Polytechnic and Community College Intake
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at Polytechnics was first introduced in Malaysia through the establishment of its first Polytechnic, Ungku Omar Polytechnic in Ipoh under the United Nations Development Plan in 1969. TVET was strengthened with the recommendation of the Cabinet Committee on education in 1979 and The first National Industrial Master Plan (1985–1995). All the plans, including the recommendation of the Cabinet Committee on training (1991), have enabled the establishment of more Polytechnics as well as the addition of study programs in the fields of engineering, trade and services.
On 20 November 2009, the Cabinet approved a Memorandum from the Minister of Higher Education related to the Polytechnic Transformation Roadmap. Apart from that, the Cabinet on 26 March 2010 considered a Memorandum from the Minister of Higher Education which agreed to establish ten METrO Polytechnics, four polytechnics in the 9th MP and six polytechnics in the 10th MP. The concept of establishing and implementing community colleges in each parliamentary constituency was agreed by the Cabinet on 5 July 2000. However, in 2005 the Cabinet reconsidered the concept and agreed to establish community colleges based on local needs. In 2007, the Cabinet agreed to make community colleges a hub for Lifelong Learning. Further, in 2014, the Cabinet took note of the implementation of the Lifelong Islamic Education (PISH) program in community colleges.
To strengthen the role of Polytechnics and Community Colleges in the field of education and training, the Cabinet on 24 March 2017 has approved the merger of Polytechnics and Community Colleges in one department. The new organizational structure of the Department of Polytechnic Education and Community Colleges (JPPKK) was approved by the Public Service Department (JPA) on 23 February 2018.
Polytechnic and Community College Student Recruitment Portal
Applications for admission to Polytechnics and Community Colleges are managed by the Student Recruitment and Development Division, Department of Polytechnic Education and Community Colleges (JPPKK), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Further information on the application, application status, offer letter and appeal for admission to Polytechnics and Community Colleges can be obtained by visiting the following official website: http://ambilan.mypolycc.edu.my
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