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Call to standardise TVET system at public, private centres
Posted on : 23 Jan 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Call to standardise TVET system at public, private centres

January 23, 2018, Tuesday

IPOH: The Alliance of Bumiputera Private Skills Training Institutes (GILKSB) has urged the government to standardise the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system at public and private training centres.

GILKSB chairman Nordin Abdul Malek said the standardisation should be implemented to ensure the government’s original objective of making TVET, an initiative in producing highly-skilled and high-income communities, was achieved.

“Why is there no uniformity between public and private training centres? This is because there are certain fields, for example, syllabus, that the government cannot cover on its own but the private sector can.

“In fact, the collaboration of public and private training centres can save the government time and money.

“The government needs to focus on providing opportunities for youth who take up TVET, in terms of management aspects because despite the billions of ringgit spent by the government, financial constraints still exist,” he told Bernama here yesterday.

Nordin said the government also needed to plan in advance, the areas of work that should be given priority in the TVET programme to ensure the future of the trainee.

“The government needs to target what will happen within the next 10 years, and think of an appropriate area of work for our young trainees,” he noted.

Apart from that, he said the government also needed to realign the TVET programme as soon as possible so that no further problems arose.

“To me, there is a need for urgent action. We have seen many hiccups in the last 10 years due to lack of coordination, with many repeat incidents.

“We are not only receiving complaints from private training centres but also schools, public training centres and higher education institutions which have also implemented TVET,” said Nordin. — Bernama

Credit to : The Borneo Post