Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Bermaz Sponsors ASEAN Skills Competition 2016
Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) 2016 with a total of 6 units of Mazda3. Four units of the Mazda3s’ will be used in ASC’s nationwide awareness campaign road show and two units will be used in the competition to assess the skills and aptitude of the finalists.
The ASC 2016 promotes the development of 25 skills area in the ASEAN region and consequently at international level (WSC). The competition is held every two years and member countries take turns to host. This year the competition will be held in Malaysia, organized by the Department of Skills Development (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran), Ministry of Human Resource (Kementerian Sumber Manusia) and Public Works Department (Kementerian Kerja Raya). The 11TH ASEAN Skill Competition 2016 will take place in conjunction with the Karnival dan Ekspo Kemahiran Kebangsaan (KEKK) 2016.
The event will be held from 23th to 28th September 2016 in Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), where the competition will take place over a period of three days. Participating finalists come from neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The nine finalists’ of the Automobile Technology sector will be assessed based on five specific skill areas, as adopted from World Skills Competition (WSC) 2015. The skill areas being tested are (i) Engine Management System, (ii) gearbox, (iii) steering, suspension & brake systems, (iv) engine overhauling and (v) body electrical system. Finalists will be assessed over duration of 3 days with a total of 15 hours (3 hours per skill areas).
Bermaz has always been an advocate of the youth’s skills development, especially in meeting the growing demands of the motoring industry. The Mazda Apprenticeship Program (MAP), an automotive skills training program for school leavers with SPM/SPV, was precisely established in the year 2010 for this objective.
The MAP is appointed by the Department of Skill Development, Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited (IMIAL), UK and Mazda Motor Corporation as one of the Accreditation Centre on Motor Vehicle Mechanic Training provider. Graduates from the MAP are awarded with the Malaysia Skill Certificate (Level 3, K-Worker from Department of Skills Development), Diploma in the Institute of Motor Industry Awards Limited (IMIAL-UK) and Mazda Master Level F.
Selected candidates are entitled to full scholarship by Bermaz Motor and guaranteed employment under the Company for a minimum of three years. Graduates are then employed by Bermaz as technicians in Mazda’s After Sales Service Centres throughout Malaysia.