Slow response to TVET training after 5.30pm

07 Oct 2019 / 23:23 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The response towards the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme which is implemented after 5.30pm at Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) is rather slow, says Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.

He said the programme, which started last month, was the effort of the ministry to boost skills among Malaysians.

Among the courses which were available under the TVET programme after 5.30pm at the ITI were electronics, mechatronics and welding, he said.

‘’This programme is open to anybody including the working group or those who are busy during the day time to take the opportunity to boost their skills,’’ he told the media after launching the Future of TVET Occupational Standards and the 15th Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training International Conference (AASVET) here today.

Kula Segaran invited those interested to participate in the TVET courses after 5.30pm to seek information at the Human Resources Ministry.

‘’The training is aimed at boosting income, skills and productivity other than opening the opportunity to those who are already working to shift to those jobs they like,’’ he said.

He also said that the percentage of skilled workers in Malaysia was till low at 30 per cent compared to 50% in Singapore and 80% in Germany. — Bernama

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