Country needs more skilled manpower to catapult economy — pol sec

Cheong (third right) is being briefed on Miri ILP’s facilities during his visit today (Dec 28, 2018).

MIRI, Dec 28: The federal government’s decision to relax the requirements for enrolment into Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) effective next month is because it wanted more people to acquire technical skills.

Cheong Chee Khing, a political secretary to Minister of Human Resources M Kula Segaran, said Malaysians with technical skills could help propel the country’s economic growth.

“The approach is made in order give more opportunity for candidates who are interested but do not meet the minimum requirements,” said Cheong during a brief visit to Miri Industrial Training Institute (Miri ILP) today.

He said candidates who passed a skills tendency test (Ujian Kecenderungan Kemahiran) would be offered 18 certificate programmes set by TVET.

“We hope this approach will benefit more people, especially youths, who are keen to venture into skills training. This will further increase the number of skilled manpower in the country,” said Cheong.

He added that the candidates would go through four vital components: literacy, numeracy, interest tendency and interview.

Also present were Senator Alan Ling and four students from SM Pei Min, who were accompanied by their teachers. — DayakDaily