The Higher Education Ministry launched the Graduate Employability Blueprint 2012-2017 today with the aim of ensuring graduate employability.
The target is to achieve a minimum of 75 per cent of graduates getting employment upon completing their studies and the ministry has laid out the groundwork towards achieving it.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the objective of the blueprint is to build human capital and create sustainable employability in Malaysia.
“The higher education institutes should fulfill the needs of each specific sector in the country,” he said during the launch.
One of efforts by the ministry under the Blueprint is the Industry Centre of Excellence (ICoE) programme where anchor companies are connected with lead universities that provide human capital.