Agreement between TVET players and Youth and Sports Ministry is met
|24th Oct 2019|
Forging stronger cooperation between the public and private sector in developing the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) industry has been a main priority in the Youth and Sports Ministry and five entities.
In a statement of understanding, exchanged between Volvo Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Sapura Secure Technologies Comapnies, Malaysia Industry Association, the Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad., the Malaysian Prison Department, and Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, the Youth and Sports Minister in Malaysia; all entities agreed to should play an active role within the TVET sector, by offering access to education and training to increase career opportunities.
Further, the statement by Syed Saddiq highlighted the importance of offering opportunities that would focus on re-skilling, retraining and up-skilling former juveniles and minor crime offenders within the TVET industry, as a way for these individuals to assimilate themselves back to society and offer them a second chance.
This effort will be part of the MyFuture Youth and MyFuture Youth Plus, the two pronged program by the ministry of youth and sports, which aims at offering programs to former offenders and those youth classified under a risky category.
It is also worth mentioning, that Syed Syaddiq emphasised the importance of the perception towards the TVET industry. He insisted that the negative and derogatory perception towards the sector should be replaced with a positive one, that being, for others to look at individuals in the sector as equals to those graduating from public universities. He insisted that cooperation between industry players is key to eliminating such behaviour and improving the TVET image.
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