PETALING JAYA: Isuzu Malaysia’s collaboration with the government's Department of Skills Development (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran) has kicked off with its first intake of trainees.
The first five Isuzu Technical Schoolapprentices from the pilot batch began their six-month course recently and will be working towards graduating with their Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia – Level II certificates at the end of their term.
Isuzu Malaysia CEO Kenji Matsuoka who witnessed the initiation ceremony held at the Isuzu Development Centre in Shah Alam recently said that the creation of the Isuzu Technical School was to help build a stronger foundation of skilled mechanics in the country.
According to Matsuoka, the programme began by Isuzu Malaysia aimed to raise the capabilities of technicians and improve the competence of Isuzu service centres.
The department is under the Ministry of Human Resources.
The course covers a range of theory and practical classes, conducted over a period of six months with the syllabus developed by Isuzu Malaysia under the guidance of the Malaysian National Skill Department. It includes the basic principles of workshop operations, commercial vehicle operating systems, procedures of vehicle service and maintenance as well as component overhaul skills.
The final part of the programme includes internships at Isuzu workshops where apprentices are exposed to working conditions in commercial workshops, brushing up on their working procedures, dealing with customer expectations and handling parts operations.
To enroll in the Isuzu Technical School, candidates must have a minimum SPM credit in math and science. They can contact the school for more information on the training programme via www.isuzu.net.my