Along with the Government's aim to make TVET a driver of national progress, MoHR will place more focus on making TVET a key choice for Malaysians' educational pathways.
Following a meeting on 7 December 2022, Malaysia's Council of Ministers has made the decision to transfer the National TVET Council Secretariat (MTVET) to the Ministry of Human Resources (Kementerian Sumber Manusia, also known as KSM, or MoHR).
In line with this decision, KSM is ready to assume the role through comprehensive work, with the support of the TVET ecosystem in KSM. This includes TVET regulatory agencies, training providers, and existing training fund providers, as well as the cooperation of all TVET stakeholders in the Government and private sectors.
Along with the Government's aim to make TVET a driver of national progress, KSM will be placing more focus on making TVET a key choice for Malaysians in their educational pathways. The holistic transformation and branding of TVET will be done through the injection of new synergies focused on erasing the "negative stigma" towards TVET, subsequently bringing a new paradigm of TVET that has the potential to offer career opportunities and high income in the future.
KSM cited the diversity of TVET programmes and the ease of access offered during entry as a key benefit, allowing Malaysians to continuously improve their knowledge and skills in line with their lifelong learning aspirations. TVET acts as a two-pronged solution for the Government in producing skilled local human capital and subsequently becoming a complement to the country's preparation to deal with the transition of the aging population.
As the outgoing MTVET Secretariat, the Ministry of Education and Culture has expressed hopes for the continuous commitment and proliferation of constructive ideas from all stakeholders on the national TVET agenda.
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