Personal Knowledge Management Capability of Apprentices in Malaysian Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Iszurin Sha’ari, Norliya Ahmad Kassim, Kasmarini Baharuddin


The purpose of the study is to investigate the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) capability of apprentices in a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institute. This study was conducted at the Institut Latihan Perindustrian Kuala Lumpur (ILP-KL) due to its maturity and long existence in Malaysia’s TVET landscape. A quantitative research survey method was employed and questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 234 apprentices of ILP-KL. Data gathered from the survey was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) application. The finding indicated an average mean score of 3.901 for PKM capability. Differences on PKM capability were compared from the selected demographic group of gender, age, region of origin and education level. The results of Mann-Whitney U Test and Kruskal-Wallis Test indicated that the perception on Personal Knowledge Management Capability (PKMC) differs among the age group. The findings in this study led to the notion that ILP-KL has positive room for improvement to be made further in its apprentices’ personal knowledge management initiatives. The study is also able to furnish the institution with details on areas or dimensions that could be effectively strategized for improving initiative and efforts.

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