Oleh : Zahemi
Hulu Langat. 4 March: MARA-Japan Industrial Institute (MJII) and Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) Kuantan take lead in affirming the international accreditation as an effective mechanism for quality improvement in TVET qualification among MARA-TVET colleges when both are awarded with GOLD Award by the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification (APACC) at MJII Beranang conferment ceremony today by the President of APACC, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane.
Describing the process of meeting the requirement as not an easy task, the Director of Vocational and Technical Department (BKT), Mr. Mahzan Teh reiterates the recognition will accolade great branding impact and put thrust to MARA-TVET education system for better employability and confidence from the society towards TVET institutions.
“In order to sustain the continual improvement for excellence for TVET institutions, we have to comply with 7 main areas required by APACC which are Governance and Management, Teaching and Learning, Human Resource, Research and Development, Image and Sustainability, and Other Resources and Support to Students in order to be awarded” he stated
The GOLD award accreditation are in recognition for their remarkable outstanding achievement evaluation in all 7 areas with excellent quality in Support to Students and Human Resources categories. Both colleges are lauded for providing a thorough and effective industrial training and educational experience to their students and using the best high-technology equipment in instruction and training with very conducive facilities and adequacy of services.
Each accreditation whivh valid for four years and Mahzan Teh is already in full gear to ensure three other MARA-TVET colleges, KKTM Ledang, KKTM Kemaman and IKM Bintulu will receive equal recognition in the near future. This strategic thrust in tapping into foreign technology is in accord with MARA Vocational and Technical Division, 2018-2028 Roadmap Transformation.
The implementing agency for accreditation, APACC which is sheltered under the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) provides an effective mechanism for quality improvement for being centre of excellence for TVET in Asia and the Pacific region.