KUALA LUMPUR: Mazda distributor, Bermaz Motor, has upped its efforts to up-skill its workforce in the Malaysian automotive industry with international qualifications.
The company has been working with UK-based Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) to equip its employees with skills and knowledge benchmarked to global standards to further enhance its customers’ ownership experience.
Recently, IMI head of business development Steve Scofield and IMI international business development manager Herbert Lonsdale visited Bermaz’s headquarters to celebrate the launch of the IMI member’s lounge set up by the company.
The lounge is open from Monday to Friday, which can be used to hold educational talks by automotive specialists, and comes equipped with a library and online learning facilities.
The IMI offers over 250 technical and non-technical qualifications and accreditations through 560 training partners in more than 13 countries around the world and upon completion, candidates receive gain internationally recognized certifications.
An average of 1,500 candidates in Malaysia are trained per year at partnering community colleges, automotive companies and education bodies.
Bermaz has been up-skilling its staff since 2012, with 153 Bermaz technicians having received the internationally-recognised Level 1 to Level 3 qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and 12 others in management roles receiving a Level 4 IMI Diploma in Automotive Retail Management.
“We are an organisation that believes in training our human assets who are committed to a career in the automotive industry,” said Bermaz CEO Datuk Seri Ben Yeoh.