A1 Team Malaysia Draws Interest For The Otomotif College
Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:23 PM
This past weekend A1 Team Malaysia joined one of its partners, The Otomotif College (TOC), at the Facon Education Fair held at the KL Convention Centre. The fair aimed to encourage post secondary students to consider the college options available to them. The A1 Team Malaysia simulator was one of the main attractions on the TOC stand, drawing in prospective students to learn more about the offering of the college. Aaron Lim, one of the teamâ€™s drivers, also visited the stand, spending time meeting fans and signing autographs.
The Otomotif College or TOC is an established training institution specialised in automotive education and skills training for the retail automotive sector. Their presence at the Facon Education Fair was backed up by the presence of the Malaysian A1GP team, who are also keen to attract a new generation of talent to the automotive sector.
With over 500 visitors over both days at the fair, the A1 Team Malaysia simulator was in high demand. It ran non-stop over the two day event with nearly 200 people putting their skills to the test in the virtual A1GP race car.
Higher Education Ministry Director general Datuk Professor Radin Umar Radin Sohadi did not miss a chance to try the simulator and commented about the fair, â€śAlthough our country is facing an economic slowdown and there are many unemployed graduates, students should still take tertiary education seriously and acquire the right attributes in order to be marketable later on.â€ť
A1 Team Malaysia driver Aaron Lim was on hand to guide and tutor the budding race drivers on the simulator and he commented after the event, â€śThe Facon Education fair is a great environment for students to be able to look at the options for the next step in their career ladders. The A1 Team Malaysia simulator was a real crowd puller to the TOC stand and it was great to be able to chat with students who are interested in the automotive sector and motorsport.
â€śAs a long term partner to the Malaysian A1GP team, we know first hand how the TOC can assist young students with their career goals. The students who study at the TOC could potentially make the transition into Malaysian motorsports in the future and grow into race series such as A1GP.â€ť