Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Industry News: TOC VENTURES INTO MYANMAR - AUTOMOTIVE COURSES TO KICKSTART MMIVT IN 2016
TOC Automotive College Founder & CEO, Adelaine Foo and TOC Training Director, Allan Cabiles exchanging MoU with representatives from Viva Global Education (VGE), witnessed by MATRADE CEO, Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud at Menara MATRADE in Kuala Lumpur
Recently I received news from the good people of the TOC (The Automotive College that they were spreading their wings to Myanmar. Our homegrown automotive school had sign a MoU with Viva Global Education Sdn Bhd towards forming something called the Malaysia-Myanmar Institute of Vocational Training (MMIVT) in Yangon.
Viva Global Education will be partnering with Myanmar’s Ministry of Science & Technology to obtain an operating license for the MMIVT and Myanmar’s National Skill Standards Authority (NSSA) under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security to establish competency standards and create training programmes endorsed by the NSSA.
Definitely good to hear our local companies going abroad and establishing footholds elsewhere. It goes to show that we have got to think and go global in the long run. Of course, this isn't TOC's first foray overseas. They already have a training centre over in Gold Coast, Australia.
Academic Partners from UCSI University, Clara International Aesthetic College, TOC Automotive College and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in a group photo after the MoU Sigining Ceremony with Viva Global Education.
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2015 – TOC Automotive College (TOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Viva Global Education Sdn Bhd (VGE) on Thursday towards establishing the Malaysia-Myanmar Institute of Vocational Training (MMIVT) in Yangon.
TOC, a globally acknowledged automotive college will be offering first class vocational courses through the institution of an automotive training facility to fill the void for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Myanmar.
The objective is to provide technical and management skills crucially required by the Myanmar’s budding workforce to find employment in the numerous locally and foreign owned companies in Myanmar.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of TOC, Adelaine Foo says: “We are very pleased to be collaborating with VGE and MATRADE to cater the needs of Myanmar’s flourishing industry through extending our technical expertise.
“TOC is certain that the training facility, comprising of our locally and internationally recognized automotive courses will help kick start the MMIVT pilot programme by first quarter of next year with a positive impact,” she added.
The MMIVT is a privately funded TVET provider, supported by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) through its International Cross Border Partnership Programme.
Targeting an enrolment of 900 students during its first year of commencement by 2016, VGE is collaborating with TOC amongst other education partners including USCI University, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and Clara International Aesthetic College.
At its inception, MMIVT would be offering courses in Automotive Technology, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting & Finance and Beauty & Wellness.
Meanwhile, MATRADE CEO, Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud is confident that MMIVT can be a catalyst for a collaborative platform for Malaysia and Myanmar to have a closer business and economic relationship.
“I am positive that MMIVT will contribute particularly in human capital development of the country by filling-in the needs for technical skills development, particularly for the young population of Myanmar,” Dzulkifli said in his speech before witnessing the MoU signing ceremony in Menara MATRADE, Kuala Lumpur.
VGE will be partnering with Myanmar’s Ministry of Science & Technology to obtain an operating license for the MMIVT and Myanmar’s National Skill Standards Authority (NSSA) under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security to establish competency standards and create training programmes endorsed by the NSSA.