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Published on April 23rd, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Bermaz Apprenticeship Program Produces 185 Fresh Graduates

These industry-ready graduates will be deployed at Mazda, Peugeot and Kia service centres

185 students from the Bermaz Apprenticeship Program recently celebrated their graduation from the program that took place on 20 April 2022. All of the graduates are currently employed under Bermaz Auto Berhad and will be placed at the service centres for the three brands operating under the Bermaz Auto umbrella, namely Mazda, Peugeot and Kia.

Of the 185 graduates, 68 come from the Mazda Apprenticeship Program (MAP), 60 from Mazda Mechanic Program (MPP) and 57 from Body & Paint Program (BPP).

Bermaz Auto has also increased and upgraded the technical equipment and facilities in the Training School to meet the after-sales workforce needs today and to equip them with the know-how to handle Next-Generation vehicles (NGV), such as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) & Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

The new BAuto Training School will provide Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs to fit the requirements of all the 3 vehicle brands operated under BAuto (Mazda, Peugeot & Kia).

The vocational programs include BAuto Body & Paint (BABP) and BAuto Mechanics’ Program (BAMP). These vocational programs are certified by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) and Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) UK, one of the Accreditation Centre on Motor Vehicle Mechanic Training providers. In addition, BAuto has also introduced the BAuto Mechatronics Program (BMP); a new program that focuses on educating the students in electronic and electric vehicle (EV) technologies.

The state-of-the-art training school includes a wide range of facilities such as the new E-learning & Computer Lab, Advanced E-lab, EV Learning Centre, Learning Management System (LMS), and a 22kW AC Chargers for electric vehicle training purposes. With its comprehensive facilities designed to nurture the next generation of local talent while ensuring that the local workforce can support and meet the service quality requirements at all the service centers operated by the group. Furthermore, students that graduated from the BAuto Training School are guaranteed with an opportunity to be employed as professional technicians in Bermaz’s After Sales network.

“The objective of the Bermaz Automotive technical and vocational academy is to give our young school graduates the opportunity to embark on a career in the automotive industry. This academy is also a platform for continuous training and development of our skilled human resource. To upskill them to meet the demands of the next generation vehicles which focuses on green and clean technology, autonomous safety features and better connectivity. Our programs will be structured to encourage continuous learning,” said the Executive Chairman of Bermaz Auto Berhad, Dato Sri Ben Yeoh.

Bermaz believes in creating a sustainable future for the youth by inspiring them to unlock their potential in the automotive industry and enhancing their lives with invaluable knowledge and practical skills. Individuals who possess the attractive combination of passion, ambition and drive to pursue a career in the after-sales sector can submit their resume to [email protected]

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