Fanning Students’ Vocation for Vocational Education

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Fanning Students’ Vocation for Vocational Education

For most Malaysian school leavers, a Technical & Vocational course would probably not be their first choice when embarking on tertiary education. This is due to the misconception that working in the Technical & Vocational industry does not offer the same living standards as white-collared professions do. According to sms tracker free android reports, only 10 per cent of Malaysian secondary school students are enrolled in Technical & Vocational courses. This is lower than in other developed countries such as Germany and Austria where enrolment in vocational education is between 50 to 80 per cent!

To engage our students’ interest in this field of study; R.E.A.L Schools National, Cheras Campus organizes the ‘Technical & Vocational Week’ every year to expose students to the fundamental aspects of vocational education and dismiss the perception that this line of work is inferior compared to being a professional like a doctor, lawyer or engineer. This year’s Technical & Vocational Week (which involved all Form 1 to Form 5 students) adopted the theme of “Technical & Vocational Education as the Catalyst for Creative and Innovative Talent”.

Among the objectives of this year’s edition include motivating students’ interest in vocational school subjects such as Kemahiran Hidup, cell phone snoop Prinsip Perakaunan and Ekonomi Asas & Perdagangan. It also served as a medium for budding students to showcase their creative and innovative talents. With character being a cornerstone of R.E.A.L’s 5C core values, Technical & Vocational Week was a perfect platform to foster exemplary character values. This time around, the message was on the importance of recycling and cultivating this practice among our youths.

In line with the event theme, a scrapbooking competition was held for Form 1 to Form 3 students. There was also a competition which catered to Form 2 and Form 3 students with the technical know-how and skills in assembling electronic components. The Form 4 and Form 5 students on the other hand, were given the opportunity to exercise their entrepreneurial skills by throwing a food & drinks sale. Added to the mix was an exhibition which displayed the students’ handiwork throughout the week.

Overall, the latest round of the Technical & Vocational Week was deemed a success, thanks to the students’ wholehearted participation and positive response towards all the activities organized. As we look ahead, it is hoped that Technical & Vocational education would gradually be more appealing and seen in a more positive light by the younger generation as the country seeks to bolster this particular industry. Moving forward, students need to be equipped with not only knowledge but skills in order to be more open and versatile when exploring future career options.

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