Porsche Malaysia, via its local representative Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), has introduced an apprentice programme to develop technical talent. The Porsche Training Academy-Apprentice Programme (PTAAP) is a new factory-enriched technical training programme in partnership with TOC Automotive College (TOC).
This commitment to nurture the next generation of technical talent in Malaysia ensures that the local workforce will be able to support the high-quality service requirements needed at Porsche Centres nationwide. It also helps Porsche ensure that it is ready for future growth plans in the region.
The academy students will be provided with a well-balanced 2+1 year training programme that places equal emphasis on both theoretical knowledge and practical skills expertise. The learning locations will be split between TOC classrooms and Porsche Centres.
The PTAAP syllabus starts with a 2-year classroom and workshop-based curriculum that focuses on the increased complexity and technological advancements of future Porsche vehicles.
Further, a dedicated Porsche technical trainer will go through specific Porsche International Zertifizierter Porsche Techniker (ZPT) modules to allow for a greater understanding of these high-performance machines from Zuffenhausen.
Students will be routinely assessed throughout the curriculum to ensure knowledge retention remains at a high level.
At the end of the 2-year hybrid curriculum, the students will be immediately given the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge via a compulsory 1-year on-the-job training period at Porsche Centres nationwide. An overall evaluation will also be conducted at the end of the 2+1 year term.
Top performers that achieve the passing mark will be awarded the Porsche Certified Technician Bronze Level certification, together with a TOC programme certification of their choice, either the Diploma in Automotive Technology or the Master Technician Course.
“We believe that this intensive three-year programme offers attractive career opportunities, especially within an exciting sports car company like Porsche that continuously drives innovation together with tradition. Designed for highly motivated individuals, passionate about sports cars and technology looking for an attractive career, this programme will allow us to continue to stay ahead of the transformational curve in the industry, especially in view of the recent confirmation of local assembly in Malaysia,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP).
“Nurturing young technical talent from the beginning whilst upskilling our current workforce, we aim to equip our local talent with this culture of collaboration with a like-minded partner like TOC,” Mr Hunter continued.
“The PTAAP programme aligns with our vision of producing future-ready automotive professionals who are instilled with the right attitude, skills and knowledge for enhanced career growth. Our students will be equipped to herald in the new era of electromobility, especially in view of the launch of the Porsche Taycan, the first all-electric sports car. With electric mobility gaining momentum in Malaysia, this partnership with SDAP is a step forward in the right direction for TOC to offer a more rewarding career path to our students,” said Dato’ Iqmal Shafiq, Executive Director of TOC Automotive College.
Enrolment for the first batch of the three-year PTAAP programme has begun. The programme will commence from February 2022.
For more information on the PTAAP programme, schedule an appointment with the enrolment team at TOC.
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