Zambry: TVET crucial for nation’s growth

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) ensures that students are ready to contribute to Malaysia’s development and competitiveness on the global stage.

This is because such programmes are vital in equipping students with practical skills and knowledge, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir (pic).

“The country’s education system must be synonymous with the development of the country.

“As we know, changes are happening around us at all times with new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), unlike what we understood before and they’re no longer merely vocational,” he told reporters after a visit to Limkokwing University of Creative Technology recently.

Zambry, according to a press release from the varsity, said balancing the country’s development with the education system is imperative moving forward.

“All this will be looked into as we plan for the next education blueprint from 2026 to 2035,” he said in the statement dated April 23.

During his first visit to the varsity, Zambry commended Limkokwing and other private higher educational institutions for their dedication to offering a range of TVET programmes, including micro-credential programmes.

“Limkokwing has been operating for 35 years with campuses around the world and it has been among the universities that bring the Malaysian brand to other countries and I’m here to see how it was executed.

“I was told that there are students from 160 countries here and this is a good achievement as it brings the Malaysian brand to other countries,” he said.

Limkokwing University group chief brand officer Datuk Tiffanee Marie said no doubt, AI drones, meta-influencers and other new technologies have already spun us into a mad new digital world but human skills are also crucial in determining the Fourth Industrial Revolution and should not be downplayed.

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