Govt signs MOC with 10 companies on TVET training

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 10 government-linked and private companies signed the memorandum of cooperation (MOC) on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) education transformation with the government.

The companies comprise various main sectors such as oil and gas, automotive, hospitality, construction, aerospace, software engineering development, industrial 4.0 and industrialised building systems.

Among the companies that have inked the MOC are PETRONAS, Gamuda Berhad, Sunway Services, Redbeat Academy (AirAsia) and Daikin Malaysia.

The industrial strategic partners involved in the MOC would be directly involved in the national TVET execution programmes through curriculum development, expert services, and training programme funding.

“The 10 MOCs that were inked today will only be the beginning of greater cooperation with the industry.

“To Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar, my target is that by the end of the year, we would ink hundreds more MOCs,” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in his speech here on Thursday (March 16).

The Rural and Regional Development Minister also witnessed the signing of the documents between the Human Resources Ministry on behalf of the government and the industry players.

Sivakumar said the participation of youth aged 15 to 24 in TVET was only 5%, adding that it was relatively low in comparison with developed countries.

“Even among Asean countries, our neighbours Indonesia recorded a rate of 12.8% and Brunei at 7.5%,” he said.

The minister said the collaboration between the government and GLCs and private companies will be able to increase the participation of youth in TVET.

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