Mechanic gives youths chance to learn trade


Compiled by C. ARUNO, RAHIMY RAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN

A MOTORCYCLE repairman in Seberang Prai, Penang, is teaching youths the trade by taking them on as apprentices, reported Makkal Osai.

Ramendran Krishnan, 41, said he started learning to repair motorcycles on a part-time basis at a workshop near his house while he was still in secondary school.

After completing his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), he pursued vocational education.

Ramendran said he became a mechanic after completing his training and opened his own workshop in Butterworth, 15 years ago.

He now has twins Arun Raj and Arvin Raj working with him as apprentices.

The youngsters who used to help out at the shop since they were about 12 were not interested in pursuing a tertiary education after SPM.

Now aged 21, the twins have learned the ropes, and are even buying and selling second-hand motorcycles.

Even though the workshop is going through lean times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order, the youths are as keen as ever and intend to open their own workshops in the future.



The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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