Bridging the gap between Education and Industry
MALAYSIA. The Star (12 November 2023) - The Community Development Department (Kemas) is transforming its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to remain relevant.
Its director-general Datuk Ahmad Kamal Idris Mohd Nawawi said this was to ensure that the skills and exposure offered to students align with the country's and industry players' needs.
"We have been offering TVET training for years, and the time has come for us to improve it and make it more relevant to current demands.
"Previously, we did not offer certificates to those taking our modules, as it was considered a part-time learning experience.
"However, we are now working with the Skills Development Department to provide the Malaysia Skills Certificate to those who have completed the modules.
"These are among some of the efforts under the Kemas TVET 2.0 transformation," he said after officiating the Wanita Inspirasiku (Wins) programme at a mall here.
Ahmad Kamal said Kemas' modules have also been updated and synchronised to fit the current demands.
"We are also engaging with industry players to know more about their needs and to keep our modules up to date," he added.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Kamal said that Wins is part of an effort for women entrepreneurs to share their experiences and knowledge.
"We started the programme in 2019, and to date, 6,011 women have benefited from it.
"Through the programme, women entrepreneurs who underwent training under Kemas are gathered to share their experiences and knowledge.
"There are also talks filled with useful information that could help them expand their businesses," he said.
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