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TVET to have coordinating body

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (3rd-right) presents a certificate to Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran (centre) and others who are part of the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinating Body in Putrajaya. – NSTP

PUTRAJAYA: A National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinating Body will be established to combine various sectors into a single system.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the body will be established to make sure that TVET, in the future, will be seen as a single entity.

“This is in line with the government’s hopes to make TVET a mainstream choice, instead of an alternative,” he said at the launch of the National TVET Campaign, here, today.

Also present at the event was Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.

Maszlee said the establishment of the body and its objectives will be announced later.

He said the establishment of the body was among five cores of TVET revolution which will help create a skilled workforce by 2030.

“We will be focusing on a financial model to make sure funds are sufficient for TVET, the Shared Ownership Model, strengthening TVET Certification and a National Singular TVET Brand,” he said.

He said the five cores were the way forward and they will provide solutions to all issues pertaining to TVET.

“Among the issues are accreditation, lack of facilities and the TVET system. We are confident that all these problems can be addressed.”

Maszlee said that in order for TVET to be further empowered, a change of mindset was needed.

“We have to involve more industries to strengthen dual-training programmes. We need to shift from industry participation to industry partnership before it can eventually become an industry-led TVET,” he said.

On Aug 14, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Empowerment Cabinet Committee (JKKPTVET) was set up as the government’s commitment to strengthen coordination and cooperation between ministries and stakeholders in the TVET system.

JKKPTVET comprised eight ministers, namely human resources, youth and sports, works, rural development, entrepreneur development, agriculture and agro-based industry, domestic trade and consumer affairs and education.

Present were JKKPTVET technical chairman Tan Sri Soh Thian Lai and Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran. Soh said based on surveys, the main issues and challenges for TVET education included community perception, where people saw it as having limited job opportunities.

“TVET providers also operate in silos, resulting in overlapping courses and creating confusion for students and employers.”

“It is the government’s policy to raise the level of skilled workforce to 35 per cent by 2020. To do so, we need to increase TVET student enrolment to 225,000 by 2020.”

The committee has held six townhalls, five workshops and numerous engagements to strategise the way forward for TVET.

“Based on a series of townhalls, engagements and sessions to support the TVET Empowerment Plan, 20 strategies and 15 recommendations have been proposed based on five pillars, namely governance, funding, industry, quality and branding,”

He also said some industry-led TVET collaborations remain as models for cooperation between the ministry and industry.

They are the FMMMidaMOE Apprentice programme, PSDC-Penang Free Trade Zone Industries, Langkawi Tourism Academy and Malaysian Association of Hotels collaboration and Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce German Dual Vocational Training Programme.

Maszlee said he hoped that TVET institutions would work together with universities and innovation agencies to introduce new technology to re-map the institutions according to industry demand.

The National TVET campaign, which runs until November, will include the search of TVET Valued Industry Partners (VIP) and TVET Influencers. There will also be a competition for the national TVET logo and slogan.

The ministry has set seven strategies to achieve these goals.

“The first strategy is to change from ‘train and place’ to ‘place and train’ educational concept; while the second one is to introduce a co-ownership model between the government and industries for equipment technologies, expertise and innovation.

“The third strategy is to establish an industry-based centre of excellence (CoE), while the fourth strategy is about introducing the TVET Valued Industry Partners (TVET VIP) to encourage industries to empower TVET.”

The remaining three strategies involve mobilising flat mobility of expertise to ensure coordination between industries and TVET institutes; creating employment oppurtunities and a level wage to make sure TVET graduates are paid well with good career prospects; and to set up Industry-led Competency Certification Bodies.

Source: www.nst.com.my

For Malay version, you may read here

Comment: Hopefully, TVET Coordinating Body would finally be able to streamline everything into a single system. Else, it will just be another futile effort. Sad to say, Malaysia has many great blueprints & policies, but when it comes to implementation, really sucks. That’s why countries like South Korea that used to be on par with us during the 70’s are now much more advanced that us and countries that used to be behind us like Vietnam is fast catching up & gonna overtake us soon if we don’t buck up!

Vital to get info on TVET to B40 group

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s promise that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) will be prioritised to reskill the workforce. (NSTP/AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR)

By RONALD BENJAMIN – September 19, 2019 @ 11:14pm

The Association for Community and Dialogue welcomes Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s promise that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) will be prioritised to reskill the workforce.

Dr Mahathir said the poor were too poor compared with the rich and there was a need to increase their income, but not just by increasing their salaries.

The abilities and skills of our workers needs to be improved to become more productive. TVET will lead us to this goal.

The Human Resources and Education Ministries have a major role to play in information dissemination, especially to the Bottom 40 per cent (B40) group.

For our workforce to reskill and upskill themselves, a strategy to disseminate information to youth and workers is vital.

The International Labour Organisation’s Human Resources Development Convention says there is a need for continuous dissemination of employment information to ensure that information and guidance are available to children, young persons and adults, including programmes for disabled people.

This information and guidance shall cover the choice of an occupation, vocational training and related educational opportunities, employment situation and employment prospects, promotion prospects, conditions of work, safety and hygiene at work, and other aspects of working life.

The information and guidance shall be supplemented by information on collective agreements and of the rights and obligations of all concerned under labour law.

The convention builds awareness about rights of workers to human development, in relation to vocational training as well as rights under the labour law.

In Malaysia, it is vital that information on human resources development policies, skills training, labour and industrial laws are disseminated to the B40 group to encourage them to attend TVET education and learn about the importance of being aware of laws governing employment.

Parliamentarians, assemblymen and local councillors should disseminate information to the B40 group.

The government should reach out to opposition parliamentarians in this effort.

Secretary, Association for Community and Dialogue

Source: www.nst.com.my/opinion

Comment: It’s not just the awareness, there are also other critical factors that’s affecting the uptake of TVET courses among the students. What the public is not aware is that there are many students, especially B40 group, could not pursue TVET education due to lack of financing from PTPK (this affects many private providers and directly affects the livelihood of the TVET lecturers, who are mainly in the B40 group as well.
Though public TVET institutions provide courses Free or at minimal fees, there are
other challenges as well.

TVET Pendidikan utama masa hadapan

TVET Pendidikan utama masa hadapan

PUTRAJAYA – Kementerian Pendidikan mahu bidang Pendidikan dan Latihan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET) dijadikan pilihan utama dan bukan lagi sebagai cabang alternatif. Menteri Pendidikan, Dr Maszlee Malik, berkata, beliau juga mahu TVET dilihat sebagai suatu entiti tunggal yang besar dan seragam, tidak terpecah-pecah dan sekali gus berkongsi suatu sistem kuat serta menyeluruh.

“Semua tindakan telah kita lakukan khususnya, menubuhkan Badan Penyelaras TVET Negara yang sekali gus menyatukan TVET di bawah satu bumbung dan sistem tunggal yang lebih berdaya saing.

“Secara ringkasnya, reformasi TVET akan berpaksikan lima tonggak utama, iaitu menubuhkan Badan Penyelaras TVET Negara, memberi tumpuan kepada kecukupan modal pembiayaan, membangunkan modal pemilikan bersama.

“Ini termasuk juga memperkasakan persijilan TVET (Industri) dan menjenamakan TVET dengan nama baharu TVET Kebangsaan Tunggal,” katanya.

Belia berkata demikian dalam ucapannya sempena Sesi Dialog Kementerian Bersama Industri untuk Memperkasakan TVET.

Turut hadir pada sesi dialog itu, Menteri Sumber Manusia, M Kulasegaran; Presiden Persekutuan Majikan-majikan Malaysia (MEF), Tan Sri Azman Shah Haron dan Pengerusi Teknikal Jawatankuasa Kabinet Pemerkasaan TVET, Tan Sri Datuk Soh Thian Lai.

Turut terlibat 40 wakil organisasi dalam kalangan persatuan perdagangan dan industri, perniagaan dan pembekal perkhidmatan TVET.

Kata Maszlee, Rancangan Malaysia ke-11 (RMK11) secara spesifik telah menyatakan bahawa TVET adalah pemacu perubahan di mana kerajaan mensasarkan 35 peratus pekerja mahir dapat dihasilkan menjelang 2020.

“Kemahiran profesional ini haris diangkat sebagai pendidikan dan kerjaya pilihan utama.

“Usaha kerajaan untuk merealisasikan aspirasi tersebut melibatkan sistem akreditasi yang diharmonikan dengan jaminan kualiti bagi membolehkan mobiliti pelajar antara institusi TVET merentas kementerian,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, setiap institusi pendidikan dan latihan TVET perlu bekerjasama dengan universiti serta agensi inovasi untuk memperkenalkan teknologi baharu yang boleh dimanfaatkan industri.

“Usaha ini secara tidak langsung dapat meningkatkan permintaan industri terhadap graduan TVET. Selain sejajarkan hala tuju institusi TVET dengan keperluan industri, terutamanya dalam menuju Revolusi Industri 4.0,”katanya.

Sementara itu, mengulas mengenai majlis yang dianjurkan, Maszlee berkata, Jawatankuasa Kabinet Pemerkasaan TVET melancarkan Kempen TVET Kebangsaan yang membabitkan pelancaran logo dan slogan, pencarian TVET Influencer dan Anugerah TVET Valued Industry Partners (VIP).

Kempen ini berlangsung sehingga bulan November ini adalah salah satu strategi utama bagi memperkasakan TVET di Malaysia,” katanya.

Lahirkan tenaga kerja mahir

Sementara itu, Pengerusi Teknikal JKKPTVET, Tan Sri Soh Thian Lai berkata, dialog industri itu bertujuan mewujudkan kesedaran dan kesediaan kepada pihak industri menjadi rakan kongsi dalam menghasilkan cabaran masa depan, kerjaya, dan memenuhi kehendak negara.

Beliau berkata, reformasi TVET menerima lima tonggak yang akan diwujudkan di bawah komuniti teknikal, iaitu pentadbiran, kualiti, industri, kewangan dan pengurusan.

“Lepasan TVET juga akan dipertingkatkan dengan teknologi dan kemahiran terkini bagi meningkatkan produktiviti, seterusnya mengurangkan kebergantungan kepada pekerja asing,” katanya ketika berucap di Sesi Dialog, Memperkasa TVET, Kementerian bersama Industri.

Tambah beliau, kementerian juga akan memberikan kira-kira 70 peratus tempoh latihan dalam sektor industri dan perkilangan kepada pelatih.

“Setelah tamat latihan, pelatih berpeluang memperoleh gaji yang lebih tinggi kerana telahpun didedahkan dengan budaya kerja dan mempunyai pengalaman,” katanya.

Tujuh strategi untuk Pembangunan Aliran TVET Negara

  1. Mengubah konsep pendidikan tradisional daripada train and place kepada place and train.
  2. Perkenalkan Co-Ownership Model antara kerajaan dan industri untuk peralatan, teknologi, kepakaran dan inovasi.
  3. Excellence (CoE) agar wujud Wujudkan Industry-Based Centre of penyelarasan antara semua institusi TVET untuk mengoptimumkan sumber dan dana kerajaan.
  4. Perkenalkan TVET Valued Industry Partners (TVET VIP) untuk menggalakkan industri menrajui sistem TVET.
  5. Flat mobility of expertise iaitu untuk memastikan wujudnya penyelarasan antara industri dan pusat pendidikan TVET.
  6. Employment Opportunities and Wage Level untuk memastikan graduan TVET mendapat gaji lumayan, serta memperoleh laluan kerjaya yang jelas dan terjamin.
  7. Industry Led Competency Certification Bodies (Model German Dual Vocational Training). Pengikhtirafan ini akan diterajui oleh industri untuk mengelakkan pertindihan

Sumber: https://www.gpsbestari.com

Highlight of SINO-Malaysia TVET Summit Conference

The Manpower Department under MOHR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) during the 2019 China-ASEAN Vocational Education Exhibition and Forum.

The MoU will be a concrete platform for both countries to share knowledge and expertise through the exchange programmes. Considering China’s rapid advancement particularly in IR4.0 technologies, Malaysia hope to learn and tap on China’s technologies; especially in areas which China has distinct advantages.

Minister of Human Resources M Kula Segaran who was present explained that one major challenge was meeting the requirement of new technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), as well as embedding the TVET curriculum with soft skills relevant to IR4.0. The Ministry aspires to train the future skilled workforce that are competent in technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4).

Some of the key technologies that are frequently associated with IR4 are Artificial Intelligence (A.I), robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and additive manufacturing or 3D printing. Considering China’s rapid advancement particularly in IR4 technologies, it makes sense for Malaysia to learn from China in some of the areas that China has a distinct advantage.

Underlining the importance of International collaboration, the Minister also said ASEAN and China could work together to uplift the standard and quality of TVET education through the sharing of best practices, expertise, knowledge and joint research.

Even within ASEAN, we should come up with a common standard as a regional benchmark to harmonise TVET education.

He said MoHR puts a strong emphasis on the importance of international cooperation in TVET either at bilateral or multilateral levels. We recognize the importance of having China as a strategic partner in TVET.

The ministry also values the engagement and support of all the key stakeholders for making TVET a success story that will yield great benefits for Malaysia and any international collaborators.

Prepared by:
Ministry of Human Resources
25 September 2019

Comment: It’s not only the Germans or Americans that we learn IR4.0 from, advanced Asian countries like Japan & China are equally strong in these areas. It’s good that our country is open to collaborate with any countries that are more advanced than us in these areas.

Wonder what’s the status of YB Kulasegaran’s visit to Japan in July 2019 about having Malaysian TVET/blue collar job workers’ prospect of working in Japan’s construction, farming, nursing care etc sectors.
Perhaps our Malaysian workers may gain some valueable technological or cultural values that can later be imparted to our locals once they are back in Malaysia.

Dr M: TVET to be prioritised to enhance people’s income

Watch the video at Astro Awani‘s FB Page on Shared Prosperity Vision

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the move was important to “upskill” the people to be more capable and efficient, and be able to do more “sophisticated work”. – NSTP/MOHD FADLI HAMZAH

PUTRAJAYA: The government will place priority on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), in efforts to increase the people’s income, under the Shared Prosperity Vision.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the move was important to “upskill” the people to be more capable and efficient, and be able to do more “sophisticated work”.

“The income gap between the rich and poor is too wide so we need to increase the people’s income.

“But we don’t want to do this by just increasing wages but (we want) to improve their capacity so that they are more productive, and give them training so that they are more capable and efficient.

“For example, we are already in the aerospace industry, and even some parts of airplane engines assembly are being done in Malaysia.” he said this after chairing a special cabinet meeting on the Shared Prosperity Vision here, yesterday.

Dr Mahathir said the cabinet has agreed that TVET played an important role in improving the skills of workers and that training must be made a priority.

“Our (2020) Budget would prioritise such areas. If there is not enough money for all, we would have to lessen the budget for other areas with lesser priority,” he added.

Dr Mahathir said the government would also give focus to poorer states, reducing wealth disparities from richer states.

He listed Kelantan, Perlis and Kedah as among the three poorest states in Malaysia.

“Another gap is between the urban and rural areas, where those living in urban areas are richer than those staying in the rural areas.

“So a programme must be created to increase the income of those living in the rural areas,” Dr Mahathir added.

In explaining further, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the government would apply the spirit of shared prosperity in the 2020 Budget, and prioritise sectors such as TVET and skills training.

“This will be given consideration by the Finance Ministry to be refined in the 2020 Budget.”

The Shared Prosperity Vision was announced by Dr Mahathir at the tabling of the mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan in October 2018 in Parliament.

Its framework was also explained by the prime minister in his May 9 speech earlier this year in conjunction with Pakatan Harapan’s one year in government.

The Shared Prosperity Vision will encompass the 12th and 13th Malaysia Plans, spanning 10 years from 2021 to 2031.

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

Comment: Not sure how the government is going to prioritise the TVET sector. As Tun M mentioned that if budget is insufficient for all, then it has to be channeled to the priority sectors. So I would assume that more funds are to be allocated to the sector, such as more funds to PTPK to loan students, especially from the B40, which are mainly from rural areas & also the urban poor. Hopefully this would then enhance this group’s earning capability and reduce the income gap.

For the benefit/knowledge of those outside TVET industry, insufficient PTPK loan in the past 1-2 years has caused many students (esp B40 group) that is interested to pursue
TVET courses unable to continue their studies at private & government TVET institutions.

This has an economic & social impact:

1. Economic
Effect on TVET institutions – With the limited quota provided to TVET institutions, especially the private ones, many has folded up or
ready for sale as they couldn’t sustain the business due to over-reliance on loan to recruit students.

Effect on TVET trainers & supporting staffs – These trainers who have SKM in their field and
Vocational Training Operation (especially those that do not have industry experience but fresh from TVET institutions like CIAST) would probably be now jobless or work in non-related field that pays them nothing more than a SPM school leaver’s qualification.

Effect on students – As the students who may not even have SPM or poor SPM results, they have no where to upgrade themselves or learn a skills to uplift their economic livelihood.

2. Social
Since the students are not able to further their studies, they may have high probability of being unemployed or worse still, involved in petty crimes, become Mat Rempit, drug addicts, gangsterism and other illegal activities.

Sarawakians looking down on TVET, laments Sarawak minister

TVET training and qualifications are looked down upon by many Sarawak parents as being inferior to academic qualifications. (Bernama pic)

KUCHING: Sarawakians do not have high regard for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualifications, a state minister said today.

State Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Michael Manyin said TVET training and qualifications were looked down upon by parents as being inferior to academic qualifications.

School leavers also did not place much value on TVET training, he said during the closing ceremony of Worldskill Malaysia Sarawak 2019.

“Every year, Sarawak has between 35,000 and 38,000 school leavers with SPM qualifications and of these only about 20,000 to 25,000 further their studies in tertiary institutions or do skills training in TVET institutions.

Michael Manyin.

“Between 10,000 and 15,000 of these SPM school leavers do not undertake any further studies or training and enter directly into the job market often doing jobs that pay low wages and have little prospect for advancement,” he said.

Manyin said even though there was a huge demand for skilled workers and there were institutions offering courses in these trades, most of them were either under enrolled or had no takers.

Therefore, he said, it was the state education, science and technological research ministry’s main agenda to promote TVET and skills training as an equally attractive career development pathway.

Among the initiatives taken were through the Sarawak career and training fair, TVET symposium and TVET camps.

Another key programme by his ministry to raise the status of TVET was through the Worldskill Malaysia Sarawak competition, which is organised once in two years, he said.

The Worldskill Malaysia Sarawak was held to recognise and acknowledge the skills and competencies of Sarawak’s youths and to raise awareness about the value of vocational education and training as well as careers for those with skills training.

Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com

Well, not only Sarawakians look down on TVET, it’s the society in general, not limited to Malaysia but other developing countries as well.
Not easy to change the social stigma of the public as it’s been drilled in most parents mind that TVET is only for dropouts & those who are academically poor. And perhaps some jobs are deemed to be 3D (dangerous, dirty & difficult) (eg motor mechanics, underwater welding, electrician, construction worker etc).

But with so many academic graduates coming out jobless & statistics showing that
TVET graduates are highly employable (>90%), don’t you think that you as either parents or students should give TVET courses & jobs a second look or maybe even the 1st choice, if your interest is, in baking, sewing, woodworking, repairing cars etc?

And now TVET graduates are given the opportunity to even
further study to university level with the offering of Bachelor of Technology programs by members of Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) or management related degrees to enable TVET/skill graduates to graduate into management level. Don’t you agree that if you have hard (technical) & soft (management, communication, entrepreneurship) skills, you would be even better that those academic graduates who are mainly only good in non-technical skills?

Feel free to give your input 😀

‘New collar’ workers needed to support growing demand


MALAYSIA needs “new collar” employees or individuals with technical, vocational and soft skills to fulfil industry demands, said Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran (picture). He said such jobs are imperative to the country in order to achieve its goal as a high-income nation by 2020.

“These skills do not require tertiary education, but the technical and vocational education and training (TVET),” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said the need for new collar jobs came after the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) concluded its eighth meeting this year.

TVET is one of the key components in the 10th Malaysia Plan. It is the primary force of the government’s aspiration to raise the percentage of skilled workers in the country to 35% in 2020 from the current 28%.

However, it was highlighted last month that while 92% of TVET graduates are able to obtain employment after graduation, about 70% of them earn less than RM1,500 per month.

Since its first meeting in January this year, NLAC has deliberated on various important issues pertaining to labour and human resources. These include the proposed amendments to labour laws, the national human resources policy framework and the code of conduct for industrial harmony.

NLAC has also established technical committees on labour laws reform and other issues such as future of work.

“I am pleased to note that our efforts in the technical committees have been fruitful. For example, the good work of the technical committee paved the way for the Parliament to pass the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Bill 2019 recently,” said Kulasegaran.

Meanwhile, the Human Resources Ministry has taken note of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress’ (MTUC) request for details of the Integrated Foreign Workers Management Systems’ enhanced system to be tabled in the NLAC meeting for collective deliberation.

The MTUC also welcomed the ministry’s proposal to incorporate the Code of Conduct of Industrial Harmony into the regulations of the Industrial Relations Act 1967, said Kulasegaran.

Earlier in the meeting, the NLAC was briefed about the study tour to Australia’s Fair Work Commission, Fair Work Ombudsman and the Federal Court in Melbourne, Australia, on employment and industrial relations issues. The ninth NLAC meeting is expected to be held on Sept 27.

The ministry, in collaboration with the Finance Ministry, will hold a Budget 2020 focus group meeting on enhancing employee welfare and employment opportunities next week.

NLAC members representing employers and employees have been invited to attend the focus group meeting for their input and feedback on the subject matter.

Source: https://themalaysianreserve.com

Daikin lahir 3,000 juruteknik

SUNGAI BULOH: Daikin Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Daikin Malaysia) menyasarkan untuk melatih seramai 3,000 juruteknik melalui pelaksanaan program pembangunan sumber manusianya iaitu Air-Conditioner Certified Technician (ACCT) menjelang 2020.

Program yang dijalinkan melalui kerjasama Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (JTM) itu bertujuan bagi meningkatkan kemahiran dan kecekapan juruteknik dalam industri penyejukbekuan dan penyaman udara.

Ketua Pegawai Operasi Daikin Malaysia, Ooi Cheng Suan berkata, pelaburan terhadap sumber manusia adalah penting bagi syarikat di samping pelaburan terhadap kemudahan dan fasiliti tempat latihan.

Menurutnya, Daikin Malaysia mengamalkan falsafah Pengurusan Individu Berpusat (PCM) iaitu satu prinsip kepimpinan yang mempercayai kumulatif pembangunan setiap individu dalam sesebuah syarikat adalah asas kepada pembangunan bagi syarikat terbabit.

“Kami percaya usaha untuk memperkenalkan program ini adalah wajar bagi menaik taraf kualiti servis dalam industri terutama untuk pengguna jenama Daikin,” katanya pada majlis menandatangani memorandum perjanjian (MoA) dengan JTM di sini, semalam.

Hadir sama adalah Menteri Sumber Manusia, M Kulasegaran, Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Datuk Muhd Khair Razman Mohamed Anuar, Ketua Pengarah JTM, Sutekno Ahmad Belon dan Ketua Eksekutif Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Bhd (PSMB), Elanjelian Venugopal.

Selain MoA, Daikin Malaysia turut menandatangani memorandum persefahaman dengan JTM dan Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Bhd (PSMB) bagi menyediakan yuran penyertaan program yang berjumlah hanya RM190 berbanding RM900 jumlah yuran asal berikutan pemberian subsidi yang diberikan kepada bakal pelatih.

Program yang menyediakan kursus pemasangan penyaman udara secara teori dan praktikal itu akan diadakan selama tiga hari membabitkan dua hari teori dan sehari (ujian) di Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) dan Pusat Latihan Teknologi Tinggi (ADTEC) seluruh negara.

Sumber: www.hmetro.com.my

Komen: Kerjasama industri & pusat latihan awam sebegini memang patut dipuji, digalakkan & dijadikan contoh kepada industri/syarikat swasta yang lain. Dalam penyediaan Rancangan Malaysia ke-12 (RMK 12), kumpulan fokus TVET juga berpendapat latihan praktikal/industri yang diterajui oleh industri atau bertempat di kilang/premis industri adalah amat penting dan lebih berhasil berbanding dengan latihan sekadar di institusi latihan sahaja.

Degree programme for TVET diploma holders

(From left) Siemens German senior director of foreign sales automation factory Sascha Maenni and Siemens senior vice president and head of digital industries Adam Yee at the Letter of Intent signing ceremony with UniMAP deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) Professor Dr Rezuwan Kamaruddin (second from right) and UniMAP dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology Associate Professor Dr Abu Hassan Abdullah (right).By MURNATI ABU KARIM – August 7, 2019 @ 9:57am

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) diploma holders can now pursue their studies in a new bachelor’s degree programme at four universities under the Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN).

The Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Degree in Industrial Electronic Automation was introduced at the Letter of Intent (LoI) signing ceremony between Siemens Malaysia and MTUN — Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) recently.

The LoI is a precursor to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will be signed later in October.

UniMAP deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) Professor Dr Rezuwan Kamaruddin said that the degree programme will provide a path for TVET diploma holders to gain higher academic recognition.

“This is also a platform to produce a highly competent workforce and enhance the students’ skill sets in the future,” he said.ADVERTISING

Siemens Malaysia senior vice president and head of digital industries Adam Yee said that the new degree aims to produce fresh graduates specialised in the roles of system integration.

“It is a truly one-of-a-kind industry-academia collaboration in which the graduates will not only receive their Honours degree certificates but also a professional training qualification from Siemens, which will greatly aid in employment opportunities and careers within different organisations and the industry.

“We will ensure that the resources and training provided are fully sufficient and sustainable so that the universities can do their best in the course delivery,” he said.

According to Yee, in order for the industry to support education, the cooperation with partners in the education sector is highly essential.

“The road to Industry 4.0 is only possible with digitalisation and for that, this requires quality education that is industry-adaptive and skilled human resource.

“In fact, this Bachelor’s degree course is an extension of yet another initiative from our original SITRAIN – Digital Industry Academy programme, which was first launched in 2012 when we realise the need to customise training in order to address existing skills gap between the system integrator and end users.

“Being a strong supporter of TVET as a mandatory criterion in the industry infrastructure, we have also established our Siemens Innovative and Resources Training Centre (SIRTC) which encompasses several labs that have been developed for the Industrial Revolution 4.0,” he added.

The degree programme will see Siemens’ Total Integrated Automation modules being taught across different disciplines as the syllabus has been co-developed between Siemens Malaysia and the universities.

UTHM deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) Professor Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman said that there will also be a two-way Training of Trainers to further reinforce the curriculum.

“Siemens will help to train our lecturer in terms of practical knowledge. At the same time, our lecturers will also provide trainings for Siemens in pedagogical area to ease the process of teaching and learning,” he continued.

UniMAP Faculty of Engineering Technology (Electronic Department) lecturer Ahmad Nasir Che Rosli who has been involved in jointly devising and curating this new programme said this collaboration will open up opportunities for the MTUN students to undergo Industrial Attachment with Siemens partners and customers.

“The involvement of industries in developing the curriculum has been very encouraging. We will have a series of workshop and meeting be it at MTUN level or the university level itself,” he said.

Also present at the LoI signing ceremony were representatives from MTUN.

UniMAP and UTHM will be welcoming their new intake of students for this programme on September 1 while UTeM and UMP will follow thereafter.

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

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Malaysian Technical University Network, Siemens team up to launch new degree program

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) and Siemens Malaysia have inked a landmark collaboration that is set to prepare university graduates for the eventual world of systems integration.

MTUN and Siemens signed a letter of intent today as a symbolic significance that is meant to be a precursor to the memorandum of understanding agreement to be inked later in October.

In a statement today, Siemens said following this letter of intent, a new degree program called the Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Degree in Industrial Electronic Automation will be launched, with the first intake of students to be enrolled on Sept 1.Advertisement

MTUN is an umbrella network of four universities, namely Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP).

Siemens said ths collaboration is divided into two phases, with the first phase of student enrolment undertaken by UniMAP and UTHM as official pioneers to the start of the course.

It said UniMAP and UTHM will have 30 students each for this September intake, while Phase 2 will follow suit at a later stage for the two other institutions, namely UTeM and UMP.

This industry-education partnership for both MTUN and Siemens marks the first-of-its-kind cooperation that is rare even within the sector, embedding industrial training and software learning into the academic curriculum throughout the student’s degree over 3½ years.

It will see Siemens’ Total Integrated Automation modules being taught across the different disciplines for the syllabus which has been co-developed between Siemens Malaysia and the respective university.

During this time, industrial training will be provided for 1½ years and the two remaining years will be for classroom learning.

Upon graduation, students will be able to earn not just their Honors degree from a locally accredited university but also a professional certification from Siemens as qualified and versatile system integrators.

Siemens Malaysia senior vice president and head of digital industries Adam Yee said the launch of the Bachelor’s degree program is a further extension of the firm’s continuous efforts to its existing Siemens Innovation and Resources Training Center (SITRAIN) program that has already produced many skilled graduates for the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) pipeline sustainability, and reaffirms Siemens as the nation’s preferred technology and education partner for TVET and industry 4.0.

Meanwhile, UniMAP Faculty of Engineering Technology (Electronic Department) lecturer Ahmad Nasir Che Rosli said this collaboration with Siemens Malaysia will open up opportunities for MTUN students to undergo industrial attachment with Siemens partners and customers.

“The involvement of industries in developing the Bachelor of Technology curriculum has been very encouraging. In fact, MTUN has always engaged with the industries right from the start of the development process. Our practice is to have a series of workshops and meetings organized together, be it at MTUN level or the university level itself,” he said.

Source: www.theedgemarkets.coms

Comments: This is indeed a first of it’s kind and hopefully, more TVET industries would collaborate with TVET institutions, government or private, whether at certificate (SKM), diploma level (DKM) or advanced diploma (DLKM)