Vocational Studies Can Revive Traditional Trades and Heritage Gems
By Bernard Loke
MALAYSIAN FAMILIES are typically accustomed to thinking that vocational studies are designed for students who do not excel in a classroom setting – and the classroom-based academic approach which predominates Malaysian education does not help. This social stigma continues to widen the disconnect between academic and vocational education.Vocational training is typically geared towards fields such as construction, automation, fashion design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and cosmetology, and is, in truth, an integral component in the education system. It is a...
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