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IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY OF SKILLS COURSES AT MALAYSIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES. by KAMARUDIN KASIM Department of Community Colleges, MALAYSIA YAHYA DON PhD Northern University of Malaysia International LifeLong Learning Conference 14-15 Nov. 2011 PWTC, KUALA LUMPUR.
SKILLS COURSES AT
MALAYSIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Department of Community Colleges, MALAYSIA
YAHYA DON PhD
Northern University of Malaysia
International LifeLong Learning Conference
14-15 Nov. 2011
PWTC, KUALA LUMPUR
The role of community college is to provide the relevant training and skills acquired for all levels of students.
The Work-Based Learning (WBL) approach in Teaching and Learning (T&L) process is practiced.
To identify the profile impact of respondents towards life long learning concept at all community colleges in Malaysia from the following aspects:
Qualitative research- application of cross-sectional survey method based on questionnaires.
Participants’ attitudes towards LLL concept were influenced by course impacts: job employment opportunities for them (88.7%).
86.5% respondents have reported that LLL skills courses were encouraged by their family.
56.4% respondents agreed that deep concentration is important in studying skills courses.
52.8% respondents were happy to produce the projects with the skills they received (58.4%) and 58.4% reported that the skills have encouraged them to be more creative.
61.6% respondents agreed that skills in Fashion and Tailoring courses helped them to be skilled workers and successful entrepreneur.
The aspect of group learning was not fun and the repondents had shown moderate impact (Mean = 2.97).
(Mean = 2.85).5. IMPACT OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS JOB/work AND LIFE LONG LEARNING ... CONTD
Respondents always refer to the skills they learned in college whenever they face problems at workplace (51.4%);
Respondents were confident that the courses they studied at community colleges will expose them to job employment (88%),
Respondents were confident that the courses in community colleges helped them to be respected, be able to contribute to the community, and are potentially be more successful in the future.
The reinforcement of Lifelong Learning from the aspects of attitude and interest should be given priority to enhance self reliance and confidence among community college graduates