The British Council in Malaysia is currently working on an initiative in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). This programme aims to improve the employment prospects of young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, by piloting and introducing new approaches to employer led skills development.
Six TVET institutions in Malaysia had implemented 6 months of working in clusters and developed pilot projects that emphasised on employer-led education. The institutions are; Politeknik Muadzam Shah Pahang, Kolej Komuniti Gerik, Perak, Institut Latihan Perindustrian Mersing, Johor, Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Masjid Tanah, Melaka, Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara Kuala Langat, Selangor and Institut Kraf Negara, Selangor.
The objectives of the forum focused on ‘capacity building’, sharing of results from the pilot apprenticeship projects in each country such as Malaysia, Ghana, India, South Africa and the UK. Next was the sharing lessons learned from partnerships among partnerships beneficiaries and beyond. Besides that networking; creating opportunity for local policymakers, employers and college representatives to meet and share knowledge. The sharing was on ‘TVET National Strategy, Moving Forward’, ‘I-WORK Technical Assistance Project’, ‘Employer’s Playbook and Toolkit’, ‘I-WORK Sustainability – One Stop Apprenticeship Centre’, ‘Employers Perspective on Apprenticeship Recommendation and Experience on Developing Toolkits and Advocate for Apprenticeship’, ‘The Benefits and Impact of Partnership to TVET Colleges’ and ‘Cross-Agency Collaboration in Enhancing Employer-Led Education and Meeting Future TVET Graduates Need’.
Mr.Hardev Singh Sokhal A/L Jaswant Singh