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Improve communication skills, graduates told



Prof Muhammad Sukri (right) receiving a token of appreciation from a representative of Universitas Muhammadiyah Palu, Indonesia, at the conference.

Prof Muhammad Sukri (right) receiving a token of appreciation from a representative of Universitas Muhammadiyah Palu, Indonesia, at the conference.

JOHOR BARU: Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates are urged to enhance their communication skills in order for them to excel in the industry.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities dean, Prof Dr Muhammad Sukri Saud, said one of the main factors for Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) to run smoothly was overcoming the language barrier.

“Malaysia has no issues in providing qualified skilled workers because we have been slowly moving toward IR4.0 for the past few years but our main concern now is more on communication matters.

“We do not want our graduates to only know about machinery and systems here but also venture abroad to gain valuable experience,” he said.

He said local TVET graduates were now the number one resource that investors look for before expanding their businesses locally.

“Our students employability rate is high, with many offered jobs right after graduating.

“One of the things that UTM does is send students for language classes to enable them to better convey or gain knowledge in the industry,” he said after officiating the 3rd TVET International Conference here.

Prof Muhammad Sukri said the conference was an important platform to share data on studies and research on TVET with industries and learning institutions.

“Previously, all findings and research can only be accessed and understood by the researchers and academicians but now we want to change this.

“We want not only the public but all relevant parties involved in TVET to know about the latest findings in the industry so that they can benefit from it as well as implement it in the industry,” he said.

The conference was jointly organised by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, TVET Malaysia Association, BINUS University, Indonesia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Palu, Indonesia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia and Rajamangala Technology University Thanyaburi, Thailand.

Source: www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news

Education Ministry welcomes private sector’s involvement in producing skilled workforce

Education Minister Maszlee Malik speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Higher Education in Putrajaya June 7, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
Education Minister Maszlee Malik speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Higher Education in Putrajaya June 7, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

ALOR SETAR, Oct 28 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is now more open to listen to the demand and needs from the industry players to improve the quality of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system.

Ministry’s technical and vocational education division principal assistant director Suraimi Rithwan said such move would enable the TVET education system to be strengthened as well as to increase the level of employment of technical and vocational students.

“We have been collaborating with 750 industry partners since 2015 and as a result, more than 90 per cent of TVET students, such as from the vocational colleges gained employment with the salary range between RM2,000 and RM15,000 per month.

“This is the result of our partnership with the industry players where we know what kind of skills that they need and our involvement with the private sector will be expanded from time to time,” he told Bernama today.

He said this after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Alor Setar Vocational College and seven electronic and mechanical engineering companies.

In the same event, the Alor Setar Vocational College also signed Note of Understanding (MoU) with the Insitut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara (IKTBN) Bukit Mertajam and Insitut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) Jitra.

Among the efforts to be implemented under the collaborations include to upgrade the workshops or manufacturing laboratories and to equip the college with high-tech equipment as well as to carry out industrial training.

Source: Bernama