INDUSTRY IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THE COLLABORATION TALENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME

Nur Azreen Binti Hamidi1,*, Nor Anisah Binti Mohd Saad2 , Hamimah Binti Hj. Salleh3





ABSTRACT

Collaboration opportunities between the Department of Polytechnic Studies and Community Colleges (JPPKK) and industry provide opportunities to develop skills in education and lecturer training, form a generation of students, acquire and take knowledge of innovation and technology transfer as well as promote entrepreneurship (start-up). This industry collaboration is closely related to Study Program Development, Curriculum Development, Module Development, Lecturer Training, and Student Digital Technology Skills Development. The most important terms of collaboration are industry-based curriculum development and module development. The Industry Impact Assessment Study of the collaboration NBOS-TVET Talent Development in Digital Technology-Modular Diploma under the 11th RMK (2016- 2020) aims to deliver the results of the study on the outcome as outlined in the planning and implementation of the project. This study is a mixed-method study that involves both quantitative and qualitative methods. The advantage of this combined study can produce more comprehensive and ideal findings. The data collection method involved secondary data obtained from 16 institutions that implement the Diploma in Information Technology (Digital Technology) (DDT) and Diploma in Digital Creative Technology (DCT) programs as well as the JPPKK headquarters. The collection of secondary data is through working papers, meeting minutes, reporting, and frameworks to strengthen the findings and prove the implementation of the program. Data findings show that for the DCT program, the number of industries that collaborated from 2017 to 2020 was as many as 7 industries involving an expenditure of RM 79,000.00. DDT program, the number of industries that collaborated in 2017 was as many as 6 industries involving an expenditure of RM30,000.00. DCT program, the number of industry experts who provided consultation in 2017 to 2020 is as many as 7 industries involving an expenditure of RM58,000.00. DDT program, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) signed a Note Of Collaboration (NOC) in 2017 involving an expenditure of RM1,600.00. Creative Content City Guild (CCIG) has signed a Note Of Collaboration (NOU) involving an expenditure of RM800.00. The total expenditure allocation for the entire Evaluation Indicator for Industry Collaboration is as much as RM81,400.00 equivalent to 0.53% of the entire financial allocation of RM15.5 million. The total number of industries that have collaborated with the institution reached 63 industries. The institution is expected to expand its collaboration network with more industries to empower industry-based curriculum development efforts   


Keywords:

 Industry Curriculum TVET