By Zaki Salleh
Photo Fb MB Perak
IPOH: Perak aims to become a leading provider of workforce in the field of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), thereby strengthening the implementation of the Perak Sejahtera 2030 main agenda.
In line with this, the establishment of the Perak State TVET Council is to ensure the sustainability of the skills ecosystem.
This also enhances networking through smart cooperation with state and federal agencies, skills institutions, NGOs, and industry players.
Furthermore, it is aimed at empowering the state’s human capital to enhance skills so that graduates can meet the current industry workforce demands.
With the slogan ‘One Citizen, One Skill’, its target is to make Perak the Malaysia TVET Corridor by 2030, aligning with the development of various high-impact projects in Perak.
As preparation, the Sultan Azlan Shah Behrang Polytechnic will be transformed into an automotive training hub with industry instructors partnered to design more detailed training courses.
Moreover, the state government is also sending 50 youths to China, a pioneer in TVET, for short and long-term skills training.
This is an initial step in developing human capital.
Five Perak youths will also be sent to Germany to participate in a 3-year Dual Vocational Training Program in collaboration with Felcra Education Services Sdn Bhd and Study Germany.
All of these efforts are aimed at making Perak the nation’s skilled workforce hub.
Previously, the launch of the Perak State TVET Council was officiated by Menteri Besar Perak, Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad at Hotel Casuarina.
Also present were the State Secretary, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim, and the Chairman of the State Committee for Human Resources, Health, Indian Community Affairs, and National Integration of Perak State, A. Sivanesan.