TVET centre for women to be formed, says Wanita Umno chief


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KUALA LUMPUR: A dedicated technical, vocational education and training (TVET) centre for women will be set up to advance their skills and knowledge, says Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad (pic).

She cited a report by Global Gender Gap which stated that if women's potentials were fully explored and utilised, the country could increase its Gross Domestic Product to up to 10% by 2030.

“This is a potential that we must tap, not just to benefit the country but the society as a whole,” she added.

She said the TVET centre is a project under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.

“This is a commitment to enhance women’s capacity and skills through various upskilling, re-skilling, multi-skilling and future skilling programmes.

“We have had discussions with the Minister (Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) and will be implemented soon.

“The target is for 15,000 women to participate in TVET-related programmes and activities,” she said in her policy speech at the Umno Wanita movement meeting on Thursday (June 8).

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