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Aide: HR Ministry may work with foreign vocational schools

The Human Resources Ministry may collaborate with foreign institutes of higher learning on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Cheong Chee Khin, political secretary to the human resources minister, said today. — Picture by Farhan Najib
The Human Resources Ministry may collaborate with foreign institutes of higher learning on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Cheong Chee Khin, political secretary to the human resources minister, said today. — Picture by Farhan Najib

IPOH, July 26 — The Human Resources Ministry is considering collaborating with foreign institutes of higher learning on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), said an aide to the minister.

Cheong Chee Khin, political secretary to Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran, said this would help attract more people to opt for vocational training

“TVET education has been given less attention in Malaysia than mainstream academic education. Countries like Germany and Singapore start TVET as early as lower secondary school so eventually they can converge into tertiary education,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters here today at the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) during which he called for more people to sign up for the institute’s courses.

“There will be daily interviews from now until July 31 to get qualified students to sign up for the courses,” he said.

Ipoh ILP director Jamil Yahya, who was also present, said the courses are open to those between 18 and 35 years of age.

“If you are recently retrenched, take the opportunity to re-skill yourself,” he said.

To qualify for consideration, Jamil said applicants need only to have passed Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, History and one additional SPM-level subject.

“On top of that, we will pay a RM100 monthly allowance to successful applicants,” he said, adding that food and lodging are provided for successful students.

“Other than the RM750 for the uniform, students need not pay a single cent to study,” he said, adding that students who are unable to pay for the uniform upon registration are allowed to pay by instalments.

He said there are two intakes annually: January and July.

“There are eight courses to choose from,” he said, adding that all the institute’s graduates are gainfully employed.

“We provide training that is compatible for the industry,” he said.

For details, visit www.ilpipoh.gov.my

Source: MalayMail.com

Technical, vocational education to be main pathway for post-SPM students, says minister

oHigher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh says there will be more vacancies for technical and vocational roles in the next 10 years. – The Malaysian Insider pic, August 25, 2015.oHigher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh says there will be more vacancies for technical and vocational roles in the next 10 years. – The Malaysian Insider pic, August 25, 2015.Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes will become the premier education pathway for students after obtaining their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) by 2025.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said this was because the ministry had forecasted that TVET programmes would grow by 8% by 2025 compared to only 3% for the academic field.

“TVET will become the premier route for SPM school leavers because the salary offered in the market would be more lucrative with a minimum of RM2,500 a month after graduation.

“Parents do not have to worry about the future of children if they fail to enter a university because they can choose to undergo TVET programmes at community and vocational colleges to ensure a brighter future (for them),” he said when opening the Internship Programme Convocation ceremony at the MMC Gamuda Community College in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Idris said that according to a study there were some 30 million unemployed people recorded worldwide but there were 50 million job vacancies to be filled.

“The job vacancies mostly involve skilled labour and a lot of companies, such as those in the construction and engineering field in the country, are in need of such expertise.

“With the emergence of more TVET graduates, it is expected to fill the job vacancies on offer by most of the companies in the country,” he said. – Bernama, August 25, 2015.

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/technical-vocational-to-be-main-pathway-for-post-spm-students

 

Varsity CGPA to consist of academic, co-curricular activities

A picture of Malaysia’s oldest university, Universiti Malaya. The Education Ministry will now include students’ involvement in co-curricular activities into their cumulative grade point average, or CGPA. – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 14, 2015.A picture of Malaysia’s oldest university, Universiti Malaya.

The Education Ministry will now include students’ involvement in co-curricular activities into their cumulative grade point average, or CGPA. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of students at institutions of higher learning (IPT) will no longer be based solely on academic achievement as it will include their involvement in co-curricular activities as well.

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said this would be implemented under the 2015-2025 Malaysian Education Blueprint – Higher Education (PPPM-PT) which would see the ministry’s intention to implement the integrated CGPA.

Through the initiative, CGPA will no longer be based on academic achievement alone and it will take into consideration, involvement in co-curricular, community and voluntary, skill and leadership activities.

“Presently, students who obtain all As in academic performance will obtain a CGPA of 4 or four flat but under the integrated CGPA, the student needs to be excellent on the overall to obtain four flat,” he told reporters after a briefing on PPPM-PT recently.He said the new CGPA would be implemented in the first shift of the PPPM-PT to produce enterprising, holistic and balanced graduates.

Discussions on the matter, he said, were being carried out at public universities and it might take some time before the new CGPA was implemented.

A PPPM-PT briefing for senior editors of the electronic and print media was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also education minister.

The briefing was held in view of its launch scheduled on April 7, by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Idris said the new plan would also continue to empower technical, vocational, education and training (TVET) as a premier choice.

He said the initiative on TVET programme was to provide diversity in education through vocational colleges, polytechnics and community colleges, as well as the four technical universities in the country.

“The objective of making TVET as a choice began during the launch of the transformation of vocational education in 2012, and it will continue to be enhanced as the community starts to accept TVET.

“TVET is seen as viable alternative to produce good graduates with certificate or diploma qualifications and obtain high-paying jobs,” he said.

He said TVET and co-curricular activities based on industry needs would make programme graduates more sought after by the industries.

PPPM-PT is a continuation of the School Sector PPPM and the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN).

The new plan encompasses 10 shifts on enterprising, holistic, balanced graduates, higher education talent excellence, lifelong learning community and quality TVET graduates.

The six other shifts are financial sustainability, empowering governance, enhancement of ecosystem innovation, renowned system at global level; global online learning and delivery of higher education for transformation.

The plan has been translated into 100 initiatives in three waves, namely the first wave for 2013-2015, second wave from 2016 to 2020 and the third wave from 2021 to 2025. – Bernama, March 14, 2015