About GDVT

People throughout the world regard the words "Made in Germany" as a seal of quality for products. Work-based training has a long tradition in Germany. The German dual vocational training system is the country's crucial pillar for recruiting and obtaining staff. Every year, around two thirds of the year's youth begin dual training as the first step towards their vocational and personal career. In 2013/2014, approximately 522 thousand young people set out on this path in Germany. As a result, Germany has a constant stream of a trained skilled workforce.

The German Dual Vocational Training Programme (GDVT) in Penang is a valuable up-skilling programme and improves the attractiveness of work-based and vocational learning in Malaysia. The programme's aim is to establish "TRAINED IN PENANG" as a new benchmark for high-quality training in Malaysia and the world.

The very nature of the dual system of vocational training means that cooperation between the two learning venues - industry and vocational school - plays a key role in work-based training. The curricula for in-company and vocational school training are therefore developed jointly and coordinated systematically when drafting or modernizing regulations governing training occupations. For example, small and medium-sized enterprises are able to profit from cooperation with other stakeholders in education and training. This involves cooperation between several companies and sometimes, external institutions.

Penang already has this manufacturing ecosystem that this programme can now capitalise on!

Penang Skills and Development Centre (PSDC) Penang Institute

Accredited by

Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC - AHK) Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK)

Supported by

Penang Government