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Asia Foundation Spotlights Evolution of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Malaysia

January 23, 2023 — Penang Monthly, a publication owned by the Penang Institute, features an article co-authored by The Asia Foundation’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) expert Nadya Subramaniam on how the TVET system in Malaysia has shifted notably towards efforts to streamline governance and improve collaboration with industry players.

TVET IN MALAYSIA originated from the colonial and early post-colonial governments’ need for trained and skilled manpower to run state agencies and projects. Over the last few decades, the TVET system has shifted notably towards efforts to collaborate with industry players. The Ministries of Education, Higher Education and Human Resources have been the more recognised public faces in matters of TVET.

Related locations: Malaysia
Related topics: Future Skills Alliance, The Future of Work

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