TVET education proclaimed as the core of human resource development
Dawn Chan | New Straits Times
New Straits Time, Malaysia (07 April, 2021) - TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) should not be seen as a second class education for dropouts or less brilliant students.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said TVET institutions in the country, regardless of whether they were private or public, were among the best in the world.
"TVET education is the core of the country's human resource development. It ensures that new skill workforces are churned out, especially in fields that are crucial to the development and progress of the country.
"TVET education, which equips one with skills, promises wide and lucrative economic opportunities. Students and parents who are at crossroads and looking for the right future career, I would like to convince you that TVET education is the best and appropriate," he said.
Muhyiddin said this in a pre-recorded video when closing the inaugural TVET Expo and Summit 2021 (TES 2021) which was held on a virtual platform and physically at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Themed "Pendidikan Digital: The New Future", it was jointly organised by online learning platform Ruang Cikgu Bhd and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
It saw the participation of 5,000 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia school leavers and over 50 education institutions.
Muhyiddin also commended "Ruang Cikgu (Teacher's Space)" for developing the Learning Management System for TVET (RC-TVET) platform for free for all participating institutions to facilitate digital transformation in education.
"This digitalisation cooperation is in line with the government's MyDigital — the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint that I had recently launched.
"I believe Malaysia is able to soar to a higher level if the digital culture is practiced holistically in all fields, especially education," he added.
Muhyiddin said he hoped there would be programmes similar to TVET Expo and Summit 2021 in the future with more participants and exciting content.
He also hoped that such cooperation would propel Malaysia into becoming the world's digital TVET education hub.
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