Framework on TVET empowerment-tahfiz required

PUTRAJAYA – The National Skills Development Council (MPKK), at its meeting yesterday, proposed that the Ministry of Human Resources draw up a framework on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Empowerment – Tahfiz to encourage the involvement of more individuals in Islamic-based skills.

Deputy Human Resource Minister Awang Hashim said the meeting also, among others, suggested that the number of accredited centres that implement Islamic-based skills programmes to be increased to match the number of tahfiz centres in the country.

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He said that as of last Oct 31, a total of nine National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) pertaining to Tahfiz Management and Teaching, as well as Mosque Management, had been developed, and skills training for NOSS had been implemented at 22 accredited centres nationwide.

“NOSS will be implemented through the skills training platform at the accredited centres of the Accredited Training Programme System (SlaPB) , as well as skills training using the National Dual Training System (SLDN),” he said in a statement today.

He said it was also decided at the meeting yesterday for the NOSS Document to be used as the main reference for skills training providers in developing a skills training curriculum to produce skilled workers.

The NOSS Document comprises 14 new NOSS and 19 revised NOSS that are developed based on competencies required by the industry, he added.

–BERNAMA