SHAH ALAM: Bermaz Motor, the exclusive distributor of Mazda cars, recently held a convocation ceremony for 163 graduates of its human capital development programme.
The graduates consist of 51 from Mazda Apprenticeship Programme (MAP), 15 from Body and Paint Programme, 69 from Mazda Master Technician, and 28 from Mazda Master Senior Service Advisor.
Since the MAP's inception in 2010, Bermaz Motor has invested more than RM10mil in the human capital development programme.
The graduates are awarded with the Malaysia Skill Certificate (Level 3, K-Worker), Diploma from the Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited (IMIAL-UK) and Mazda Masters Level F.
Graduates will also continue to pursue higher levels in the Mazda Masters training programme.
The MAP is sanctioned by the Department of Skill Development (DSD), under the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia, Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited (IMIAL), UK and Mazda Motor Corporation as one of the Accreditation Centre on Motor Vehicle Mechanic Training provider.
The MAP utilises the Motor Vehicle Mechanic syllabus, endorsed by DSD, IMIAL as well as Mazda Master Programme inspired by Mazda Motor Corp of Japan.
The MAP is an automotive skills training programme for school leavers with SPM/SPV.
Selected candidates are entitled to full scholarships provided by Bermaz Motor and guaranteed employment by the company for a minimum of three years.
Throughout the duration of the programme, the trainees receive monthly allowances.
Graduates will be employed by Bermaz Motor as technicians in Mazda’s after-sales service centres in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd will support the MAP by contributing RM50,000 annually for the next five years.
Over the years, Shell has been supporting various marketing initiatives and training programs organised by Bermaz Motor.
Shell Malaysia has been the preferred lubricants partner for Bermaz Motor since it started operations in 2008.