Readiness to be K-workers among Students of Engineering Education Institution in Malaysia

Mohd Yusop Ab.Hadi, Jailani Mohd Yunos, Noraini Kaprawi


Malaysia is a developing country and has been constructed a nation vision where the vision is to conceptualize the country become an industrial country in year 2020. Thus the country pertaining to calisthenics enough k-workers in sequence to fulfill human resources demand especially for industrial sector. However, industries organizational might be facing problems in getting k-worker pertinent with industrial needs.  Therefore, getting and preparing   k-worker is a challenge to engineering education institution. The aim of this research conducted is to identify the readiness of engineering education students to be emerged as competent k-workers in order to fulfill industrial needs. 638 of last semester engineering education students are randomly chosen as respondents.  Eighty nine (89) items of readiness to be k-worker was validated by industrial authorities are applied for research instrument. Reliability of the instrument is 0.957. The finding shows that the level of students readiness is high but most of itemizes level of readiness could be increase to higher level and eight (8) itemizes founded fall into moderate level.

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