Teamwork to ensure no TVET mismatch

PUTRAJAYA: A collaboration between the private sector and government-linked companies (GLCs) is on the cards to prevent a mismatch between technical and vocational education training (TVET) and jobs, says the Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said paving the way for such cooperation would be PETRONAS in Pengerang and DRB-Hicom in Pekan, where TVET students would be trained on the skills required for their industries.

“Through this win-win plan, PETRONAS will have a pool of employees who have the knowledge needed by the company – likewise for DRB-Hicom.

“We hope to rope in more corporations and GLCs for such collaborations so that the right training can be given to these students who will possess the right skills for employment,” he said after chairing the Cabinet meeting here yesterday.

Other possible public-private TVET ventures include Berjaya Corporation Bhd for training in hotel, tourism and services skills.

“The TVET committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will explore more new measures to ensure skills and training taught to students match what is required by industries.

“We need to address the issue of mismatch and ensure we do not provide the wrong skills to students, which may result in them finding it difficult to be employed,” he added.

He acknowledged the importance of TVET, adding that in the original Budget 2023, RM6.7bil was allocated under seven key ministries for various training initiatives.

Under the 12th Malaysia Plan, the government identified TVET as one of the drivers of change in meeting the demands of employers. TVET programmes involve more than 500 public training centres and institutions, with more than 250,000 trainees.

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