PETALING JAYA: The Human Resources Ministry plans to get skilled professionals to participate in managing the nation's TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) programmes.
Minister M. Kulasegaran (pic) said this initiative is to ensure graduates produced by TVET institutions meet the needs of the industry.
"This is so that they can provide inputs towards the continuous betterment of programmes and courses at the TVET institutes," he said at the sixth edition of Asian Summit on Education and Skills (ASES) held in Banglore, India on Tuesday (Sept 24).
Kulasegaran said the government is also making an effort to increase the percentage of skilled workers from 28% to 35%.
He added that the government is introducing more incentives for workers who want to enrol in TVET courses, including opening up more night classes and have private sectors encourage their employees to take up upskilling courses.
ASES was jointly organised by the India Didactics Association with India's Ministry of Human Resource Development, government think tank NITI Ayog, and its Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Ministers and ministerial delegations from over 15 countries took part in the event.
The conference was officially inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and Minister of Higher Education, Information Technology and Bio-Technology, CN Aswath Narayanan.
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