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The Emerging Roles of Coaches in the Malaysian Dual Training System

Othman , Ahmad and Abdullah, Nor Hazana and Shamsudin, Alina and Sulaiman , Mohamad (2011) The Emerging Roles of Coaches in the Malaysian Dual Training System. International Education Studies, 4 (1). pp. 154-160. ISSN 1913-9020

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Abstract

This paper discusses the new task of industry personnel as coaches in the National Dual Training System (NDTS), a newly introduced training initiative for producing k-workers in Malaysia. The decision to introduce this initiative was made by the Malaysian Cabinet on the 19th May 2004 with the hope that it will resolve the issue of skilled workers being produced, but not meeting the needs of the industry. The initiative began in 2005 for four skill sets, i.e., manufacturing tools (tool and dies), automatic control process, automotive mechanics and plant operations. In this new system, the industry plays an important role to ensure 70 percent of the training is carried out at the workplace and the rest 30 percent of the training will be carried out at the training institution premises. After completion of the four semester program, apprentices are awarded the NDTS k-Worker Certificate. Since the industry personnel plays a greater role than before through the newly introduced system, the understanding of new tasks of industry personnel as coaches to the apprentices is explored. The analysis of literature shows that different levels of personnel, i.e., executive, supervisory and senior technician require different skill sets in carrying out the coaching tasks. Based on this requirement, therefore, the potential enhancement programs required to equip these personnel with necessary skills can be developed

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers and administrators
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Zuhra Zainuddin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 01:35
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 01:35
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3226
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