Polytechnic education began in Malaysia with establishment of the Ungku Omar Polytechnic, Ipoh (1969) under the United Nations Development Plan.  The need to provide wider access to technical education and training for the country was given prominence by the Cabinet Committee on Education in 1979 and in the First National Industrial Plan (1985-1995).  Polytechnic acts as the leading TVET institution which offers programmes that cater the demands of semi-professional workfoce in engineering, commerce and service sectors. 

JPP functions to formulate policy and sets the direction of polytechnic education in developing human capital in technical, trade and service sectors.  JPP collaborates with Skills Johor to provide training programmes that improve quality TVET graduates as well as entrepreneurship driven.

Vision

To be the Premier Industry-led TVET institution

Mission

a) To provide access to quality and recognised TVET programme

b) To develop industry-led curriculum and enhance graduate readiness through coordinated industry engagement

c) To produce balanced and enterprising graduate through dynamic and sustainable study programme

d) To gain international recognition through collaboration and active participations in TVET community