Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to embark on a partnership to further develop automotive industry-specific skills for youths of the nation.
Speaking at the MoU’s signing ceremony in Putrajaya today, MBM President and CEO, Mr Roland Folger said, “We see this partnership between Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and MOYS as a strategic investment and contribution that is in line with Malaysia’s vision of increasing the leve of skills in high-technology industries.”
Under the collaboration, twelve students aged between 19 and 25 years old from the National Youth Skills Training Institute (IKBN) have been selected to undergo an intensive three-month product and systems training at the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Apprentice Training Centre. Subjects covered in the programme include maintenance repairs, electrical, trouble-shooting, and even soft skills.
Additionally, MBM will also be exposing three IKBN trainers to the latest technologies and best practices of the automotive industry in order to facilitate a greater scale of knowledge transfer into the country.
The programme is expected to start in in October 2015 with the first batch of students completing their training by January 2016.