IBN, publisher of the Directory Guide to Technical Education & Vocational Training (TEVT) in Malaysia with the support of the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia (MOHR), aims to create awareness of workforce training solutions through the listing of skills training and education providers in the country. The Directory Guide benefits the development of manpower requirements in the various sectors identified in the National Occupational Skill Standard and the National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) imperative in building a skilled workforce. Individuals who seek to enhance their personal development through further education or lifelong learning and skills training courses will also find this Directory Guide useful.
As industries and services are encouraged to shift towards higher value–added activities and undertake productivity driven growth initiatives, as well as adopt and apply higher levels of technology, the manufacturing and services sector will be progressively integrated into regional and global production networks and supply chains. The Guide to Technical Education and Vocational Training in Malaysia exposes specialised technical training and vocational skills programme that grooms a workforce that maintains a competitive edge.
To match the requirements of the industries and services, human capital will have to be developed by both the public as well as the private sector. Efforts must be expedited on making available technically skilled, knowledgeable, creative and ICT–trained workforce. To ensure a continuous availability of such workforce, there is dire need to disseminate information at secondary level for students to check out the Career Paths in vocational areas and the type of qualifications/education one needs to achieve in their career goals. Not to mention the matching of demand for skills training programmes by the employers for their employees and the supply of training courses offered by the trainers that are available.