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Curriculum in TVET: catalyst towards nations’s success

Zainudin, Mohd. Izyan Zuhaili and Saud, Muhammad Sukri and Nordin, Mohd. Safarin (2012) Curriculum in TVET: catalyst towards nations’s success. Journal of Technical, Vocational & Engineering Education, 5 . pp. 20-27. ISSN 2231-7376

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Malaysia is developing in rapid rate confronted drastic challenges with fundamental changes. Successful stories created after one another in various fields. Skyscrapers rose to become milestone measurement towards achieving developed country status. New technologies and expertise brought in to create brighter stories. However, one of important factors to attract foreign investors is skills and technical competencies in local workforce. The Government is responsive towards this demand which been aware that it does not only depending on educated workforce, but also on having a large pool of skilled workers with first class talent base. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is responsible towards this demand. High literacy in technologies, foreign languages, equipped with employability skills and entrepreneurship is several other skills needed other than specific technical skills in each industry. Thus, programmes offered, course outline and also curriculum use must be aligning in producing high skilled workforce for industry. Cooperation between the Government and industry is critical in ensuring the curriculum produced is counterpart each other. Keywords : Curriculum, TVET, Technical Skills, Employability, Technology Literacy, Skilled Workforce, The Government, Industry. ABSTRAK: Malaysia sedang pesat membangun dengan pelbagai perubahan dan cabaran yang telah dialami. Kejayaan demi kejayaan dicapai dalam pelbagai bidang yang diceburi. Pelbagai anugerah telah dicapai menjadi batu loncatan kearah menvapai statu negara maju. Teknologi baru beserta kepakarannya di bawa masuk untuk membantu dan mencapai lebih banyak kejayaan. Walau bagaimanapun, salah satu faktor penting untuk menarik pelabur asing adalah kemahiran dan kecekapan teknikal dalam tenaga kerja tempatan. Kerajaan sangat peka terhadap keperluan ini di mana ia tidak sahaja bergantung kepada tenaga kerja yang berpendidikan malah mempunyai sumber tenaga kerja mahir. Pendidikan Teknik dan Vokasional (PTV) adalah bertanggungjawab terhadap tuntutan ini. Literasi yang tinggi dalam kendalian teknologi, bahasa asing, perlengkapan dengan kemahiran pekerjaan dan keusahawanan adalah antara beberapa kemahiran lain yang diperlukan selain daripada kemahiran teknikal khusus dalam industri masing-masing. Oleh itu, program-program yang ditawarkan, panduan kursus serta kurikulum yang diguna-pakai mestilah menjajarkan ke arah melahirkan tenaga kerja berkemahiran tinggi bagi industri. Kerjasama antara pihak kerajaan dan industri adalah sangat penting dalam memastikan kurikulum yang dihasilkan adalah menepati keperluan masing-masing. Kata kunci : Kurikulum, PTV, Kemahiran Hidup, Kebolehpasaran, Literasi Teknologi, Berkemahiran, Tenaga Kerja, Kerajaan,Industri

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:an open access journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:curriculum, TVET, technical skills, employability, technology literacy, skilled workforce, the government, industry
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:23008
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 04:42
Last Modified:15 May 2014 06:36

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