MEF sup­ports ini­tia­tives to strengthen TVET

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PE­TAL­ING JAYA: The Malaysian Em­ploy­ers Fed­er­a­tion (MEF) came in sup­port of the gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tives un­der the Na­tional Blue Ocean Strat­egy (NBOS) to strengthen tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing (TVET).

Un­der the Bud­get 2017, a to­tal of RM4.6 bil­lion had been al­lo­cated for TVET.

Based on the NBOS, four TVET in­sti­tu­tions will be­come poly­tech­nics, while four vo­ca­tional col­leges and one more would be trans­formed into a train­ing in­sti­tute for TVET train­ers.

MEF ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Datuk Sham­sud­din Bar­dan said the gov­ern­ment’s fo­cus on TVET de­vel­op­ment is very much wel­comed by the in­dus­try as this will help fill the gap of skilled work­ers in Malaysia.

“The de­vel­op­ment of highly skilled hu­man cap­i­tal is es­sen­tial to help­ing Malaysia make the shift to­wards high­er­value and knowl­edge in­ten­sive ac­tiv­i­ties which are the hall­marks of an ad­vanced na­tion,” he added.

He said the RM90 mil­lion for im­prove­ment of English is also pos­i­tive.

AMIRUL SYAFIQ MOHD DIN / THESUN

... This mo­tor­cy­clist at Jalan PJS 4/27, Ta­man Medan Baru, Pe­tal­ing Jaya, is not only fer­ry­ing more than one pil­lion rider but also has his view blocked by a huge sack. On top of that, the two child pas­sen­gers are with­out safety hel­mets, fur­ther en­dan­ger­ing their lives.

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