Apply for TVET using a single channel beginning 30 October

Apply for TVET using a single channel beginning 30 October

Apply for TVET using a single channel beginning 30 OctoberFrom 30 October, all applications for admission to the 1,334 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions across the country must be made through a single channel, the TVET Recruitment Unit (UPTVET), said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi.

According to report, Zahid, also the rural and regional development minister, said that applications can be made through the website The website is overseen by the Ministry of Human Resources (KSM).

He said the matter was decided through the TVET Council (MTVET) meeting No 3/2023. He chaired the meeting on 5 October, which aims to coordinate applications to avoid duplication.

“UPTVET will be developed to coordinate applications for admission to all TVET institutions, based on the TVET courses the participants are interested in and the institutions they choose,” he said.

Zahid said this at a press conference after chairing the MTVET meeting. Then witnessing the exchange of a memorandum of cooperation on the program between the government, government companies, and private companies.

Previously, applications for admission to TVET institutions were made through websites provided by institutions.

The meeting was attended by MTVET members, involving ministers from 12 ministries, industry figures, and academic figures.

Zahid said the meeting also agreed that all institutions offer courses based on high technology, including renewable energy (RBE). Hence, participants who complete the course meet the job market requirements.

He said the marketability value of TVET graduates currently exceeds 92%. 7.5% continuing their studies at higher levels and following professional courses in the field.

“I hope TVET is made the main choice and the future to overcome the problem of student dropouts and reduce unemployment in the country,” he said.

To increase interest and retain participants following the course, he said KSM would create a funding scheme. This includes giving allowances to the groups involved.

Zahid said he had also instructed the secretariat to prepare a roadmap to translate the policy.

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