A Special Report by Malaysian
Global Business Forum
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2018 - Graduates of Malaysia's Technical and Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) programme continues to benefit from continuous
support from one of Malaysia's leading Exploration and Production (E&P)
company, the Sapura Energy Berhad (SEB).
SEB, under the leadership of its
chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin, is a dedicated
supporter of TVET programme as evident in the numerous TVET graduates the
company employed in the oil and gas services that made up its team of highly
skilled multinational workforce of over 13,000 people in more than 20
Sapura Energy joined the league of
many Malaysian-based multinational that employs local TVET graduates in line
with the country aim to move up the ladder in becoming a high-income nation.
SEB has actively been involved in
taking in TVET graduates to join its league of skilled highly paid work as seen
it its recent employment drive for TVET in September this year at Kolej
Kemahiran Tinggi MARA in Kemaman, Terengganu.
Among the job SEB offered were in
Structure Fabrication, Piping Fabrication, Mechanical, Welding, Rigging,
Scaffolding, Blasting Painting, Construction and Quality, all which offers
thousand of ringgit in monthly salary for TVET graduates.
SEB dedication in employing highly-skilled
and technically capable TVET graduates is in line with its image as an
entrepreneurially-led, technically competent and trusted global oil and gas
Fifty-nine percent of SEB employees
are aged between 31 and 45 years old, while 21 per cent are between 20 and 30
years old, while the remaining 20 percent are those aged over 45 years old.
It employs 35 nationalities, with
70 percent of the workforce are male an 30 percent women, 18 percent of its
management are held by women, while 29 percent of the skilled workforce
(combinations of technical and professional expertise such as engineers,
accounts, managers and HR executive) are women.
According to the Education
Ministry's Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education), there will be an
increase in demand for an additional 1.3 million Technical and Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) workers by 2020 in the 12 National Key Economic
Areas identified under the government's Economic Transformation Programme.
Under the 2019 Budget, the
government through Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has set up a RM30 million TVET
fund to create a more competitive environment as well as training programmes to
fulfil industry need.
TVET programmes in the country are
offered at certificate, diploma and degree levels by seven ministries that
include the Education Ministry, which offers the most TVET programmes to the
highest number of students.
It is estimated that 98,000
students sign up yearly to enrol in TVET programmes at 34 polytechnic
institutions in the nation.
An estimated 1.5 million jobs are
expected by 2020, of which 60 per cent will require TVET skills, an employment
sector where SEB sits.
The government has also decided
that there is a need to lessen the nation's dependency on foreign workers and
this opens up even more opportunities to TVET graduates.
TVET offers a rich array of
programmes in many fields including automotive, culinary arts, electronics,
engineering, entrepreneurship and journalism. It involves learning in class and
hands-on training, which provide knowledge and skills for employment.
TVET students are equipped with
specific skills in a specific field. Early exposure to practical and
on-the-job-training ready them for the workplace.
With a renewed focus
and direction given by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to fulfil the
national agenda of Vision 2020, TVET education strives to provide a skilled
Malaysian workforce which can benefit the industry.
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