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TVET/skills training goes online – Way Forward

Developing Leadership Skills via Online Learning

SKILLS training institutes and providers are ready for online learning to be their ‘new normal’.

On April 13, public and private technical and vocational education and training (TVET) providers were given the green light to conduct their training and theory courses online due to the movement control order (MCO).

TVET action committee chairman Nordin Abdul Malek said the guideline is important as it provides direction on implementing programmes that are mainly practical in nature, via e-learning.

“Our hands-on programmes make up 70% of the syllabus.

“Without a guideline, it will be difficult for us to adhere to the systems and standards of the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS).

“We hope this guideline, although only applicable during the MCO, will be used as a benchmark for relevant agencies within the sector to recognise the rigorous training process our students’ go through.”

E-learning, he said, allows skills training institutes and providers to adapt to the assessment of students by external examiners.

“It should be part of our training system even after the pandemic blows over.

“The Human Resources Ministry department of skills development (JPK) should formally implement this system as internationally, institutes are starting to recognise e-learning for skills training, ” he said, adding that many local providers have the facilities to conduct online learning with platforms like Whatsapp, Zoom and Skype.

Nordin believes e-training should be the ‘new normal’ in Malaysia’s skills training system.

We must act now and see how we can best utilise e-learning in TVET, he said.

Describing virtual education as a teaching methodology for tomorrow, he said e-learning management, teaching and assessment, must however, be improved.

“Related agencies too should consider e-learning as part of the entire training process, ” he said, noting that at least 90% of courses like IT, programming, management systems and administrative management, can be done online.

After the guideline was issued, Nordin said a survey was conducted among private skills training institutes on how they ran their courses online.

“We found that most of them do not have issues conducting online learning and training, and that their students are comfortable with this method as they are accustomed to using gadgets and social media.

“For them, it’s new and fun, ” he said, adding that these institutes recorded an improved e-learning participation rate, with at least 75% of their students joining the sessions.

The guideline is a good initiative, Federation of JPK Accredited Centres (FeMac) president P. Sailanathan said, as it ensures that there will be no serious disruption to learning.

This, he said, is a good time for skills training institutes to embark on technological changes.

“Students are more tech savvy these days. Online learning provides room for freedom on how students want to learn.

“Skills training institutes must ensure that online classes are attractive enough to capture their students’ attention. Going digital is the way forward

Change, he said, is inevitable with the fourth industrial revolution and we must adapt or risk losing out.

ALL theory and practical components of TVET can be conducted online if they meet the Performance Criteria and Assessment Criteria, Human Resources Ministry department of skills development (JPK) director-general Zaihan Shukri said.

These criteria which are listed in a guideline, he said, involve safety, attitude and application of equipment aspects as set out in the National Occupational Skills Standards.

Home-based skills teaching and training must:

> ensure that the teaching and learning processes are carried out as planned in a safe environment.

> be effectively implemented during the MCO period by the institutes’ management.

> be a collaborative effort between parents or guardians and the institutes to ensure the continuity of students’ training and learning despite them not attending classes.

> be conducted on the training institutes’ premises after the MCO, if it is not carried out via e-learning.

> involve appropriate learning methods based on the capabilities and readiness of the trainees; using easily accessible communication and application platforms.

Source: TheStar.com.my

Empowering TVET among priorities of HR Ministry

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran gives a speech at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre November 19, 2019. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran gives a speech at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre November 19, 2019. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Empowering Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) by developing a more relevant new policy in implementing TVET’s agenda in line with industry needs was part of the Ministry of Human Resources’s plan throughout 2019.

This was outlined in the Ministry of Human Resource’s 2019 achievement report to strengthen the various sectors under the ministry led by M. Kulasegaran, while also committed to championing the rights of workers in the country.

Touching on issues related to workers including skills upgrading, TVET education, security, law and others in the 32-page report card, the Ministry of Human Resources is committed towards improving every aspect in line with fulfilling the promises contained in the Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto.

With a RM5.9 billion allocation via the 2020 Budget to place TVET in the main stream in the country, the ministry has begun to take step by establishing the TVET Single Quality Assurance System to be used by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Department of Skills Development (JPK) for the purpose of coordinating, monitoring and strengthening the TVET sector.

According to Kulasegaran, the new system is responsible for accrediting TVET programmes offered by public and private TVET institutions based on the Second Edition Of The Malaysia Qualification Framework (MQF 2.0) which was approved at the MQA Council Meeting in December 2017.

“The implementation of TVET quality assurance programme by MQA and JPK will be made based on the TVET Programme Accreditation Code of Practice approved by the Cabinet Meeting on Jan 31, 2019,” he said.

In line with the latest trend of Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0 education or 4.0 era education, Kulasegaran said 35 National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) related to IR 4.0 were developed in 2018.

“To date, there are 42 NOSS related to IR 4.0 as a result of TVET’s National Master Plan Development Study towards a developed nation and the direction until 2030 will be used by policy makers in the process of reforming TVET implementation in Malaysia,” he said.
The efforts to empower the TVET field did not stop there when the ministry took the initiative to expand its field of study by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Private Secondary School (SUWA) on May 23, 2019 at Kolej Universiti New Era in Kajang.

“The collaboration between the two entities led to the ministry’s involvement in allowing SUWA students to attend training programmes at 32 Department of Human Resource Training Institutes (ILJTM) and enabling the ministry to consider loan applications or scholarships to eligible students for further study in TVET programmes, Vocational Training Officers (VTO) and so on,” he said. — Bernama

Can I advise you something?

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Since so many people still message, call or email to ask the same question, over and over again, can I advise you something?

Almost everything you need to obtain with that involves SKM, it would be NOSS dependent. So, please refer to the NOSS directory to:
1. Determine the exact code of the skills program that you intend to offer in your training centre (to be Accredited by Department of Skill Development (DSD) or better known as JPK),
2. Apply to get your Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) via PPT or
3. Search for any SKM programs to study in any of the JPK Accredited Centres.

  1. How To Be A JPK Accredited Centre (to offer SKM/DKM/DLKM certification)?

2. How To Apply for SKM/DKM/DLKM via PPT?
a) Self application via www.skkm.gov.my – Download & read  MANUAL PENGGUNA PPT 2018  OR
b) Learn from a 2 days course – kursus induksi PP-PPT*  that’s organised from time to time (average 3 times a year)
c) Consultation* *  – Please contact/whatsapp 012-3123430

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Time: 8.30-5pm

Venue: ISE Education Sdn Bhd, Kepong Metro Prima, KL
Fees: RM350 (includes notes, morning tea break, lunch & certificate from Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK)
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So, please read thoroughly before you chat with us asking the same question, thanks.

SKM melalui PPT (Untuk personel yang berpengalaman kerja) – Mohon Sendiri ke Khidmat Runding??

Adakah anda berpengalaman kerja, memiliki kemahiran tertentu tetapi tiada Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM)?

Contoh Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia melalui kaedah PPT

Sebenarnya ada dua cara sahaja, samada mohon sendiri (DIY) ataupun dapatkan khidmat runding.

Nak jimat kos, mohonlah sendiri, sila baca Panduan Permohonan SKM -PPT yang boleh didapati dari sini.

Dah baca dan masih tak faham? Ikutilah taklimat SKM-PPT yang dianjurkan oleh setiap pejabat Wilayah JPK secara PERCUMA – Persediaan kepada calon mengambil SKM-PPT.

Diadakan setiap HARI SELASA MINGGU PERTAMA setiap bulan.

Kalau dah baca Panduan, dah ikuti Taklimat PERCUMA dan masih tak faham ataupun takda masa nak buat sendiri, BAYAR lor – dapatkan khidmat runding dari min 😀

Bergantung kepada perkhidmatan apa yang diperlukan, kosnya dari beratus hingga ribu, setiap Tahap.

PS: Bagi mereka yang dah ada SKM, berpengalaman 10 tahun ke atas (atau kurang tapi bidang baru/kritikal) dan minat jadi Pegawai Penilai kaedah PPT (PP-PPT), bolehlah ikuti kursus induksi PP-PPT minggu ni, 12-13 Okt di ISE Education Sdn Bhd, Keopng Metro Prima.

Muat turun borang & daftar kursus induksi PP-PPT

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) diterima di industri dan luar negeri ke?

SKM diterima industri/luar negari
Contoh SKM bidang VTO (I-031-3:2014) – Pegawai Latihan Vokasional – WAJIB untuk Pegawai Penilai (PP)

SKM diterima industri/luar negeri?

Isu SKM diterima industri/luar negeri kerap dipersoalkan. Sebelum kita bincang pasal tu, mari kita lihat faedah Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia.

Apakah faedah Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia?

1. Persijilan Kemahiran memang diiktiraf oleh industri di Malaysia
Realitinya, tidak lagi semua industri tetapi pihak Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) bersama Industrial Lead Body (ILB) memang sentiasa berusaha ke arah itu.

Untuk sesetengah industri seperti bengkel servis kenderaan, Rang Undang-Undang (RUU) Perkhidmatan Penyelenggaraan dan Pembaikan Kenderaan Motor telah dibentangkan di Dewan Rakyat, Mac 2018 di mana antara lain bakal mewajibkan pengusaha memiliki lesen khas mengendalikan perniagaan itu.

Begitu juga untuk sektor perkhidmatan kecantikan dan dandanan rambut, sesetengah pihak berkuasa tempatan seperti MPAJ & MPS dikatakan mensyaratkan pengusaha atau pekerjanya perlu ada Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) untuk memohon lesen premis.

Difahamkan juga sektor air akan mewajibkan sesetengah pekerja dalam bidang tertentu memiliki Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia menjelang 2020.

2. Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia menyediakan suatu laluan kerjaya dan pembangunan diri yang menarik setanding dengan laluan kerjaya berasaskan kelayakan akademik.
Ini dah terbukti dengan kebolehpasaran graduan TVET negara melonjak lebih 90% manakala Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia melaporkan pada suku pertama 2019, negara merekodkan seramai 516,600 penganggur dimana seramai 238,286 penganggur termasuk 174,327 siswazah, mendaftar sebagai pencari kerja aktif dengan JobsMalaysia di bawah Jabatan Tenaga Kerja (JTK) Semenanjung.

3. Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia berupaya melahirkan pekerja mahir yang terlatih dan berkelayakan untuk mempertingkatkan daya saing industri tempatan di pasaran dunia.
Ia telah terbukti bahawa Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia kita ni memang laku dan jauh lebih bernilai dari sijil-sijil lain, tak kira tempatan ke luar negeri seperti UK.

Sudah banyak kes di mana Kedutaan Negara Asing di Malaysia cuma menyokong (endorse) Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM), Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) & Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM) tetapi tidak sijil-sijil kemahiran/akademik lain, walaupun ia mungkin datang dari UK, Australia atau Germany, kecuali ia adalah dari badan professional yang dikenali dunia (seperti ACCA, CIBTAC, CIDESCO, TWI dsbgnya).

Apakah kepentingan ini? Jika anda ingin bekerja dalam industri kemahiran di Dubai, Australia, China ke mana-mana di luar Malaysia, majikan dan kedutaan rata-ratanya hanya mengiktiraf SKM/DKM/DLKM. Tak percaya? Cuba pergi tanya pegawai di Kedutaan Asing ataupun Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK).

Jadi, jelas bahawa nilai SKM/DKM/DLKM ini amat besar, cuma ramai yang masih tidak tahu menghargainya.

Jika anda masih tiada Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia tetapi ada pengalaman industri, boleh mohon secara Pengiktirafan Pencapaian Terdahulu (PPT)

Sekarang anda yakin tak SKM diterima industri/luar negeri?

Sekiranya anda ada lebih info yang nak kongsi dengan admin, sila komen ya.

Prosedur baru pengeluaran sijil induksi PP-PPD-PPB, PP-PPT, PPL

Ini adalah makluman terkini (belum diwawarkan secara rasmi oleh CIAST lagi) tapi bolehlah buat persiapan awal.

Prosedur pengeluaran sijil induksi mungkin bakal dicetak oleh calon sendiri melalui www.skkm.gov.my. Jadi semua calon WAJIB daftar di www.skkm.gov.my & semak keputusan serta cetak sijil sendiri kemudian.
Mohon maaf atas segala kesulitan yang mungkin timbul dengan prosedur baru ini.

Nota: Ini melibatkan semua sijil yang masih tertunggak sejak persaraan Ketua Pengarah yang lalu pada bulan Mac 2019.
Jika anda belum ikuti salah satu induksi PP-PPD-PPB, PP-PPT atau PPL, bolehlah rujuk jadual induksi 2019 disini.

This is the latest update (not officially announced in CIAST website yet) and you should be prepared for it earlier.

Highly possible NEW procedure of cert printing: You may need to print your own cert via www.skkm.gov.my later when their (JPK/CIAST) system is ready (estimated another 1-2 months again).
So YOU MUST register yourself at www.skkm.gov.my coz they may not be printing out cert anymore.
Sorry for inconveniences caused (on behalf of CIAST/JPK)

Note: This affects all outstanding certs since the retirement of the previous JPK Director General in March 2019.
If you have not attended either PP-PPD-PPB, PP-PPT or PPL induction course, you may refer to 2019 induction course schedule here to plan your schedule.

Certification-level training for Drone Piloting on the way

School leavers with the ambition of becoming professional drone pilots can soon take a course on Drone Piloting under a vocational programme at colleges and polytechnics around the country.

The Department of Skills Development under the Ministry of Human Resources recently launched the Malaysia National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) for the piloting of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), popularly referred to as ‘Drones’’.

With the launch of this standard,  vocational and private educational institutions can now offer Drone Piloting courses under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme and be awarded the SKM (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia) or a Malaysia Skills Certificate

At the moment, several private organisations have been offering courses in various aspects of drone operation; for mapping, facilities inspection, progress report (for property developers and construction projects), film and drama production, news, the acquisition of aerial footage and photographs.

These courses last from two days (for basic operation of a drone) to a few days covering the various aspects of drone piloting for specific purposes such as mapping.

Before the launch of the NOSS Standard, formal government-recognised certification for drone piloting courses were not available for the aspiring pilot.

As the usage of drones expands, beyond a hobby to industrial use, the need for trained pilots who have gone through structured instructions based on an accepted and recognised national standards, become increasingly pressing.  

Especially now that the word ‘drone’ appears in the media daily from all over the world; both negative and positive news.

But it is always the negative aspects that capture the public’s imagination and it is up to the industry to dispel negativity and myths that surround drones.

One positive effort is the adoption of formalised training for drone operators; people who not only know how to operate them safely within the limitations of each type of craft but who are also aware of the legal and regulatory requirements in the operation of drones.

Sometime in 2017, Malaysia Unmanned Drones Activist Society (MUDAS), a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development and advancement of drones in the country, initiated discussions with the Department of Skills Development or Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) to develop a formal curriculum for the training of drone pilots under the vocational programmes of the many polytechnics and colleges spread throughout the country.

MUDAS is a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development and advancement of drones in the country.

L – R: Khairul Arriffin Aziz, CEO AECA Solutions William Alvisse, MUDAS Executive Secretary Mohd Noor Rahim, MUDAS Deputy Chairman, Hj Zaid bin Mat San, Deputy Director Curriculum Unit, NOSS 
(Photo by Haidar Abu Bakar)

The NGO has been in the forefront of promoting dialogue with government agencies that are involved in regulating and controlling the nation’s airspace, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), the Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Negara (JUPEM), the survey and mapping department, which has traditionally been the authority overseeing aerial photography, especially mapping because of its implications on national security, and other organisations that have direct and indirect interests in the operation of ‘drones’.

“MUDAS initiated contact with JPK in late 2017 to moot the idea of drone pilot training under the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) programme,” said Executive Secretary William Alvisse.

“In mid-2018 an expert panel was formed comprising of representatives from  CAAM, Jupem and MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) to create the current Curriculum,” Alvisse added.

Husni Faiz, a graduate of Electrical Power Engineering and a full-time pilot under BIP Studio and drone piloting trainer welcomes the NOSS Standards.

Husni Faiz, professional drone pilot and trainer

“It’s vital for those intending to be professional drone pilots undergo formal training such as the structure that is recommended in the NOSS standard.

“While recreational flyers may not need the entire course structure, it would be a good idea if parts or modules of that could be offered to training companies to train the hobbyists and recreational flyers,”  he added.

Husni also trains pilots under his Akufly Academy.

“Having the NOSS training standard is good for the industry, said Kamarul A Muhamed, CEO of the Aerodyne Group.

Kamarul A Muhamed CEO Aerodyne Group

Aerodyne operates in 11 countries and is regarded as the premier drone services company, providing integrated managed solutions for the petroleum, civil engineering and facilities industry.

It employs 300 people, 1/3rd of whom are drone pilots.

“A structured drone piloting course will increase the level of competence and will lead to better safety and quality of operations,” he added.

Currently, Aerodyne trains its local pilots locally and in-house following the structure set by training schools in the UK and Australia where some of their pilots and trainers have been trained. The company then structure their training based on the training syllabus of these schools.

The Aerodyne pilots operating in their international markets are trained at authorised training schools for certifications should this be available in that particular country.

As a renowned global drone services company, recruitment isn’t an issue with many would-be pilots clamouring to join the group.

“The challenge, however, is in getting good technical pilots with the right mentality for enterprise-level work,” Kamarul said.

Kamarul lists technical ability, having a global mindset, the ability to communicate well and good and diligent in report writing, and problem-solving skills as the key factors he looks for in a candidate.

Drone Academy Asia provides training for drone operators and its graduates receive a “globally recognised DJI certificate”.

A representative of the academy said that they believe a formalised course structure is needed for the industry and that they are studying the NOSS standard and framework.

Located at the Cyberjaya Innovation Hub, Drone Academy offers courses in Aerial Mapping and Surveying, Precise Aerial Mapping and a Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) claimable Professional Drone Operator course. 

The idea for a structured course, leading to certification is to produce well trained and competent workforce to meet the requirements of drone service companies to handle flights for mapping, facilities and structure monitoring, agriculture to name just three areas where drones are being increasingly used.

“There are two levels, Level 2 and 3 with 1,200 hours and 1,300 hours of training respectively,” said Alvisse.

“Upon completion of the training, candidates will be awarded an SKM (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia) certificate,” Alvisse added. 

“Just a word of caution though,” Kamarul said.

“In the long term drone piloting will be limited in requirements as the industry moves into pilotless autonomous operation.”

Which will then necessitate an overhaul of the training syllabus?

Source: Citizen Journalist Malaysia

Tahfiz TVET peluang cerah pelajar tahfiz dapat pekerjaan

Tahfiz TVET peluang cerah pelajar tahfiz dapat pekerjaan

Kementerian Sumber Manusia telah menyiapkan pelan tindakan (blueprint) 2025 di bawah Majlis Pembangunan Kemahiran Kebangsaan yang membabitkan enam kementerian untuk meluaskan lagi projek Latihan Vokasional dan Pendidikan Teknikal (TVET).

Timbalannya, Datuk Mahfuz Omar berkata, program Tahfiz TVET merupakan langkah pertama untuk meluaskan lagi latihan kemahiran kepada anak muda Tahfiz mengikut keperluan industri semasa.

Katanya, kementerian akan bekerjasama dengan Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) untuk merancakkan TVET secara lebih baik dengan elemen Tahfiz yang dibawa.

“Kita sedang dalam memasukkan pelan ini ke dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke 12 supaya menjadi persiapan untuk kita lebih bersungguh-sungguh menyediakan dana mencukupi terutama dalam menghadapi Industri Revolusi 4.0.

“Saya harap dengan adanya TVET Tahfiz ini, perhubungan dua latar belakang yang berbeza dapat dipertemukan di mana tenaga pengajar tahfiz sedikit sebanyak dapat mempelajari ilmu kemahiran Industri Automasi dan Robotik. Malah guru TVET juga dapat memahami tentang Tahfiz.

“Saya menyeru ibu bapa supaya tidak bimbang untuk hantar anak-anak mereka dalam program TVET Tahfiz ini malah kita harus lihat sebagai salah satu masa depan mereka untuk mendapatkan peluang pekerjaan,”katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas majlis Perasmian TVET Tahfiz dan Sambutan Aidilfitri Encounter Corridor Training Centre (ECTC), di Galleri Klang Sentral, hari ini.

Datuk Mahfuz Omar beramah mesra dengan pelajar tahfiz dalam majlis yang diadakan hari ini.

Turut hadir, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Enter Coridor, Ahmad Radzi Yusof; Pengetua Maahad Tahfiz Al Quran Wa As Sunnah (MTAQWA’S), Ahmad Zaki Abdul Latif; dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Meru, Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar.

Dalam majlis sama, beliau turut menyokong pendekatan ‘MenTVETkan tahfiz dan menTahfizkan TVET’ sebagai salah satu agenda yang dibawa oleh kerajaan untuk memperkasakan pendidikan Tahfiz.

Katanya, peluang tersebut akan membuka peluang lebih luas kepada pelajar tahfiz menceburi bidang kemahiran yang diiktiraf Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) tanpa mengabaikan hafazan mereka.

“Saya juga berharap Jabatan Zakat dapat tampil membiayai memberikan dana kepada anak-anak tahfiz untuk program tvet yang sudah tentu akan membentuk pemikiran baru di luar kotak dimana Tahfiz tidak semestinya menjadi imam dan bilal sahaja apabila mereka keluar bekerja kelak,”ujarnya.

Sementara itu, Ahmad Radzi berkata, program TVET Tahfiz sama sekali tidak mengganggu proses pembelajaran dan penghafazan anak-anak Tahfiz.

Malah katanya, program ini dapat memberikan penekanan bersifat ‘serampang dua mata’ membabitkan latihan kemahiran dan menghafaz al-Quran kepada pelajarnya.

“Waktu belajar dan menghafaz mereka tidak akan terganggu. Program hafazan hanya akan berlangsung pada sebelah malam. Manakala program latihan TVET ini bermula jam 8pagi sehingga jam 5 petang.

“Untuk pilot project yang pertama kali di adakan ini, pengambilan pelajar tahfiz untuk sesi pertama latihan TVET seramai 35 orang,”ujarnya.

Program hari ini turut menyaksikan tandatangan memorandum persefahaman antara ECTC dan MTAQWA’S.

Sumber: malaysiadateline.com

Komen: Min cuma ingin tahu, kursus TVET tahfiz ni akan dapat sijil apa nanti?
Pastinya bukan Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) kan?
Siapa boleh tolong jawab?

TVET courses to be recognised by single body, says Maszlee

SHAH ALAM: Education Minister Maszlee Malik says the Cabinet has approved a proposal for a single qualifying body for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses.

“This is so that every TVET institution will produce graduates who are recognised, instead of them being lumped together in the labour market without recognition from the industry,” he said in his speech at the Rise of the Asian Tiger Convention at UiTM Shah Alam today.

He added that the process of integration has begun for vocational colleges, polytechnics, community colleges, and technical universities in the country.

Previously, he said, these institutions were separate and played different functions.

“Today they are all under one roof, under the education ministry. But what we want is for them to be standardised, so there is alignment and communication between these institutions.

“We want to increase material sharing, sharing of expertise, and sharing of industry connections.”

He referred to programmes at vocational colleges which are often criticised for being unrecognised or unaccepted. These, he said, would now abide by the standards of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Department of Skills Development under the human resources ministry.

This would also enable industry players to connect with the ministry with more ease, which would in turn provide a wider employment market for graduates, he said.

He said the ministry would ensure that TVET courses are seen as a primary choice instead of an alternative.

On a recent Bank Negara report highlighting low entry-level salaries, he said the issue is being addressed, with changes underway.

Besides widening industry participation in education, he said, the ministry will review the courses and tertiary education streams that are presently available.

This includes looking into the potential cancellation of certain courses, or the addition of new ones which are more needs-driven or based on current market needs.

“What is for certain is that the ministry is committed to ensuring that universities and graduates are capable of preparing the best products in the industry network, to face the obstacles of the fourth industrial revolution,” he said.

Maszlee also spoke of an increased collaboration among public universities.

“They will collaborate between one public university and another based on their various fields, whereby we have categorised the public universities into clusters,” he said.

“We no longer want them moving in a silo, or conducting their roles without collaboration or synergy. (This way) we can ensure that the best is given to students and the academics working at the universities.”

He said the ministry has set up different clusters to help public universities reinforce their strengths, identities and marketability of their graduates.

“We also want to stress the concept of internationalising our universities.

“We are confident that we can become leaders in our fields, and in each speciality of these universities,” he said.

The categories in question are: Malaysian Focus University, Malaysian Research University, Malaysian Comprehensive University, Malaysian Technical University and Malaysian Islamic University.

On the matter of the zero-reject policy in schools, Maszlee said schools had received 83,039 disabled students since the policy was implemented earlier this year.

For undocumented children, 2,635 students have registered with schools so far.

Source: www.freemalaysiatoday.com

Wonder what took the Ministry so long.
So now “Integration has begun for vocational colleges, polytechnics, community colleges, and technical universities” – no details given on the integration.
And what about the ILP, IKBN, IKTBN and other Pusat Bertauliah JPK, especially the private ones?

Daftar NOSS TERBARU – Jan 2019

Daftar NOSS Jan 2019

NOSS terbaru di bawah cuma sebahagian daripada puluhan NOSS yang baru diluluskan oleh bahagian NOSS, Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK)

H512-001-2/3:2019 (Drone Piloting/Mission Handling)

Perkembangan terkini: Setakat Feb 2020, cuma sebuah Pusat Bertauliah JPK swasta, SG Akademi yang telah ditauliahkan untuk program ini.
Ambil perhatian bahawa banyak pusat latihan yang menawarkan kursus drone piloting/mission handling, namun mereka tidak mengguna pakai Standard Kemahiran Pekerjaan Kebangsaan yang telah dibangunkan bersama oleh Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran, JPK dan CAAM (Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia)

Peluang pekerjaan dalam industri teknologi drone merentasi pelbagai industri sedang melonjak dari peringkat asas ke peringkat mega-trend dengan cepat kerana semakin banyak industri telah mula menyedari potensi, skop, dan skala capaian global melalui penggunaan teknologi drone.

*Biasiswa (tajaan SG Akademi) diberikan kepada 20 pelajar perintis pertama! Jaminan pekerjaan!

P854-008-3:2019 (Music Teaching)

Pihak Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran, JPK juga memberi perhatian kepada bidang muzik agar bidang itu turut mendapat pengiktirafan dari dalam dan luar negeri.

Usaha membangunkan Standard Kemahiran Pekerjaan Kebangsaan (NOSS) bagi bidang muzik adalah untuk membolehkan kerjaya berkenaan dinilai secara profesional oleh pelbagai pihak.

Pembangunan NOSS ini sangat penting memandangkan muzik antara bidang pendidikan yang semakin mendapat sambutan daripada semua peringkat umur,” katanya ketika berucap pada Majlis Pelancaran NOSS bagi Industri Pendidikan Muzik di Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)

Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran, Suimi Abd Majid

Pelaksanaan NOSS bagi industri muzik menyasarkan tenaga pengajar dalam bidang berkenaan agar memperoleh sijil yang boleh digunakan sebagai kelayakan dalam bidang kerjaya berkenaan.

Kita tahu semua tenaga pengajar bidang muzik sememangnya sudah mahir dan pakar, tetapi tidak semua daripada mereka mempunyai sijil yang mengiktiraf kemahiran yang dimiliki itu.
Mereka hanya perlu mengikuti kursus jangka pendek di pusat latihan berdaftar dan bakal memperoleh sijil pengiktirafan yang membuktikan kemahiran mereka.Sijil itu bukan sahaja diperakui oleh pihak industri di negara ini tetapi juga di peringkat antarabangsa.

Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran, Suimi Abd Majid

Jika anda nak beli NOSS, boleh beli di JPK Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Pejabat-pejabat Wilayah ataupun kalau kami ada, boleh juga order dari kami untuk RM20 setiap pakej (SKM1/2/3 – 1 pakej, DKM/DLKM – 1 pakej)

Nota: Mulai 1/6/19, NOSS dijual pada RM20 setiap tahap
NOTE: Effective 1/6/19, NOSS would be sold at RM20/Level (USD20/Level for foreign buyer).