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Polytechnic curriculum reviewed every five years

MELAKA, Oct 1 (Bernama) — The teaching and learning of polytechnic education in the country is reviewed every five years with the cooperation of a panel of advisors from the industry to assess how far the programmes meet the needs of the industry.

Deputy director of the Industry and Community Collaboration Division in the Department of Polytechnic and Community College, M.Azmi Ruzali said this would ensure polytechnics remain relevant as a leader of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) while ensuring suitable job opportunities for students.

He said the review was also important to prepare students for developments in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which require mastery of various technologies and improved skills.

Polytechnics have existed for a long time, but of late, the government wants to empower TVET, so polytechnics have to play their role in meeting the needs or demands of the industry.

We are in the process of empowering the existing curriculum to be in line with the fields of engineering or other certification bodies and the diplomas from the polytechnics are recognised not only by Malaysian Qualifications Agency, but also by the industry, he told Bernama here today.

Earlier, he attended the launch and closing ceremony of the Program ‘Innovation Competition, Conference and Career Exhibition’, second series of Melaka Polytechnic here by chairman of the state Housing, Local Government, Environment and Green Technology committee, Datuk Tey Kok Kiew.

At the event, seven agencies signed the certificate of collaboration with the Melaka Polytechnic.

These were the Melaka Historic City Council, the Melaka Fire and Rescue Department, Composite Technology Research Malaysia, Centre for Advanced Technology Training, Jobs Malaysia, Melaka Department of Orang Asli Development and the Melaka Department of Culture and Arts.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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