PERSEPSI GURU PELATIH TERHADAP PELAKSANAAN SERENTAK SISTEM SIJIL KEMAHIRAN MALAYSIA DI UTHM
Keywords:Simultaneous implementation of MSC, practical knowledge, technical skills, group project implementation.
Malaysian Skills Certificate (MSC) is a skill program that was introduced to strengthen the empowerment of skills. The aim of this study was to identify the perceptions of teachers on the implementation of simultaneous MSC at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in the aspect of practical knowledge, technical skills and project implementation MSC group. The design of this study is a survey research. A total of 70 respondents were selected through purposive sampling method. The respondents consisted of training teachers from Bachelor of Vocational Education (Building Construction) of Cohorts Three in February 2013/2014 session intake who are currently undergoing the MSC Level 2 course at the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FPTV), UTHM. Researchers used questionnaires to obtain feedback from respondents. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistic. Conclusions from the data analysis showed that students had practical knowledge (mean score = 3.01), technical skills (mean score = 3.08) and group MSC project implementation (mean score = 3.32) during simultaneous implementation of MSC. Overall, the mean score interpretation is at a high level.