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The readiness of vocational colleges in Malaysia to implement aprenticeship programmed in collaboration with industry

Abd Samad, Noorazman and Harun, Hairuddin and Wan Ahmad, Wan Mohd Rashid and Jalani, Noor Hisham and Abd Baser, Jamil (2013) The readiness of vocational colleges in Malaysia to implement aprenticeship programmed in collaboration with industry. In: Malaysia International Technical HRD & 9th ASIAN Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training Conference 2013, 23-24 October 2013, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak .


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Apprenticeship programme has been identified as the training system to be implemented by Malaysian Vocational Colleges (VC) as a means to rectify the problems faced by industries related to inadequate competencies among young workers. However, the readiness of VC to implement apprenticeship system in National Dual Training System (NDTS) mode is still not yet ascertained. It is important to determine the readiness level to ensure the effective implementation of the apprenticeship programme in collaboration with industry. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to identify the readiness level of VC with regard to the implementation of the apprenticeship programme. The sample of the study will consist of 32 VC that have agreed to implement the programme and the three industries that are piloting the programme. The instrument used in this study include a set of questionnaire, an observation checklist, an interview protocol and also the focus group questionnaire. Expected contribution from the study will include a readiness measure which can be used to evaluate other training institutions and a better understanding of the effectiveness of an apprenticeship programme in Vocational Colleges in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: apprenticeship programme; National Dual Training System; readiness; vocational colleges; Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 08:00
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 08:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4763
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