Roles of Community College for Community Development in Malaysia: Entrepreneurship Education Program

  • Wan Naliza Wan JaafarEmail author
  • Takayoshi Maki
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This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of community college in Malaysia in playing its roles as alternative pathway for community development particularly through entrepreneurship education programs. Community college in Malaysia aims to be leading TVET institutions in line with government’s desire to mainstream TVET with the purpose for the realization of high-income economy. It is acknowledged that courses offered by community college have impressive outcomes in terms of income before and after enrolling in courses as well as participants’ knowledge and skills and also entrepreneurial intentions and potential. Through review of related documents and informal conversational interview with community college officers to deepen understanding about related documents, authors discuss present status of community college roles in contributing to economic development through learning opportunities of community college and entrepreneurship education. Most important is community college has bright potentials in creating positive entrepreneurship environment in Malaysia by producing courageous individuals.


Malaysia Community development Entrepreneurship education TVET 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bukit Sagu Secondary SchoolKuantanMalaysia
  2. 2.Graduate School for International Development and CooperationHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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