Technical courses at technical colleges and adult education centers must be expanded

JELI: The Department of Polytechnics and Community College Education (JPPKK) is actively running promotions to attract more Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to enroll and study in technical fields offered by the Department.

His Deputy Director General (Governance) Kamaludin Daud (Picture) said the move followed a declining trend in the number of students enrolling at such institutions since last year, and for this reason the department also held demonstrations and exhibitions of skills to showcase the potential of colleges and vocational schools .

“Statistics released last year by the Bureau of Statistics showed that 72 percent of SPM school leavers did not apply to college (IPT) or educational institutions.

“After that, we decided to engage in a collaboration with industry stakeholders to discuss what we can offer, alongside gathering inputs from the stakeholders on what the industry needs to fulfill the job market,” he said.

He told reporters after attending the opening of the Jeli Kelantan Polytechnic (PJK) Agro Food Security Hub here today, which was also attended by State Department of Fisheries Director Dr. Erniyta Osman, attended.

Kamarudin said the two programs offered by PJK are Diploma in Agrotechnology and Diploma in Aquaculture, which can help improve food security in the country.

“Food security is important for the country because people will benefit equally from the food sources,” he added. -Bernama Technical courses at technical colleges and adult education centers must be expanded

Tom Vazquez

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