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I would like to congratulate Information Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd on the release of their maiden publication “Career Choice and Development in the Skills Profession, A Directory Guide to Technical Education & Vocational Training (TEVT) in Malaysia”. This well researched publication provides valuable and relevant information about the vocational & technical education and training industry to employers, working adults, training institutions, individual trainers, school leavers, and any adult seriously looking for training or re-training opportunities in the country.
Malaysia is gearing itself to become a knowledgeable nation with educated and skilled workers. The Malaysian Government is committed to producing a competent and competitive workforce in various fields at different levels. It is our policy to produce knowledgeable and multi skilled human capital which will propel Malaysia towards being a developed country.
The Government will endeavour to ensure that there is a continuous adequate and timely supply of multi skilled human capital that will be able to meet the country’s development. Hence, training has become an essential component of our strategy to become a developed nation and also to successfully compete in the global arena. In this respect, the Malaysian Government will continue to formulate, promote and coordinate industrial and vocational training strategies and programmes which are in line with Malaysia’s technological and economic development needs.
The most challenging task of TEVT is to produce the right-type of skilled workforce who are able to match the need of the market demand. To complement and supplement the Government’s efforts, I urge the private sector which includes the industries, especially the manufacturing, agricultural, community and social services industries, education and training institutions, individual trainers, trade associations, media, employers as well as trainees to play their respective roles to help overcome the issue of skill mismatch.
In this context, the publication of this guidebook is applaudable as this serves as a significant avenue for education and training providers to display their services and for those interested in education and training programmes to obtain the necessary information. I commend Information Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd for their untiring effort in producing this informative publication that serves to enhance the vocational training industry in Malaysia.