EXPLORING DOMAINS AND ELEMENTS FOR BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCY AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

  • Noorazman Abd Samad UTHM
  • Wan Mohd Rashid Wan Ahmad UTHM
  • Lai Chee Sern UTHM
  • Siti Noor Fazelah Mohd Noor UTHM
  • & Hairuddin Harun UTHM
Keywords: Employability skills, competency, Delphi technique, private training centre

Abstract

Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) system is crucial in producing skilled workers who can command high incomes, which in turn will help Malaysia achieve the developed nation status by the year 2020. There is a mismatch between the graduates produced by the Public Skills Training Institutes in Malaysia and the competent workforce required by the industry. Therefore, this study aims to explore the domains and elements that can help automotive industry trainees acquire behavioural competence and employability skills. The Delphi technique is used to explore the domains and elements that contribute towards the integration programme for the Public Skills Training Institutes (PTSIs) and Private Training Centres (PTCs)  involved in churning out automotive industry trainees. Analysis of interview data from the two rounds of the Delphi study indicates that 12 domains  contribute to shaping behavioural competence and employability skills, namely governance; framework of qualifications; standard of competence; supplier of skill standards; delivery; industrial relations; experience of industrial work;  twinning programmes;  community service programmes; curriculum-based industrial visits; and educational entrepreneurship.

Author Biographies

Noorazman Abd Samad, UTHM
Engineering Education. Lecturer
Wan Mohd Rashid Wan Ahmad, UTHM
Engineering Education
Lai Chee Sern, UTHM
UTHM
Siti Noor Fazelah Mohd Noor, UTHM
TESL
& Hairuddin Harun, UTHM
Engineering Education
Published
2018-06-28
How to Cite
Abd Samad, N., Wan Ahmad, W. M. R., Sern, L. C., Mohd Noor, S. N. F., & Harun, & H. (2018). EXPLORING DOMAINS AND ELEMENTS FOR BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCY AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 10(1). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/1515
Section
Articles