Not-Up-To-Standard MLVK Centres Being Shut Down

In Sarawak, some 250 accredited Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan (MLVK) centres have been de-listed from the nationwide list as they have failed to meet the training requirements as set by the government. According to Minister of Human Resources Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn, there are currently about 1,600 such centres still providing training programmes to training seekers.

Datuk Dr Fong added that the country needs a pool of highly-skilled human resource in order to stay competitive and be able to move forward on the global front. Graduates with technical skills and knowledge, he said, would normally hold the upper hand as they require shorter time to secure employment as compared to the arts graduates.

At present, the ministry is said to be working towards obtaining international recognition for the MLVK programmes. Meanwhile, INTI College was commended by Datuk Dr Fong for its initiatives carried out to offer extra subjects to the MLVK students ? namely, communication and behavioural skills ? for their four-month industrial training.

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