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How TVET programmes can aid the youth and native communities in Malaysia

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Over the past few years, Malaysia has made available a number of initiatives in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as part of producing more skilled manpower to achieve its 2020 vision.

Adding to this conversation, Human Resources Minister, M Kulasegaran has held a meeting in Cameron Highlands to discuss effective strategies to promote the participation of the native community (orang asli), especially the youth to join the field of TVET.

He has shared this plan can be executed with the help of the Manpower Department (JTM), Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia (JTK), and Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

Minister Kulasegaran shared the initiative will focus on efforts to increase the awareness of the native community (orang asli) on training opportunities or short-term courses, in addition to developing skills in entrepreneurship, as shared on Facebook.

The meeting also involved representatives from Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA), Peninsula Malaysia Orang Asli Association (POASM), the Industrial Court (Mahkamah Perusahaan), Malaysian Youth Council (Majlis Belia Malaysia), and other relevant associations.

The full post is shared below:

The meeting comes after the Minister’s announcement earlier this year on the HR Ministry’s plan to set up Institutes of Management (IIMB) at all training institutions under the manpower department.

According to him, the IIMB will have nine members made up of HRDF-registered employers, trade unions, manpower department representatives and employers’ associations.

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