PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (image) in the present day gave assurance that the wage adjustment for technical career within the public service might be given precedence within the Public Service Remuneration System (SSPA) research.
Talking on the Nationwide Technical Occupation Day 2023 celebration right here, Anwar stated his presence on the occasion was to recognise the position of technical professionals in keeping with the present scenario and financial development.
“The standing of the technical career has been uplifted and change into very essential. According to the popularity, I’ve additionally given my dedication that the wage adjustment for the technical career might be given correct consideration,” he stated.
Accordingly, Anwar, who can be the Finance Minister, requested the technical career governing physique to submit affordable enter referring to wage adjustment by way of the SSPA.
Since 2018, the Nationwide Technical Occupation Day has been celebrated yearly on the primary Saturday of December as an appreciation and recognition of the companies contributed by the technical career within the nationwide growth panorama.
In the meantime, Anwar reiterated the decision for personal corporations and government-linked corporations (GLCs) to boost cooperation with technical and vocational training and coaching (TVET) establishments by sharing their experience and abilities in keeping with the wants of the business.
He additionally instructed Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Tenaga Nasional Bhd amongst others to get entangled immediately in TVET coaching.
“TM (for instance) is aware of the necessity for the kind of coaching that must be given, and it’s best for them to assist handle and prepare the scholars (at TVET establishments),” he stated, including that 64 non-public corporations and GLCs have been working carefully with TVET establishments up to now.
Anwar stated the folks’s notion of TVET is now completely different as a result of the consumption of diploma college students for TVET programmes beneath the Ministry of Increased Schooling has elevated from 58,424 college students in 2021 to 85,535 college students in 2022.
“The coaching of technical professionals could be very essential and must be addressed. TVET must be improved as a result of 97 per cent of TVET graduates now get employed with a median beginning wage of round RM2,000,” he stated.
Anwar additionally emphasised efforts to enhance TVET graduates’ extra abilities in sure fields as a result of it could enhance their wage fee.
“A wage of RM2,000 is inadequate in the present day, but when they (TVET graduates) attended additional talent coaching, just like the one given by Petronas in Sarawak or different coaching centres in Sabah, the wage can simply enhance from RM2,000 to a minimal of RM3,500 to RM5,000…and in response to Petronas, for welding talent, the wage can attain as much as RM7,000,” he added. – BERNAMA