LANGKAWI: The organising of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2023 (Lima ’23) exhibition has opened the doors to local institutions of higher learning (IPT) to explore new areas of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) said course offerings in the new areas are expected to be able to expand the potential of TVET graduates to meet the needs of the workforce in the country.
"Lima ‘23 offers several opportunities for TVET students to explore and I have asked UniKL (Universiti Kuala Lumpur) and Universiti Poly-Tech Malaysia (UPTM) to really explore the courses required for our TVET students, either locally or abroad," said Ahmad Zahid.
He added that Lima '23 is a good platform for TVET as there are 1,291 TVET institutions, and as the government is spending RM6.8 billion for TVET.
"I think cost-effectiveness measures should be taken to ensure that our students will be able to enter the industry according to their marketability and to achieve full employment in the country," said Ahmad Zahid.
Ahmad Zahid said this after witnessing the signing of the Letter of Intent between Aerostar Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and UniKL Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) for the aircraft structural repair programme at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre here on Wednesday (May 24). - Bernama