By Murniati Abu Karim
Photo Izwan Azman
BANGI, 27 May 2022 – Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are urged to work more closely with universities and innovation agencies to develop new technologies that benefit industries.
According to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Income Generation and Development), Profesor Dr. Norhamidi Muhamad, it is crucial that the TVET path is aligned with the development of the industries driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).
“Strategic collaboration in TVET research and development is deemed an important contributor to the success of TVET institutions. Therefore, future collaboration has to be forged strategically with impactful outcomes.
“In order to move TVET in Malaysia forward, we have to accept that strategic and synergized collaboration is the way to move forward.
“TVET has to be relevant, and future-driven that matches the needs of the industries,” he said in his speech while officiating the Empowering Malaysian TVET for Future Development Series 2 seminar.
The seminar was organised by The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment in collaboration with Malaysian Technical Doctorate Association, MyRIVET Satellite, and the Faculty of Technical and Vocational, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.
This seminar serves as a platform that allows the participants to understand the issues, challenges, and opportunities in TVET, especially in the Malaysian context.
The seminar aims to explore new perspectives and opportunities in TVET for policymakers, educators, industry players, and students.
Featured as guest speakers for the programme were Scientific Leader Research Group Vocational Education & Training, Stockholms University, Professor Lazaro Moreno Harera and Federation of Malaysia Manufacturer Dato’ Palaniappan Joseph.