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Govt committed to having quality graduates with vocational education module

– Bernama

PETALING JAYA: The Youth and Sports Ministry is committed to create a new generation of quality graduates with its National Youth Skills Institute’s (IKBN) Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) module.

Its Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pic) said the blueprint, dubbed IR4.0 TVET-IKBN, would be adapted for IKBN undergraduates based on the Teaching Factory module from Germany.

He was commenting on media reports quoting Bank Negara’s 2018 annual report, which found that monthly salaries for diploma or degree holders had dipped since 2010. The study also found that fewer people were being hired for high-skilled jobs.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (March 28), Syed Saddiq outlined the scenario he hoped would materialise with the IR4.0 TVET-IKBN blueprint in place.

“Imagine, 94% of the IKBN graduates being offered job opportunities after graduating.

“Upskilling and reskilling are the recipe for graduates today. Through the TVET programme, graduates will be matched with Industry 4.0 needs,” he said.

Noting that there are 22 TVET institutes nationwide, Syed Saddiq said that the ministry would get more industries involved with TVET programmes.

“The ministry has managed to sign 41 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Federal level and 192 MOUs at Youth and Sports Skills Training Institute (ILKBS) level, which is part of the TVET module,” he said, adding that Petronas, Gamuda Berhad and Proton are among those involved.

Syed Saddiq also wrote that the ministry, through TVET, had carried out a ‘bootcamp’ programme for the graduates, where 465 job offers from over 15 companies were provided to these graduates.

“The issue is close to my heart, and the ministry is committed to creating quality graduates,” he added.

He also called on the various industry players to collaborate and help the youth be part of the high-impact industry.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my

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More choices for SPM holders at fair




(From second left) Wong and Dr Ramasamy holding up a banner on the upcoming Education Fair 2019 with  representatives from participating organisations at the press conference in Komtar.
(From second left) Wong and Dr Ramasamy holding up a banner on the upcoming Education Fair 2019 with representatives from participating organisations at the press conference in Komtar.

SPM certificate holders will find plenty of courses and career options at the Education Fair 2019 at Mydin Mall in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, on Saturday and Sunday.

The fair will feature 32 colleges, universities, technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in over 50 booths from 11am to 6pm.

SME Association of Seberang Prai president Francis Wong said the timing would be just right for SPM holders to look for suitable courses and career options.

“This is perfect time for students to explore their options in further studies.

“The location is also strategic as there are plenty of car parking lots. It is convenient for the public,” he said during a press conference at Komtar recently.

Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy said the fair organised by the state government is aimed at helping school leavers and SPM candidates in deciding on the most suitable study course to pursue after completing secondary education.

“It is also the first time we are introducing TVET in this expo held for the third time since 2017.

“Students and parents may see TVET as ‘inferior education’ but TVET actually has a wide scope in the market and is packed with potential,” he added.

For more details, visit www. penexpo.com.my

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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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