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Malaysia launches National TVET Policy 2030

Malaysia launches National TVET Policy 2030

This will serve as a comprehensive guideline for TVET implementation, with the focus on producing skilled workers with high income.

On 9 June 2024 (Sunday), Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim [pictured above, fourth from left] officiated the National TVET Day 2023 at the Institute of Industrial Training (ILP) Kuala Langat. 

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi [pictured above, third from left], who is also the Chairman of the State TVET Committee, attended the ceremony along with Human Resources Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong [pictured above, third from right] and State Secretary General Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali [pictured above, first from left].

In a⁠ Facebook post, Datuk Seri Anwar shared the National TVET Day is an initiative where the Malaysian government provides extra funding for the TVET programme, allocating RM200mn through the Skill Development Fund Corporation (PTPK).

The allocation to the project will benefit students who follow the TVET programme in the ⁠following fields: 

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) 
  • Electric vehicles (EV)
  • Electronic technology - with a concentration of integrated circuits, engineering design & water fabrication 
  • Cyber security
  • Farm mechanisation 
  • Automation of agriculture & livestock
  • Advanced materials 

In another Facebook post, PM Anwar shared his appreciation, saying: "I appreciate the efforts and initiatives of the National TVET Council under the leadership of Dato' Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in collaboration with four major Ministries in leading the policies and programmes related to this field.

"I believe the TVET sector in the country can be uplifted and expanded in the learning sector, starting at school level up to higher education institutions."

Sharing his thoughts on the additional allocation for the PTPK, PM Anwar commented: "It also gives an opportunity for TVET institutions to create more segments specifically for the society of people with disabilities (OKU), indigenous people and native people in Sabah and Sarawak."

The ceremony saw the launch of the National TVET Policy 2030, which will guide TVET implementation in Malaysia, focusing on creating skilled, high-income workers.

A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed between the government and six GLCs and private companies related to the training.

  1. ⁠Advance Retro Solution, 
  2. Robert Bosch, 
  3. SIRIM, 
  4. Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia, 
  5. UEM Group, and 
  6. UOA Development

The national leaders also witnessed three exchange sessions of MOC between Government-Industry TVET Coordination Body (GITC) with the following: 

  1. UniKL, 
  2. GITC with FANUC (MIT Automation) and 
  3. GITC with Boomslang Technology.

"The scope of the collaboration between the Government and the GITC with the GLC and private companies includes the contribution and sharing of facilities and equipment, co-curriculum development and training materials contribution of expertise services and teaching competence development and funding of training programmes.

"This MoC sealing concept is an umbrella of cooperation that continues to be a liaison that can be utilised by TVET institutions in Malaysia across 12 TVET-related ministries in opening up a closer space of cooperation with the industry," he added. 

PM Anwar expressed hopes that more joint ventures from private parties, both domestic and international, will join the TVET path for the sake of the future generations in Malaysia.

READ MORE: Over 30,000 Malaysian individuals, farmers and smallholders to receive first cash assistance of Budi Madani on 10 June 2024

Lead image / PM Anwar's Facebook 

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