DAIMLERCHRYSLER Malaysia Sdn Bhd recently presented 13 trainees from its Apprentice Training Centre (ATC) with their ElectronicAutomotive Technician Course (EAT) certification at a graduation ceremony at its head office in Kuala Lumpur.
Vice president (after sales) Micheal Moh said they were the fifth batch of graduates who have successfully undergone the 10-month course and were selected from a group of 24 trainees following completion of a two-year automotive mechanical course in June last year.
“A core underlying strength of DaimlerChrysler has always been its ability to achieve leadership in the area of technology.
“The courses that have been developed are specially designed so that on completion, all trainees are well equipped to handle the latest technology used in our vehicles. Self-reliant learning, where trainees acquire skills through self-learning and self-organisation, is key to the success of these courses.”
DaimlerChrysler Malaysia is the wholesale distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the country.
ATC courses, Moh added, were continuously enhanced in line with the rapid pace of change in vehicle technology such as the diagnosis technician concept, introduced in August 2002 as part of a re-skilling programme to enable existing technicians to acquire new skills in the field of electronic diagnosis.
DaimlerChrysler Malaysia’s commitment to quality in its training programs is reflected in the numerous awards won to date by its trainees, including championship titles at the Malaysian National Skills Competitions (Automotive Trade Segment), he said.
Established in 1984, DaimlerChrysler’s ATC relocated from Bukit Raja to Glenmarie, Shah Alam, last year. Each year, the ATC receives about 2,000 applications nationwide for the apprenticeship programme, from which only 28 are chosen.
The selected trainees are jointly sponsored by DaimlerChrysler Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz dealers.