Employability skills are an especially vital attribute for TVET graduates with regard to career readiness. Nevertheless, many studies have noted the gap between TVET graduates’ employability skills and industry needs.
In Malaysia, industries are an integral part of the TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) ecosystem that develops competent graduates who benefit the nation and industry. It is vitally important to understand industry’s perspective of TVET issues in Malaysia, as this will help policymakers to plan effective strategies for competitive TVET. The question is: What are the main issues and challenges facing TVET in Malaysia? A series of in-depth interviews involving 6 industry panels was conducted to investigate the issues and challenges of TVET in Malaysia and to come up with suggestions for improvement.