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Kangan Institute forging ahead in East Malaysia

Kangan Institute is continuing to develop strong partnerships in South East Asia. The Institute was recently guests of the 2013 Malaysia International Technical Human Resource Development Conference held in East Malaysia.

Themed 'Vision to Action: Planning in Technical Vocational Education Training - Global Practices, Future Trends and Employability', the two-day conference aimed to impart the latest trends on current issues in human resource development, in particular, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

The conference also sought to share knowledge and experiences on TVET and other human resource development issues amongst the public and private sectors, training providers, academics/educators, and to forge new business relationships with other players in the sector.

Kangan Institute's senior international project manager Beverley Jefferies presented a paper on Industry Engagement and Developing Vocational Competence of VET Practitioners along with renowned speakers from Malaysia, Australia, Germany, International Labour Organization (ILO) - Switzerland, United States of America and India.

The conference attracted over 400 delegates from Malaysia and abroad- policy makers, managers, principals, researchers, educators, human resources practitioners, administrators and planners.

A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was attended by the Malaysian Chief Minister of Sarawak and key ministers, including the Minister for Community Welfare.

General manager Client Services Kelly Townson was delighted to represent Kangan Institute and cement the partnership with Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS) or Sarawak Skills Development Centre (SSDC), where the Institute has delivered two TAE teacher training sessions to 50 East Malaysian VET trainers and with more delivery partnerships signalled to come.

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