Global Development Initiative puts TVET in the limelight

WHAT generally comes to mind when we mention Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Malaysia? A typical perception of it is a pathway suitable only for those who do not perform well academically, and it is seen as a less prestigious option than traditional academic education.

This deeply-rooted social stigma has caused parents and students to shy away from TVET, resulting in low enrolment rates, subsequently undermining its potential for fostering the skilled labour crucial for national development.

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