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Participation of SME in manufacturing in national dual training system

Tomiran, Kamaludin (2010) Participation of SME in manufacturing in national dual training system. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Pendidikan Kejuruteraan dan Keusahawanan 2010, 25-26 September 2010, Kota Bahru, Kelantan.


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The National Dual Training System (NDTS) is a system that was adopted from European country which is structured with two learning environment in dual training. This training system would be able help to resolve the issue of incompatibility of skilled workers in order to meet the needs of the industries. On the contrary, many SMEs were not aware of the advantages due to several factors. NDTS allowed the practical or hands-on training to be conducted in the industry while the theoretical work would be carried out in the learning institution. The main aim of government introduced the NDTS was to produce 31,500 skilled workers by 2010 trained with the new approach. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the significant factors that influenced SMEs in manufacturing sector to participate in the NDTS. The study made use of quantitative and qualitative methods whereby the data were collected through survey questionnaire and interview. The survey had been conducted within the mechanical as well as electrical and electronic industry where some of them had been briefed on the implementation of NDTS. This research would be focusing on Motivation, Human Resource Development (HRD) and Culture as well as Pragmatics. Out of 403 questionnaires inclusive of mailed, emailed and walked-in, only 161 were returned. Hence making the response rate were 39.9 percent. The finding proved that the key factors that influence SMEs were cost implication, lack of promotion by Department of Skill Development (DSD), lack of guidance and downstream activities by DSD, company's reluctance to release their coaches and lack of management commitment in the company also cited high labor turnover, lack of knowledge about how to train and limited resources, as some of the reasons for no training. Research findings suggested that DSD needed to further encourage, promote, guide, reward and continually support on allowances of the trainees. In conclusion, three factors cost, promotion and guidance are found to be the most influential in determining participations of SMEs in NDTS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD59-59.6 Public relations. Industrial publicity
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 04:16
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3163
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