakan bukti-bukti permohonan pengeluaran Sijil terdahulu sebagai bukti pengesahan kepada JPK.

Selain itu, bagi PB yang telah menerima Sijil SKM/DKM/DLKM/PC tetapi terdapat kesilapan pada Sijil  tersebut, PB hendaklah mengemukakan permohonan pembetulan Sijil tersebut dalam tempoh dua(2) bulan selepas tarikh cetakan Sijil tersebut.

Peraturan baharu ini berkuatkuasa bagi permohonan pengeluaran Sijil SKM/DKM/DLKM/PC yang diterima bermula 1 November 2017.

Sekian terima kasih.

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Kementerian Sumber Manusia

Malaysia upbeat about skills target, but has much changed?

Its HR Minister is certain of hitting the 2020 target, but does the real situation on the ground put a dampener on things?

Despite the many obstacles that Malaysia is currently facing regarding the transformation of its workforce, HR Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem remains optimistic that the country is well on track to hitting its target of 35% skilled workers  in the workforce by 2020.

“In 2015, we raised it to 28% and in 2016, the number increased to 31%,” he told local media at the recent launch of the Labour Market Information Data Warehouse (LMIDW) project.

“With the increase, I’m very positive that our target can be achieved.”

As previously covered in HRM Magazine’s Malaysia country report, achieving those labour numbers is tied closely with the government’s goal of also attaining high-income status by 2020.

This goal, encompassing economic, political, and social development was formalised as “Vision 2020” in 1991 and the 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 represents what current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak says is the country’s “final leg” of that long race to “enter the arena of developed nations”.

But Riot had himself noted last year that the skilled talent shortage in Malaysia is proving a major roadblock to those larger economic targets.

So what has changed since then for the favourable projection revision? And perhaps more importantly, will those numbers mean much for the government’s high-income target?

Although the Malaysian education ministry has placed greater emphasis on technical and vocational education and training, institutions are still struggling to produce graduates with the right skill sets to meet the requirements in those parts of the economy.

Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan also noted that most lower-skilled workers are more concerned about keeping their current jobs than looking to upskill to higher-paid job categories.

This lack of motivation to undergo training means they are also increasingly under both real and perceived pressure from immigrant labour, who are willing and able to work for lower wages. There are currently about 3.6 million foreign workers in Malaysia, significantly more than in previous decades.

This skills conundrum is further complicated by a series of other deep-rooted problems.

Data from the government-owned TalentCorp agency, for example, indicates a persistent movement of skills away from Malaysia. Some 2% of tertiary-educated aged 25 and above are now living and working outside of the country, generally because of higher salaries and improved career prospects.

As the labour market is still in transition, it will also be a few more years before a big economic impact can take place.

But Riot’s new-found optimism stems from his faith in initiatives like the LMIDW project, which he believes holds the key to solving the country’s employment issues.

He said the data warehouse will be able to analyse the Malaysia’s labour market, and even track and store comprehensive data of the country’s workforce.

“This will be able to maintain or reduce the country’s unemployment rate at 3.5%,” he said.

“The data will also reduce dependency on foreign workforce and issues of job mismatch.”

Earlier this year, Riot attributed the progress to efforts and initiatives implemented by the Human Resource Development Fund. This includes the 1MalaysiaGRIP programme, which he says “has been successful” in encouraging Malaysian employees to take up new skills.

With 2020 less than three years away, the clock is ticking fast and Malaysia still has to pick up the pace if Riot’s words are to be realised.

Source: http://www.hrmasia.com
Author: Kelvin Ong – 20 Jul 2017

Comment: 35% skilled workers in the workforce by 2020, believe this includes those that obtain their Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) via the Pengiktirafan Pencapaian Terdahulu (PPT) method. It’s great that those truly skilled & experienced personnels can obtain their SKM via PPT. Unfortunately, there are some bad apples in the industry where they ‘help, by charging exorbitant fees, even unqualified personnels to obtain the SKM‘.
You would have guess it right how these so called consultants & agents got it done 🙁

 

Vocational grads are in demand

KUALA LUMPUR: The starting salary of vocational and technical graduates at between RM2,000 and RM5,000 a month is comparable to university graduates, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon.

“They are highly sought after by industries – 90% of the cohort in our TVET (technical and vocational education and training) who graduated last year are already employed,” said Chong to reporters after the opening of the third High Officials’ Meeting on South-East Asia TVET here yesterday.

He reiterated his call to parents, particularly from the Chinese community, to change the outdated view that university education was more prestigious, especially when university graduates were struggling to secure jobs.

“Vocational and technical graduates don’t just end up opening beauty salons or bakeries, many of them work for multinational companies like (aircraft manufacturer) Boeing, which has a service centre in Malaysia.

“If your children aren’t interested in academic studies, don’t force them. Let them choose their career paths according to their interests,” he said.

Chong said the country urgently needed vocational graduates to build a skilled workforce which was necessary to support industries in aviation, automobile, manufacturing and oil and gas.

“Only 8% of our secondary students are in TVET.

“This is low compared to advanced countries like Germany and Switzerland, where almost 60% of their students are in TVET,” Chong said, adding that the Government also aimed to increase the percentage to 20% by 2020.

In line with that, Chong said the Government had introduced the “Upper Secondary School Industry Apprenticeship” (Pima) at a national school this year, and planned to roll it out to other interested national schools.

Involving only Form Four and Five students, those who join Pima will spend 70% of their time in industrial training and 30% in academic studies.

At the end of the programme, the students will receive a certificate – Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia.

The Government is also converting unused teachers’ training institutes into polytechnics and vocational colleges.

The High Officials’ Meeting on South-East Asia TVET aims to create a network among leaders in the field and related development agencies in the region.

It also promotes exchange programmes among lecturers and students, joint research programmes and industrial linkages.

Chong said Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia were among the most active in the network.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/24/chong-vocational-grads-are-in-demand-tvet-students-are-highly-sought-after-by-industries-and-earn-go/#aMG8HIuZv9p5JeZK.99

Kursus Induksi PPL 15-16 April di Kuala Selangor (Cuti-cuti Malaysia)

Tarikh: 15-16 April 2017
Masa: 8.30-5pm
Tempat: I Smart Educare, Kepong Metro Prima
Yuran: RM350 + 10 (caj pengeposan sijil)Faedah kursus kepada pesertaBerpengetahuan mengenai Pentauliahan Persijilan melalui konsep Persijilan & Sistem Latihan Dual Nasioan (SLDN).
Peningkatan kelayakan personel untuk pembangunan kerjaya
Dapat menyediakan panduan & motivasi kepada masyarakat dan organisasi dalam aspek pembangunan & penilaian Pusat Bertauliah.Berpeluang menjadi Tenaga pakar Industri Negara (DPIN)
Persijilan yang diiktiraf oleh pihak Awam & SwastaFaedah kursus kepada organisasi-Mempunyai aset dalam aspek jaminan mutu pentauliahan Pusat Bertauliah
-Mempunyai personel yang berkelayakan & diiktiraf
Kualiti Pusat Bertauliah dan daya saing dapat ditingkatkan

Siapa yang patut hadir?
a) Calon Pegawai Pengesah Luaran
b) Calon Pegawai Pengesah luaran SLDN
c) PP-PPT yang ingin dilantik sebagai PPL-PPT
d) Individu yang terlibat dengan pengendalian Pusat Bertauliah

Kenapa perlu hadir?
a) Memenuhi syarat untuk menjadi PPL
b)Memahami tugas dan tanggungjawab PPL

Syarat
a) 18 tahun ke atas
b) Warganegara Malaysia atau PR
c) Telah lulus kursus induksi PP-PPD

Untuk pengesahan tempat anda, sila isi borang permohonan yg boleh dimuat turun dari sini http://jpkmalaysia.com/?attachment_id=603, kemudian emel kembali bersama slip bayaran ke ismarteducare@gmail.com.

Butiran Bank: I Smart Educare, Maybank 514589203020
Yuran: RM350 + 10 (caj pengeposan sijil)
* Kursus VTO batch baru mula 23/4/17

* Kursus Induksi PP-PPD 6-7 Mei 2017 

Kursus Induksi PP-PPT (sesi terakhir di Malaysia tahun 2016)

 
1) Berminat dilantik sebagai PP-PPT (syarat lantikan lain adalah pengalaman kerja >10 thn bidang berkenaan & SKM)
2) Berminat mohon SKM secara PPT (prosedur, syarat dan kaedah penilaian persijilan melalui kaedah PPT)
3) PB yang ingin mohon menjadi PB-PPT (perlu ada penyelaras PPT yang perlu ikuti kursus induksi PP-PPT)
 
Objektif Kursus
 
Memberi kefahaman kepada peserta mengenai konsep perlaksanaan Pensijilan Kemahiran Malaysia melalui kaedah PPT
 
Memberi pendedahan mengenai peranan dan tanggungjawab personel Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia dalam perlaksanaan kaedah PPT
 
Memberi pendedahan kepada peserta mengenai prosedur, syarat dan kaedah penilaian persijilan melalui kaedah PPT
 
Memberi pendedahan kepada peserta mengenai pembangunan portfolio melalui kaedah PPT
 
Faedah Kursus
 
Faedah kursus kepada peserta
 
-Berpengetahuan mengenai, Pengiktirafan Persijilan melalui konsep Pengiktirafan Pencapaian Terdahulu (PPT)
-Berpengetahuan mengenai bagaimana memperolehi Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia dalam masa yang singkat
-Peningkatan kelayakan personel untuk pembangunan kerjaya
-Dapat menyediakan panduan & motivasi kepada masyarakat dalam meningkatkan taraf pendidikan & kelayakan
-Berpeluang menjadi Tenaga Pakar Industri Negara (DPIN) Persijilan yang diiktiraf oleh pihak Awam & Swasta
 
Faedah kursus kepada organisasi
 
-Pekerja mempunyai motivasi yang tinggi
-Mempunyai personel yang berkelayakan & diiktiraf
-Majikan dapat menjimatkan kos pembangunan kerjaya pekerja
-Aset dalam aspek promosi & pemasaran
-Meningkatkan kualiti Pusat bertauliah dan daya saing
-Memenuhi keperluan jaminan mutu pentauliahan personel Pusat Bertauliah seperti -yang ditetapkan oleh JPK