JPK is the government agency responsible for promoting and coordinating the strategy and skills training programs in line with efforts to strengthen skills. Through Skills Malaysia agenda announced under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) by the Prime Minister on 11th January 2011, the Government intends to achieve a 50 per cent highly skilled workforce by 2020. To spur this effort, the Government has recognized the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) for the purpose of entry into the 13 public service schemes.
In an effort to mainstream skills training in Malaysia, carnival and skills competitions were organized to promote areas of new and existing skills; attracting school leavers to change the negative perception of skills training. Thus, it is expected that people are now more confident in choosing skills training as a career option and thus contribute to the effort to generate high-income economy.
JPK plays the role of evaluating training needs with: -
- Implement national training certification program
- Promoting Skills Training System
- Assist and enhance individual skills
- Guide learning / research skills training
- Develop, approve and review the National Skills Standards
- Coordinate and control the implementation of skills training in order to produce K-workers for employment and recognition at national and International level.
- Research and develope work standard of competence and expertise to improve the quality of skilled human resources to contribute towards the continued economic growth of the country.
- Producing K-workers for employment and recognition at national and international levels.
NOSS is a document that outlines the skills required by skilled workers working in Malaysia for a field and level of employment and the path to achieve these skills. Each accredited center should develop appropriate training curriculum and meet industry requirements. Therefore, the development of training curriculum should be NOSS based.
NOSS stands for the National Occupational Skills Standard or National Occupational Skills Standards.
STRUCTURE OF MALAYSIAN SKILLS CERTIFICATION
Skills Certification is recognized by the industry in Malaysia. Malaysian Skills Certification provides an attractive career path and personal development which is on par with career based on academic qualifications. Its able to produce skilled workers who are trained and qualified to enhance the competitiveness of local industries in the world market.