The Johor Human Capital Strategic (SMI) Unit is pushing for more technical and vocational training and education in the hopes of catching up with IR4.0
In the effort to ready to the nation for IR4.0, the government has asked to branch out into different fields of study than the traditional science stream education and recognition that the previous generation has strived to achieve.
Haji Aminolhuda Haji Hassan, Chairman of Education, Human Resource, Science and Technology committee mentioned that the shift of focus does not mean that the science stream is no longer relevant, but the inclusion of TVET (technical and vocational education and training) will boost the nation’s ability to evolve and adapt to the impending fourth wave of the industrial revolution.
He expressed his support at the closing ceremony of the TVET Johor Tour 2019 at the Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar in Johor Bahru along with many other educationists as well as students and teachers from the technical and vocational stream.
General Manager of SMI, Saifuddin Abdul Rahim states that the objective of the programme (TVET Tour 2019) was to encourage and instil awareness among the society about the importance of skills development for each individual in shaping competitive advantages and high ambitions.
“It is puzzling how there are some who still view TVET as second class. The fact is the in developed countries, technical and vocational education is set at a higher standard in the public eye,” said Saifuddin.
At the same time, Saifuddin believes that with the establishment of the TVET Coordinating Body by the Ministry of Education recently will enhance the credibility and attractiveness of the industry this becoming more competitive and sought after.