INTERNEXIA IN COLLABORATION WITH NCER AND BPTV HELD THE CONVOCATION AT SUNGAI PETANI SCHOOL FOR 36 CANDIDATES WHO WERE AWARDED DUAL CERTIFICATES IN JPK VTO (VOCATIONAL TRAINING OFFICER) AND C&G (CITY AND GUILDS, UK) ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN TEACHING, TRAINING AND ASSESSING LEARNING. THE FIRST OF ITS KIND PROGRAMME IN MALAYSIA OFFERS IN-SERVICE TEACHERS A FAST-TRACK ROUTE TO A HIGHLY PRIZED INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION AND LOCALLY RECOGNISED VTO STATUS. WITH THEIR NEAR-100% SUCCESS RATE, INTERNEXIA HOPES TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO HELP REALISE THE VISION MALAYSIA HAS FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING.
Internexia collaborated with NCIA (Northern Corridor Implementation Authority) to train 36 in-service teachers under the Technical and Vocational Education Division (BPTV). We offered dual certificates, JPK VTO and C&G Advance Diploma. Internexia mapped the C&G syllabus to the VTO requirements whilst also reducing the study time. Internexia exceeded their KPI of 80% pass rate by achieving over 94%.
NCER (Northern Corridor Implementation Authority) is committed to achieving growth with social equity and balanced development, distributed across the region. ‘Prosper thy neighbour’ is NCER’s guiding principle in the implementation of economic policies and activities. BPTV (Technical and Vocational Education Division) supported the project from the start as statistics show that about 70 percent of school leavers do not go on to further studies or training. Hence they lack the required basic knowledge, skills and technical know-how for entry into careers with a future.
Working closely with JPK (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran) Internexia ensured their mapping of the VTO course against the equivalent C&G Advanced Diploma satisfied all necessary local requirements. C&G (City & Guilds, UK) aim is to improve the employability of vocational learners. Two million learners work towards one of their qualifications every year. C&G has come a long way since they were founded in 1878. Today, City & Guilds work with over 10,000 centres and training providers in 80 countries around the world, offering more than 500 qualifications across 28 industries.
Internexia believes that competency-based or outcome-based training, based on “doing” and “being able to do” rather than just “knowing” will prove to be both an attractive proposition for prospective candidates and deliver the high quality graduates that organisations and corporate businesses demand. It has been estimated that Malaysia will need at least 3.3 million skilled workers over the coming decade to meet the needs of local industry, and deepening of the pool of skilled workers is essential if Malaysia is to keep pace. The MoE has identified a skills shortage in a number of areas that Internexia’s Vocational Up-Skilling programmes address. Internexia is proud to be able to contribute to the transformation of all communities at all levels of abilities in line with Malaysia’s target of developed nation status by 2020.