Unlocking the Economy Through Technical & Vocational Education & Training
The importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been given much emphasis in recent time and was even highlighted in the last two Malaysia Plans and the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 (Higher Education). The TVET Malaysia Master Plan was announced under Budget 2018 and recently the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Empowerment Committee was established by the Malaysian government.
The need for more individuals with technical vocational qualifications is key not only to unlocking Malaysia’s economic growth, but also its innovative potential. However, TVET faces a branding issue as many still perceive TVET as a route for the academically challenged. TVET is a crucial piece of the puzzle in the overall goal of developing and improving technical vocations, leading to greater quality of products and service delivery, higher salaries for technical workers, and creating a positive reputation for the Malaysian technical industry, eventually making it a much sought-after world-class industry.
Even as Malaysia plays catch up with leading providers of TVET and nations with robust technical industries, there are great changes moving about in the industry due growing digitization and innovative technologies brought upon by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This Malaysian TVET Forum is a gathering of stakeholders with interest of advancing the agenda of the Malaysian and regional technical industry towards the goal of building a developed Malaysia.