Published on October 22nd, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
BERMAZ Graduates a Fresh Batch of Technical Personnel
Earlier this week, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd celebrated the graduation of its 163 trainees, who will further strengthen the technical support of Mazda. These graduates are from different training levels; 51 from Mazda Apprenticeship Program (MAP), 15 from Body and Paint Program, 69 from Mazda Master Technician, and 28 from Mazda Master Senior Service Advisor.
The Mazda Apprenticeship Program (MAP) was established by Bermaz Motor in the year 2010. The total training investment made by Bermaz Motor for this human capital development program since inception is more than RM10milion thus far. Today the fourth and fifth batch of MAP students will graduate from their course. 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 continue to pursue higher levels in the Mazda Masters training program; Level 1, Level 2, and lastly Level 3.
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 utilizes the Motor Vehicle Mechanic syllabus, endorsed by DSD, IMIAL as well as Mazda Master Program inspired by Mazda Motor Corporation Japan.
The MAP is an automotive skills training program 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 program, the trainees receive monthly allowances. Graduates will be employed by Bermaz Motor as technicians in Mazda’s After Sales Service Centres throughout Malaysia.
The MAP has the objective to inculcate positive training culture in developing skilled workforce to meet growing demands of the motoring industry. The training is based on work-process approach and actual work conditions. With the MAP, it is hoped that a part of well-trained and technically skilled manpower is created to provide the best after sales customers’ care each time they come in contact with the Mazda brand.
Looking beyond, it is imminent to accelerate this “transfer technology” to meet expanding Mazda service network, as well as the local automotive industry which is in line with our natural aspiration towards industrialization.
Bermaz Motor is also proud to announce that Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd will be supporting the MAP. Over the years, Shell has been supporting various marketing initiatives and training programs organised by Bermaz Motor, and now, the MAP which Shell Malaysia will contribute RM50,000 annually for the next five years to support its human capital development. These forward-looking initiatives reflect Shell’s track record in fuelling Malaysia’s progress, something that it has been continuously doing for the past 125 years. Shell Malaysia has been the preferred lubricants partner for Bermaz Motor since it commenced operations in 2008.