The recent Malaysia Education & TVET Awards 2023 event held in Kuala Lumpur saw a total of 50 education institutions and professionals recognised for their outstanding leadership and achievements in the industry. The prestigious 2nd edition of the awards ceremony was organised by ‘Education + TVET Asia’ Publications. The awards were meant to be from the industry, by the industry and presented to the industry’s outstanding and deserving institutions and businesses.
‘Education + TVET Asia’, an approved publication by Kementerian Dalam Negeri, is a unique publication that features the best in education, training, TVET and service providers to the industry. It covers the industry’s personalities, institutions and trends with highly informative contents.
According to Lee Seng Chee, the Managing Editor of the media, the awards ceremony is organised to honour outstanding SME education institutions, best TVET institutions and boutique education service providers in Malaysia. He also said that the event is envisaged to be an annual affair in the region’s education events calendar.
“For this year’s event, the organisers received some 232 nominations from universities, colleges, schools, home schools, training centres, language centres, skills and vocational centres, enrichment and tuition centres, preschools, trainers, instructors and coaches, IT and technology providers. The panel of judges consisting of education and training professionals plus media professionals chose 50 winners.”
The ceremony was officiated by YB Tuan Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Human Resources Malaysia. He lauded the efforts of the organisers for bringing together the educational professionals in the country especially those from the TVET sector. He also welcomed more TVET players to further promote TVET education in the country as it is often perceived to be an unattractive option for school leavers. YB Mustapha said that the TVET education is the key to raising a skilled workforce for country’s stability and economic development.
The awards criteria included leadership, productivity, innovativeness, sustainability, brand excellence, programme excellence, service excellence, product excellence and new start-up excellence.
The award recipients include Giatmara Malaysia, Kolej Yayasan Felda, Sarawak Skills Development Centre, Kolej Vokasional (Pertanian) Teluk Intan Perak, UNITAR, UNIMAS, UNIMAP and TNB Integrated Learning Solutions (ILSAS).
Malaysia Education & TVET Awards 2023 was held in conjunction with ASEAN HR Awards 2023 by HrHub.my. Among the distinguished guests were Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Chairman of Felda, Dato’ Musa Sheikh Fadzir, Chairman of GIATMARA Malaysia, Dato’ Mohd Banuri Aris, General Manager of Yayasan Felda, Hallman Bin Sabri, Executive Director of Sarawak Skills Group of Learning Institutions, and Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, President and Founder of the Management & Science University.
The event was represented by owners of universities and colleges, professionals, entrepreneurs and stakeholders of the industry.