Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Young Aces Technical College (YATC) for automotive courses officially opens its doors



The Young Aces Technical College (YATC) officially launched its vocational learning centre last friday, the 18th of November 2016. The launch was graced by Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Syarif Temenggong Perlis, Dato’ Seri Diraja Syed Amir Abidin Jamalullail (brother to the Raja of Perlis) and his wife, Yang Mulia Che Puan Temenggong Perlis, Datin Seri Diraja Farinawati Datuk Mohd Din. 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.


(from L-R): Benson Yeo (Chief Financial Officer of YATC); Leona Chin (celebrity drifter & motorsport athlete); YAM Tengku Syarif Temenggong Perlis, Dato' Seri Diraja Syed Amir Abidin Jamalullail; YAM Che Puan Temenggong Perlis, Datin Seri Diraja Farinawati Datuk Mohd Din; Avito Makajil (Chief Executive Officer of YATC)

YATC is new. It has stated enrollment only in January this year and it is an 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. Its key focus is on quality technical training and up-skilling automotive programmes that meets the needs of employers now and in the future.

The centre is located in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. It is a  40,000 square feet integrated college located in and the centre currently offers a range of motor vehicle courses - the IMI International Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance in 3 progressive levels and Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) in Level 2 and Level 3. The courses’ 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. The last point is very important as vehicles these days have tons of electronics and computers running inside of them. Kilometers of wires and cables which require suitable tools to decipher.





PRESS RELEASE
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

community.

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:

enquiry@youngaces.com.my or visit the website at www.youngaces.edu.my

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