Driving Up Malaysia’s Automotive Skills
Young Aces Technical College, an exciting and innovative vocational learning centre officially launched
KUALA LUMPUR, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – Welcoming enrolment since January 2016, Young Aces
Technical College (YATC) officially launched its vocational learning centre today. The launch was graced
by Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Syarif Temenggong Perlis, Dato’ Seri Diraja Syed Amir Abidin Jamalullail
and Yang Mulia Che Puan Temenggong Perlis, Datin Seri Diraja Farinawati Datuk Mohd Din.
YATC is an innovative and dynamic automotive career school accredited by the Department of Skills
Development in the Ministry of Human Resource (JPK) Malaysia and approved by The Institute of the
Motor Industry (IMI) from the UK, to provide quality technical training and up-skilling automotive
programmes that meets the needs of employers now and in the future.
The 40,000 square feet integrated college located in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur currently offers a range of
motor vehicle courses namely: IMI International Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance in 3 progressive
levels and Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) in Level 2 and Level 3. The courses’ content range from
diagnosing and rectifying to service and repair in engine, electrical, chassis, transmission, driveline units,
and components; in-depth knowledge and skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
used in the industry; and more. The campus is equipped with the latest automotive diagnostic equipment
and local, Japanese and Continental cars to ensure students gain relevant, up-to- date skills and graduate
ready to enter the workforce.
“There are around 550,000 people employed in Malaysia’s automotive sector, and the government
projected that an additional 180,000 workers are needed by 2020. With the ever-increasing number of
cars on the road, vehicle maintenance and repair businesses are in need of professional and skilled
automotive specialist to best serve the evolving market’s demands. We aim to grow our local skilled
talents with our quality training in a real-world service centre environment using the latest technology,”
said Avito Makajil, Chief Executive Officer of YATC.
“We are also working closely with business owners to provide job placements for our graduates with
workshops around Malaysia. By understanding the local market current needs and the skill gaps, we are
able to better guide and equip students with the right skills that will help them to grow and excel in their
career,” Avito added.
YATC is supported by a team of qualified and seasoned educators and trainers with a combined
experience of over 50 years in the industry. The college provides a good mix of on-the- job training with
approximately 70% practical learning and 30% theory. YATC also have regular extra-curricular activities
and sporting outings that can improve language skills, impart financial and management skills, provide
leadership opportunities and inculcate teamwork.
For the upcoming year, YATC will be working on partial and full scholarships by private automotive
corporations as well as government recognised sponsorships for their students.
The launch was also attended by Leona Chin, celebrity female drifter and motorsport athlete as well as
YATC partners from Mintye Industries Berhad, JPK Malaysia and SkillsMalaysia.
YATC is the brainchild of Avito Makajil and Chief Financial Officer, Benson Yeo. Avito Makajil brings forth
a wealth of experience garnered through having spent over 10 years in automotive education and is well-
respected within the industry. Benson comes from a background of Finance and is currently managing an
automotive parts trading company on top of leading YATC. The young and enthusiastic duo are
passionate about growing and spearheading the automotive education industry and giving back to the
Young Aces Technical College is located at 48, Persiaran Segambut Tengah, Segambut, 51200 Kuala
Lumpur. For more information and enquiries, please contact YATC via Tel: +603 6258 5588 / Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.youngaces.edu.my