Ministry of Education targets 70% of TVET graduates employed as skilled workers by 2025 | Malaysia

Datuk Deputy Education Minister Dr Mah Hang Soon with Top Glove Managing Director Datuk Lee Kim Meow (left) at the MoU signing ceremony at Top Glove Tower in Shah Alam on 18 November 2021. – Photo by Bernama

SHAH ALAM, November 18 – The Ministry of Education (MoE) aims to ensure that 70% of the 80,000 graduates of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) are employed as skilled workers in the relevant industries of by 2025.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk, Dr Mah Hang Soon, said the Education Ministry also wants 20% of TVET students to pursue higher education and 10% to become young entrepreneurs.

“As of October 31, 2021, 98.29% of vocational school graduates were either employed, pursuing higher education or had become young entrepreneurs, according to the Graduate Tracers Study TVET.

“There are currently 87 TVET colleges across the country that fall under the Ministry of Education and offer certificate and diploma programs, namely Malaysian Vocational Diploma, Malaysian Vocational Certificate and Malaysian Skills Certificate.

“The government’s focus on improving the national education system over the next five years is welcome as it will help cultivate more talent with the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0). “

Mah said this during the MoE and Top Glove Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony today to support the development of TVET in the country.

The MoU provides for a five-year cooperation between the Ministry of the Environment and Top Glove, the world’s largest glove manufacturer, to advance TVET in Malaysia, increase the country’s employment rate and promote the development of a knowledge-based economy.

Through this collaboration, local TVET students and graduates of vocational colleges under the ministry will have access to internship, paid employment and scholarship opportunities with Top Glove, based on a structured internship process. and recruitment.

In FY2021 (EF 2021), Top Glove hired 2,460 TVET graduates comprising 340 employees, 800 interns and 1,320 workers, while in FY 2022, it plans to employ 2,000 graduates. of TVET. – Bernama

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