MEF supports initiatives to strengthen TVET
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.
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