PUTRAJAYA: Industries will now be straight concerned in skills growth via technical and vocational training and coaching (TVET) to be certain that workforce talents match market demand.
Their involvement is made attainable via the Government-Industry TVET Coordination Body (GITC), which was arrange after a TVET Council assembly on Thursday (Feb 3).
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob stated the GITC’s membership comprised 12 sector-based associations which agreed to come collectively to make sure the success of the nation’s TVET agenda.
“The meeting has also agreed to set up TVET collaboration hubs and this initiative will be the platform between TVET institutes, regional economic development authorities and industries to share expertise and technologies,” he stated in a press release after chairing the assembly.
A complete of 12 hubs have been recognized, together with automotive, semiconductor, marine, air con, aerospace, robotics, rail, telecommunications, hospitality and tourism, and meals expertise.
“Efforts undertaken by the council are significant to realise strategies and initiatives under the 12th Malaysia Plan,” stated the Prime Minister.
Under Budget 2022, the federal government has allotted RM6.6bil to strengthen TVET via initiatives that shall be applied by varied ministries and companies.
“It is time that TVET becomes the main choice among youth as it has been proven that the training it provides is able to produce skilled and entrepreneurially inclined individuals,” he stated.
The assembly additionally agreed for TVET to be rebranded and for extra promotional campaigns to be held.
“This is to get rid of the perception that TVET is ‘second-class education’ and is no longer relevant.
“Through campaigns and promotions, we hope TVET will become a choice at par with academic education and as in developed countries, knowledge from training under TVET can be made into a career,” he stated.