This article examined the constraints in venturing into entrepreneurship based on the perceptions of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students in Malaysia. The findings were collected through a quantitative study that involved 1000 students from eight selected public TVET institutions in Peninsular Malaysia. Overall, the study found that the level of constraints faced by respondents to venture into entrepreneurship was moderate. There was no significant difference in perception in terms of constraint in venturing into entrepreneurship between certificate level respondents and diploma level respondents. However, the study found significant differences on perception in entrepreneurship constraints between respondents with family/parents that have been involved in business activities and those with family/parents without any business-related background. Next. the study also found significant differences on perception in entrepreneurship constraints between respondents who have experience in business activities while pursuing studies in their institutions and those who have never been involved in any business activity. In summary, venturing into entrepreneurship was seen as a realistic option fin TVET students in Malaysia considering the specific individual skills that they possessed. Nevertheless, more integrated and effective support system could be developed together in order to reduce the constraints that ca11 undermine their willingness to venture into entrepreneurship in the future.
Keywords: Constraints, TVET students, Entrepreneurship, TVET institution, TVET entrepreneur
Date of Input: 27/08/2019 | Updated: 27/08/2019 | nm_aini
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan