Government aids offered to B40 group for choosing TVET programme – PM Ismail


SHAH ALAM JUNE 20: The “Dermasiswa B40 TVET Programme” will be implemented in the Public Institutes of Higher Education (IPTA) under the guidance of the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) this year to increase the students’motivation and encouragement to choose the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) as their priority.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, 1,000 students will be involved in the first intake that will incur financial implication amounting to RM36.41 million for every intake.

“I am confident this programme will offer more opportunities to the Malaysian Family especially from the B40 group to be accessible to higher level of education and subsequently building careers in TVET fields.

“The public awareness on the availability of jobs in TVET sector that requires specific skill and offering high income have increased but it has not reached the targeted level and as such a paradigm shift should be made to elevate the positive perception on TVET with the support of parents and youth,” Ismail said.

Ismail said that in his speech when officiating the National Technical Vocational Education Week 2022 at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Polytechnic here today.

The Prime Minister also stressed that in the context of the programme today, the government’s concern on TVET has been significant involving high financing where 80 per cent of the public TVET provider s offer free TVET programme.

Ismail added, in 2019 until 2021, 171,412 TVET programmes at Diploma and Degree level have been offered.

Ismail said he would like to see at least 55 per cent of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) holders will further their studies in TVET programme towards 2025 as framed in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

In relation to that, Ismail added, the accreditation aspects, recognition and TVET certification programme should be improved. The children should be exposed at the early age so that they will have a clear picture on the potentialities of TVET career path.

“I urge the industry sectors could become strategic partners that will promote TVET to the Malaysian Family such as demonstrating the career opportunities in the industry and allowing students to visit the industry.

“I believe this action will help attract more people and subsequently making TVET as the main catalyst in producing high skilled local workers like in other developed countries,” Ismail said.

The Prime Minister cited German as an example where TVET is regarded as one of the main education systems to the extent 70 per cent of the students are in the vocational stream.

The same scenario is seen in developed nations in Asia such as South Korea that has risen from the war destructions and emerged as a big economic power as the result of strengthening its education including in TVET field. – Malaysia World News




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