Applications for admission to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions will be made easier through “a single window” concept starting Oct 30, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Deputy Prime Minister said applications could be made to the 1,334 TVET institutions nationwide via the TVET Recruitment Unit (UP_TVET) portal at https://mohon.tvet.gov.my.
“This is based on the participant’s course of choice and the name of the TVET institution to avoid duplication of applications.
“We are also looking at the interests of the participants because we want to avoid mismatch of courses,” he said at a press conference after witnessing the Exchange of TVET Programme Transformation Cooperation Memorandum Documents between the government, government-linked companies (GLCs) and private firms here yesterday.
Championing TVET: Ahmad Zahid handing over the MTVET Membership Certificate to Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek in Putrajaya. Looking on are Home Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (left) and Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar. — Bernama
He said the decision was reached during the TVET Council Meeting (MTVET) attended by MTVET members, Cabinet members from 12 TVET-related ministries, industry players and academics.
Ahmad Zahid said the meeting also agreed that the courses offered should be based on high technology such as renewable energy
At the same time, he said the courses should complement market demand, especially from foreign investors in the country.
He added that this would ensure investors obtained trained skilled workers who could be absorbed into their companies.
“This is in line with the Prime Minister’s recommendation to explore renewable energy as well as industrial strategy, where we expect these two fields to provide about 3.5 million job opportunities.
“I have directed the national TVET secretariat to prepare a roadmap for the national TVET policy 1.0 until 2030 and after that, the same plan through the TVET 2.0 policy until 2050,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid said the marketability of TVET graduates had increased to over 92% while 7.5% of them continued their studies at a higher level.
He hoped that TVET would be the main choice and the future to overcome the problem of student dropouts while at the same time reduce the level of unemployment in the country.