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Abstract

Policy makers, administrators and educators in the field of technical vocational education and training (TVET) all agree that TVET plays an important role in the economic and social development of a nation. In this paper TVET refers to vocational oriented education and training aimed at equipping graduates with the necessary occupational skills and standards for the economy, industry and the community at large. The main reference of this paper is the TVET system at the level of the polytechnics and community colleges. Although TVET programs are also offered by the school system and other government agencies, the scope of the discussions is confined to the two institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education.

Keywords

Community College Lifelong Learning Technical Education Entrepreneurial Education Community College Student 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Bin Idris
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  1. 1.Department of Polytechnic and Community College EducationMinistry of Higher EducationTawauMalaysia

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