The Malaysian Government is greatly emphasising on the development of human capital growth as being in the forefront towards the continued development of the country. This development of the human capital is of paramount importance particularly in the context of competing at the international level in today's era of globalisation.
Qualified, knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce is the foundation which determines whether we succeed or fail in achieving our objectives.
The publication “Career Choice and Development in the Skills Profession, A Directory Guide on Technical Education & Vocational Training (TEVT) in Malaysia” by Information Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn. Bhd. (IBN) has come at this crucial juncture.
Not only does the publication serve an important function in that it represents a bridge between education and training providers and recipients, but it also underscore the importance of the potential workforce supplied with the right guidance along with the right information.
Consecutively, the Guide complements the Ministry's efforts in disseminating information on technical & vocational training to the workforce, particularly targeted at those interested in Training, Retraining, and Skills or Abilities Upgrading in the working world.
The Guide also features Malaysian technical & vocational training providers and learning institutions, key people of the training industry and programmes for skills training with the purpose of promoting training opportunities in Malaysia to both the local and international market place.
It further acts as an indispensable guidebook for potential school leavers and working adults who are seeking technical and vocational education, and training opportunities in the country.
As Malaysia gears itself up to be a developed nation by year 2020, a strong manufacturing base has been added to the economy and complements the more mature and existing industries of agriculture, petroleum and mining. Apart from the manufacturing sector, the non-Government services sector has been targeted for greater development.
The Directory Guide serves these economic activities bringing together agencies and organisations into the fold, subsequently adding weight to the publication.