Ministry of Rural Development to Boost Commercialization of TVET Graduates | Malaysia
KUALA NERANG, 15th January – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) will empower Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) offered by educational institutions under the ministry to boost the marketability of students to meet the demands of the ‘industry.
His Minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, said that currently the marketability of TVET graduates under KPLB is between 87-88% and could be improved by identifying skills that could really be matched. to industry.
“Most countries have strengthened their TVET by ensuring that it is really relevant to industry. There are many fields and levels of qualification in TVET, starting with certificates, diplomas and degrees.
“But each qualification step must correspond to an existing industrial need. For example, what kind of skills does the oil and gas or automotive industry need,” he told reporters after handing out tuition vouchers today.
He said KPLB must also ensure that all TVET courses offered are strong so that truly qualified students can easily find jobs after graduation.
Mahdzir said KPLB would find ways to restructure to reduce the overlap of courses offered by various institutions under the ministry.
“This means that if one institution offered an automation course, the other institutions don’t have to offer the same course,” he said.
For the record, KPLB had many educational institutions related to TVET including Giatmara, German Institute Malaysia (GMI), UniKL, Mara Professional College, Mara Education Foundation College and Mara Skills Institute. — Bernama