Attracting more Orang Asli to TVET

SUNGAI SIPUT: The Human Resources Ministry (KSM) is planning to use a modular course approach to attract the interest of Orang Asli youths to participate in its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes.

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said the long courses and training lengths were among the reasons Orang Asli youths shied away from participating in TVET programmes.

He said the modular method would allow participants to acquire a certain skill within the first two months, before continuing to learn other skills.

“Through the modular method, they will be able to acquire some skills after the first two months, and with the skills, they may be able to get a job before joining other courses to learn other skills,” he told Bernama at the TVET and Orang Asli Career Programme at the Bawong Orang Asli One Stop Center here yesterday. Sivakumar said the ministry also planned to use the in-situ method, which is to hold the courses in Orang Asli settlement areas, to encourage participation.

On yesterday’s programme, he said participants were exposed to various skills such as electrical technology, scaffolding, culinary, make-up, hairdressing, as well as handicraft production.

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