SHAH ALAM: Twenty-five students have graduated from the Mazda Apprenticeship Programme (MAP) and will soon start work as technicians in Mazda’s After Sales Service Centres throughout Malaysia.
They were awarded the Malaysia Skill Certificate (Level 3, K-Worker), Diploma in the Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited (IMIAL-UK) and Mazda Master Level F.
Bermaz Motor set up the apprenticeship in 2010, and the 25 graduates represented the third batch to have completed the course successfully.
The graduates received their scrolls at a buka puasa gathering here on Friday.
The MAP is an automotive skills training programme for school leavers with SPM/SPV. Selected candidates are entitled to full scholarship by Bermaz Motor and guaranteed employment under the company for a minimum of three years. Throughout the duration of the programme, the trainees receive monthly allowances.
The MAP has the objective of imparting sound and basic technical knowledge to youth in meeting the growing demands of the motoring industry. With the MAP, it is hoped that a pool of qualified and technically skilled manpower is created for the expanding Mazda service network as well as the local automotive industry.
The MAP is appointed by the Department of Skill Development, under the Ministry of Human Resources, Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited, UK and Mazda Motor Corporation as one of the accreditation centres on motor vehicle mechanic training provider.
The MAP uses the Motor Vehicle Mechanic syllabus, endorsed by Department of Skill Development, Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited as well as the Mazda Master Programme inspired by Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan.
The sixth student intake begins this month.