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TVET Malaysia: 5 Reasons to Consider Technical and Vocational Education and Training

TVET Malaysia: 5 Reasons to Consider Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Planning for your career is tough. There are a thousand and one things to consider. From the cost of education, your interests, job satisfaction, pay and managing social expectations; this is not an easy undertaking. Thankfully, there are many career paths and one compelling route is Technical and Vocational Education and Training or TVET for short.

According to UNESCO, TVET is:

“those aspects of the educational process involving,

  • in addition to general education,
  • the study of technologies and related sciences and
  • the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understanding, and knowledge relating to occupation in various sectors of economic life.”

Technical and Vocational Education and Training consists of

  • “apprenticeship training,
  • vocational education,
  • technical education,
  • technical-vocational education,
  • occupational education,
  • vocational education and training,
  • professional and vocational education,
  • career and technical education,
  • workforce education,
  • workplace education, and others.”

Going into TVET will equip you with the practical skills that will transform you into a skilled worker ready for the real world. Increasingly, it has become more apparent that academic qualifications are not the be all end of career paths as seen with the oversupply of fresh graduates in Malaysia. However, the million RM question is this. Should you be considering TVET? Read on to let us make the case!

*Disclaimer: as choosing a career and education is an important life decision, we urge you to do more research after reading this primer.


  1. 1. Proposed Raising of Minimum Wage of Local Skilled Workers by the Govt

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According to The Star and other news outlets, the Govt plans to raise the minimum wage for local skilled workers to RM3,500 up from RM1,200 — achieving parity with skilled foreign workers. This is part of the plan to eventually raise this amount to RM5,000 by 2030. This proposal was put forward by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahaid Hamidi along with other efforts to meet the demand for skilled workers who underwent TVET training.

Although this may or may not come to pass, it is clear that skilled workers are in high demand in Malaysia. This effort along with others shows that the Government is committed to making this a viable career path, This is in large part due to the demand for skilled workers and the shortage in supply of skilled workers.

  1. Malaysia Needs More Skilled Workers

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In a meeting with the press, Malaysian Chinese Association president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai called for the training  of more skilled workers that would allow Malaysia to be competitive in a variety of industries. Currently, Malaysia is facing a labor crunch in the logistics, manufacturing and agriculture industries. These industries had to resort to finding foreign workers to fill this gap. The stats back this up as well.

Compared to other developed countries, skilled workers in Malaysia consisted of only 28% of the local workforce, compared to 43% in developed countries. It is clear that there is a demand for local skilled workers that need to be filled in Malaysia. For a country to develop and progress; having skilled workers from TVET institutes are as important if not more important as having tertiary graduates.

  1. New Jobs Created in Malaysia Will Require Skilled Workers With TVET

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In addition, The Sun Daily reported that out of the 1.5 million jobs that the government is targeting to create by 2020, an estimated 60% will require someone with a TVET education. This comment was made by Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem.

Moreover, he added that people who underwent TVET training could access a myriad of employment opportunities as business people and digital technopreneurs. Clearly, the government is behind this initiative, raising the validity of embarking on TVET and becoming a skilled worker as a career path.

  1. TVET Careers Are Promising And Rewarding

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This point is subjective but we believe that it rings true for many. Not everyone is academically inclined or well suited for tertiary education.

A TVET education is great if you fulfill these criteria:

  1. You may prefer a more hands-on approach to learning that takes place outside the classroom.
  2. You already have an ideal career or some industry you would like to work in.
  3. You may feel that studying too much is waste of time and you would like to start work and soon as possible.
  4. You would like to learn practical things in the real world.

Most of these courses will allow you to work and study giving you a higher degree of freedom. TVET will allow you to do all these things and more.

  1. Tertiary Education Is Expensive And Not Suited for Everyone

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Let’s face it, university education is not for everyone. If the thought of the SPM gives you PTSD, pursuing an alternate career path may be better for you. Furthermore, studying in university is not cheap at all. An article by The New Straits Times in 2017 showed that tuition fees in the country cost an average of RM38,000 a year.

This puts a huge strain on the parents who send their children to the university as it may cost as much as half their salaries to send their children there. This fee does not include daily expenses and often many parents take up loans to send their children to university. In contrast, TVET programs are often cheaper, take less time, more flexible and offer good career prospects as well.

We hope that reading this article will provide you useful information about your future career and educational prospects. Do let us know in the comments if there is any more useful information about this topic!

Source: https://www.shopback.my/blog/tvet-malaysia-information

KOLEJ VOKASIONAL MELAHIRKAN PEKERJA BERKEMAHIRAN & MEMBINA ‘BUSINESS LEGACY’

Keputusan Peperiksaan PT3 baru sahaja berlalu. Saya yakin dan percaya, calon calon telah berpuas hati denganhasil pencapaian mereka setelah 3 tahun berhempas pulas dalam mencari dan menghasilkan kejayaan. Tidak ketinggalan terdapat juga air mata ibu bapa yang mengalir kerana kejayaan anak anak mereka.

Sebagai seorang guru, PT3 bagi saya merupakan satu cara menghalakan pelajar ke bidang yang di minati mereka. Pentaksiran PT3 adalah berdasarkan penilaian dalaman. Ini bermaksud guru guru sendiri yang menilai calon calon ini dan dalam masa yang sama bimbingan diberi sepenuh jiwa

Adik saya merupakan pelajar cemerlang PT3 2016 di SMK TALIB KARIM, Alor Gajah, Melaka. keputusannya untuk ke KV sangat memeranjatkan saya. Pada awalnya memang saya tidak setuju dia melanjutkan pelajarnnya di KV atas beberapa perkara.

Kini beliau sedang mengikuti Program KV dalam bidang KULINARI.

Antara perkara utama yang saya tidak setuju dia ke KV ialah, Pelajar lepasan Kolej Vokasional (KV) tidak layak melanjutkan pengajian ke peringkat ijazah sarjana muda meskipun mempunyai Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) kerana universiti awam (UA) tidak mengiktiraf diploma terbabit.

Antara perkara utama yang saya tidak setuju dia ke KV ialah, Pelajar lepasan Kolej Vokasional (KV) tidak layak melanjutkan pengajian ke peringkat ijazah sarjana muda meskipun mempunyai Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) kerana universiti awam (UA) tidak mengiktiraf diploma terbabit.

Rangkaian Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (MTUN), iaitu

1) Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
2) Universti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM)
3) Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
4) Universiti Tun Hussein onn (UTHM)
menetapkan antara syarat kelayakan untuk memasuki program ijazah sarjana muda ialah mempunyai Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), namun graduan DVM tidak menduduki peperiksaan itu.

Ini kerana pelajar terbabit memasuki KV menggunakan keputusan Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) dan mengikuti kursus kemahiran itu selama empat tahun tanpa perlu menduduki SPM untuk memperoleh DVM.

Tetapi ini bukan masalah yang besar. saya percaya aliran KV ini merupakan aliran yang baru. Carta alirnya tidak sama seperti pelajar yang ambil akademik sepenuhnya seperti SPM.

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CARTA ALIR KV – IBU BAPA & CALON KV PERLU TAHU !
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Pelajar KV mempunyai perjalanan mereka tersendiri. Perjalanan mereka amat berbeza dengan pelajar akademik. Bagi saya mana mana pilihan mempunyai risiko. Jika ambil jalan SPM tapi malas belajar, apa gunanya. Betul tak ?

Persoalannya bagaimana pelajar KV ingin teruskan pengajian mereka ke peringkat seterusnya ?. Graduan Kolej Vokasional (KV) perlu memenuhi beberapa kriteria ditetapkan Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) untuk membolehkan mereka melanjutkan pengajian ke peringkat Ijazah Sarjana Muda.

Antara kriteria itu ialah:

* Mempunyai pengalaman bekerja selama dua tahun untuk mendapat Sijil Program Akreditasi Pembelajaran Berasaskan Pengalaman Terdahulu (APEL), atau

* Memiliki kelayakan Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) yang sudah disetarakan oleh Lembaga Peperiksaan (LP) kepada Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 3 kredit, iaitu memperoleh Purata Nilai Gred Keseluruhan (PNGK) Akademik: 3.33; PNGK Vokasional: 3.67; kepujian dalam Bahasa Melayu dan kompeten semua Modul Vokasional.

Selepas memperoleh keputusan itu, graduan KV perlu mendapat kelulusan khas daripada KPT sehingga akreditasi penuh program diploma diperoleh.

Maka di sini, pelajar perlu tahu perjalanan mereka dan visualkan ke mana aku selepas ini dan apa yang aku nak capai ?

Bila anda visualkan perjalanan anda, barulah anda nampak jalan dan keyakinan akan menjelma bagi mendorong diri anda menuju kejayaan.

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KELEBIHAN KV
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Kementerian Pendidikan dalam kenyataannya berkata, 83.1 peratus graduan KV mendapat pekerjaan mengikut bidang pilihan dalam tempoh tiga bulan selepas graduasi, sekali gus membuktikan mereka menerima pengiktirafan daripada industri.

Kementerian itu menekankan Transformasi Pendidikan Vokasional (TPV) bertujuan mengarusperdana pendidikan vokasional setanding dengan aliran pendidikan perdana.

Pengarah Bahagian Pendidikan Teknik dan Vokasional (BPTV), Zainuren Mohd Nor, berkata kira-kira 83 peratus daripada 2,273 pelajar lepasan KV berjaya memperoleh pekerjaan dalam bidang berkaitan sebaik tamat pengajian, Disember lalu.

Katanya, data yang direkodkan oleh KV itu adalah berdasarkan pelajar kohort pertama yang sudah memperoleh Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) pada 2016.

Beliau berkata, jumlah tinggi pelajar KV yang diterima bekerja dalam tempoh dua bulan selepas tamat pengajian menunjukkan kursus ditawarkan KV memenuhi kehendak industri.

“Jumlah graduan DVM yang mendapat pekerjaan adalah lebih tinggi berbanding sasaran awal yang ditetapkan iaitu sebanyak 70 peratus bekerja, 20 peratus menyambung pengajian ke peringkat lebih tinggi dan 10 peratus lagi menjadi usahawan.

“Bagaimanapun, data yang diperoleh menunjukkan perkembangan memberangsangkan apabila 83 peratus pelajar ditawarkan bekerja oleh pihak industri dan ini membuktikan kursus kemahiran di KV menepati matlamat penubuhan KV iaitu melahirkan tenaga kerja mahir,” katanya

Dengan kata lain , saya dapat ringkaskan kelebihan KV ;

1. Lebih fokuskan pelajar ke arah apa yang diminati

2. Pertingkatkan kemahiran yang ada pada pelajar sehingga capai kepada berkemahiran tinggi (pakar)

3. Kemahiran yang ditawarkan di KV merupakan permintaan TINGGI dalam pelbagai industri di Malaysia

4. Pelajar KV mudah membawa diri kerana mereka lebih praktikal

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KESIMPULAN
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Akhir kata sebagai seorang guru, saya dapati prog KV ini sangat bagus bagi pelajar yang ingin ke hadapan dalam dunia kemahiran dan praktikal.

Jika di zaman saya, Nilai dan kuantiti A dipandang tinggi. Tetapi bila di universiti plagiat dia lahh ‘hero’ nya. Suruh buat presentation terketar ketar. Akhirnya ilmu sebagai teori sahaja. Ijazah yang utama. janji grade.

Setelah tamat Ijazah ke hulur ke hilir bawa ijazah untuk mohon kerja. Online sana online sini mohon kerja. Bila tak dapat kerja barulah nak belajar jual burger, atau apa apa berkaitan kemahiran atau praktikal.

Tetapi tidak bidang atau program KV. program ini sangat menarik kerana menyediakan dari awal bagaimana nak teruskan kehidupan dalam dunia yang penuh pancaroba ini dan ekonomi tak menentu.

Yang pasti calon KV dan ibu ayah perlu hadam dan fahamkan perjalanan calon KV agar di pertengahan tiada penyesalan dan di akhir pengajian tiada kehampaan.

KREDIT: MOHD FADHLI BIN OTHMAN

AVOID BEING FOOLED BY COLLEGES IN MALAYSIA!

Well, this was shared by one of my friend in the IPTS.

“Don’t get fooled by fake promises and offers, especially 2016 SPM Leavers and their parents!.

Misleading information such as Bantuan Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Peluang Ke Pengajian Tinggi, Diploma Kerajaan are very viral since the release of SPM results yesterday.

Please verify with the relevant authorities or consultants before making any decision. What you should know before choosing a college? Check for this basic 5 points as listed below!

1. Check whether they are registered with Ministry of Higher Education! There are some irresponsible parties offering diplomas and skills certificate without the approval from MOHE or DSD. There are cases of non genuine courses offered to the public under the name of Professional Diploma and Executive Certificate. So please stay alert folks.

2. Minimum entry requirement for a diploma programme which is accredited by MQA differs depending on the field of the programme. Exp:- Any hospitality related courses requires the candidates to obtain a pass in their SPM with minimum 3 credits. Skills certificates such as SKM requires a minimum age of 16 to enroll. So when it said Diploma, check for this details. If it is stated that minimum age of 16 and 3M as the requirements, it is Skills Certificate programme under the Department of Skills Development.
For the listing of DSD (or JPK in BM) Accredited Training Providers & their programmes, kindly search here

3. Are the courses fully accredited or still under provisional accreditation? You can check this by simply looking at their course code. Full accreditation will have the alphabet beginning with A*** and Provisional Accreditation will reflect PA at the beginning of the code. What is the meaning? PA is given to any new course that is approved by MQA to be offered in the institution. The college or institution need to be accessed again after 2 years of provisional period by MQA. If MQA feels that the college has met the minimum requirements and programme standard, the college will be given Full Accreditation. It is something like from a ‘P’ to Full driving license process.

4. Know your sponsor or financial assistance providers:-
PTPTN – provide loan for IPTA & IPTS programmes
PTPK – provide loan for JPK programmes

5. Compare the course structure!
Please ensure that relevant subjects are offered in the programme. Evaluate whether the subjects offered are industry based or competent. It is good to have a balance study of 50% theory and 50% practical. Rather that choosing Diploma in Business Management, consider joining Diploma in Baking Science or Diploma in Culinary or Diploma in Entrepreneurship. For an example:-

Course offered at MIB College:

Diploma in Baking Science & Technology. Apart from baking and food related subjects, the students are required to take subjects like Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Business Maths and many more!

So try putting yourself in the employers shoes and ask yourself. Do you prefer baking graduate or business graduate? Do you prefer students with merely paper based qualification or equipped with some hands on practical skills?

Remember! One of the reason for unemployment is lack of industrial competency of the graduates.

Degree no longer a ticket to jobs, says Malaysia’s Deputy Education Minister

PUTRAJAYA – A university degree is not a ticket to get jobs and it may even be a stumbling block at times.

Deputy Education Minister Senator Chong Sin Woon said some graduates had to use their SPM qualifications to apply for jobs after their degrees literally led them nowhere.

“This is very sad but a reality,” he said.

He added that they do not even dare to reveal that they were degree holders for fear of being deemed “over qualified”, which could reduce their chances of being taken in by prospective employers.

In a interview with The Star yesterday, Chong said there were various factors for graduates failing to get jobs.

Apart from an increasingly competitive job market and a slowing economy, he said other reasons included a mismatch between the supply of the types of graduates and the availability of jobs relevant to their qualifications.

“The trend is to go for prestige-sounding courses like engineering, law and accountancy besides medicine and pharmacy for instance.

“Most parents and their children are either ignorant of the problems of mismatch later or they just follow the trend.

“Some of the graduates also find out later that they just do not make the cut for their chosen field,” he said, with many opting to do all sorts of sales jobs to survive.

While many, if not all parents, want their children to have a university degree, Chong advised them to be pragmatic in their choices.

He pointed out that some people were more suited to be a skilled worker and thus vocational or technical training was suitable for them.

“But sad to say, not many people in Malaysia turn to vocational or technical training.

“They do not see such courses as a choice but a last resort,” he said, advising Malaysians to review their perception on this.

In fact, Chong said vocational and technical training was already very popular in advanced countries, comprising 70 per cent of students in Germany and 60 per cent of students in Taiwan.

“Those with training in a field they have interest in can go far in their career. Opting for a course just because it was trendy could spell the beginning of many disappointments,” he said.

– See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/degree-no-longer-ticket-jobs-says-malaysias-deputy-education-minister#sthash.7nqbS7YP.dpuf

Vocational training option for students after PMR

KAJANG: Secondary school students in selected institutions can sign up for the National Dual Training System (SLDN) after their Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).“The enrolment of students in the programme is expected to reach 15,000 by next year,” said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassinat SM Vokasional Kajang yesterday.Previously, secondary school students who were interested in vocational training would have to wait until after their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).Muhyiddin added that the programme comprised a 70% practical component with host companies and 30% training at the educational institutions.

Currently, it is only available at three vocational institutions located here, in Sungai Buloh and Batu Pahat.

The programme will be extended to all 79 vocational colleges in stages by next year.

The SLDN, which is a collaborative programme with the Human Resources Ministry, will see courses offered in up to 53 fields.

“I believe SLDN will become a preferred choice in the future, with more multinational companies and industries taking part,” said Muhyiddin after the launch of the programme and the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Human Resources Ministry.

Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the initiative was in line with the 10th Malaysia Plan and was crucial if the country were to produce highly-skilled workers.

Source: The Star Online: 3rd October 2012