Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TRUCK & BUS NEWS: SCANIA APPRENTICE PROGRAMME IN MALAYSIA DELIVERS RESULTS

Graduates and new apprentices together with IKBN at Scania Malaysia, coming together to start their respective journey towards success for both Scania customers and their personal development.

Another event that happened just prior to the Chinese New Year of the Rooster this year is graduation of twelve participants in Scania Malaysia's Apprentice Training Programme. Ever since 2014, this collaborative programme is aimed in bringing out a continuous flow of skilled people that will meet the demand within Scania as well as meeting the overall demand for skilled manpower in the country. 


It is now open to any training institution for individuals or fresh graduates with at least two years of education at certificate level in Commercial Automotive studies with a minimum academic CGPA of 3.0 and above or equivalent, as well as be able to read, write and speak English. Candidates who are chosen, will undergo three months of intensive training at its headquarters, following which those who qualify will continue with on-the-job training at selected Scania branches for another nine months.

PRESS RELEASE

SCANIA DELIVERS SKILLED MANPOWER FOR

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

Shah Alam, 25 January 2017 – Twelve apprentices earned their tools to enter the automotive

engineering technology sector recently to meet the demand for skilled manpower in the country.

All of the apprentices have already gone through a year of on the job training with Scania and will

now join its nationwide service network.

The Scania Apprenticeship Programme brings a continuous flow of highly skilled new talents into

the company, which allows Scania to maintain a capable and experienced workforce for the

benefit of its customers while giving graduating apprentices the opportunity to begin their careers

and gain further experience in one of the world’s leading truck, bus and engine manufacturers.

The programme began with Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) Kuala Perlis in 2014 under a

collaboration to develop the skills and syllabus, industrial training, apprentice programme and

employment for graduate students later in Scania.

It is now open to any training institution for individuals or fresh graduates with at least two years of

education at certificate level in Commercial Automotive studies with a minimum academic CGPA

of 3.0 and above or equivalent, as well as be able to read, write and speak English.

“This initiative to develop more skilled technicians for Malaysia’s growing heavy commercial

vehicle sector not only fulfills the needs of the nation but also Scania’s customers as we are able

to provide them with the best ownership experience and profitability for their investment,” said

Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.

Marie, who presented the certificates to the graduating apprentices, also said the programme will

provide wider opportunities to increase the skills, knowledge and professionalism of students in

technical fields as well as with public, private and research institutes to cooperate on multiple

levels.

During the event, Scania also welcomed its new apprentices for 2017 who will undergo three

months of intensive training at its headquarters, following which those who qualify will continue

with on the job training at selected Scania branches for another nine months.

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