PUTRAJAYA, The ability of GIATMARA students to participate in world-class competitions proves that the institution is now on par with other institutions offering Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Programmes.
Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun said GIATMARA, once considered ‘small’ and underrated, was now gaining popularity due to its achievement in producing industry-recognised trainees.
GIATMARA was once viewed as a place of learning that was not widely accepted by the people, but that perception has changed and it has now become more widely accepted, while many former students of the training centre have high-paying jobs, she said.
She was speaking at a ceremony to celebrate the nine students and TVET experts under the ministry who will represent the country at the World Skills Competition (WSC) to be held from Aug 22-27 in Kazan, Russia.
Five of the participants are GIATMARA students, while the other four are experts or lecturers from TVET institutions under the ministry who will provide guidance to the Malaysian participants in the competition.
They will join 20 national participants at the WSC to compete with 63 countries in the 56 fields to be contested.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)