Plan for more TVET-based community colleges

More TVET Community Colleges or centres in Malaysia. In order to meet the rising demands for technical and vocational education and training (TVET), the government plans to build 10 extra community colleges in the country.

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Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, the Higher Education Minister, stated that parents nowadays are alert on the existence of TVET and how it can assist their children to get good employments.

Parents changed perception

Parents used to look at TVET as a second choice for their children but now they see it as a good prospect so as to cultivate their children’s potential, Idris mentioned to the reporters after visiting the G-Garage Specialist Sdn. Bhd on Tuesday.

Employment opportunities

The percentage of community college students obtaining jobs in 2015 was 97.4 percent, which is a positive increase compared to the 94.2 percent in 2014 as stated by Idris.

There are currently 94 community colleges in the country.

G-Garage Specialist Sdn Bhd chairman Tengku Sulaiman Shah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah and managing director Datuk Lim Geok Heong were also present during the visit.

Proper training

According to Idris, the company which offers continental car service is now in collaboration with the Community College Studies Department, in providing industrial training to the community college students.

Last year, a total of 50 community college students had participated in the students’ marketability programme at the company. Eight of them are now serving as continental car mechanics. Another 25 students were offered other jobs under the same company.