KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be organising two courses in capacity building programmes for TVET instructors as part of the move to strengthen technical and vocational education training (TVET) and skills training within the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) region.

The TVET Training Methodology and Quality Management System for Automotive under the IMT-GT Working Group On Human Resource Development will be conducted by the Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) in Shah Alam, Selangor from Feb 17 to 21. 

“Participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will take part in the course,” said a statement from the Human Resources Ministry today.

IMT-GT is a sub-regional cooperation initiative formed in 1993 by the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to accelerate economic and social transformation in less developed provinces. Since its formation, IMT-GT has grown in geographic scope and activities to encompass more than 83 million people.

It is now comprising 14 provinces in southern Thailand, eight states of Peninsular Malaysia, and the 10 provinces of Sumatra in Indonesia.

In addition, the initiatives developed through various working groups under IMT-GT complement the Asean Economic Community Blueprint by serving as a test-bed before the wider implementation of regional initiatives. Since its inception, CIAST has conducted 100 international courses and has trained a total of 1,063 international participants on TVET capacity building programmes. – Bernama