Sime Darby Motors (SDM) has teamed up with TOC Automotive University to build programmes to upskill electric vehicle (EV) professionals servicing the brands under the group. SDM states that this is element of its attempts to unlock prospects for area talent in the automotive sector.
By this partnership, teaching by TOC will complement EV company and maintenance schooling gained from SDM’s brand principals these types of as BMW/MINI (Car Bavaria is under SDM), Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo (Sime Darby Swedish Vehicle is a seller). This will be certain continuous education and exposure to the most recent in systems and globe-course tactics for all SDM’s EV specialists, the business states.
“Our experts have now obtained a powerful understanding base and hands-on experience from the coaching delivered by our earth-class principals. This partnership with TOC aims to give enhanced studying options to cultivate a solid pool of hugely able experts geared up with up to date expertise and awareness, specifically supplied the growing demand for EVs in Malaysia,” mentioned Jeffrey Gan, MD of retail and distribution at SDM.
“This will also lead to the government’s initiatives to make a proficient and qualified talent pool, in support of the nation’s financial development and development,” he extra.
“We are pleased to sign up for hands with SDM on this crucial endeavour. By elevating the expertise of EV technicians for global automotive brand names, this will certainly open up the doorway to better chances for Malaysian talent. Paving the way for the foreseeable future of the automotive business in Malaysia, we seem forward to imparting our expertise to proceed nurturing the abilities of automotive industry experts towards world benchmarks,” mentioned Datuk Iqmal Shafiq, government director of TOC, a pioneer in experienced automotive training.
The initially batch of 20 professionals have enrolled for a a few-thirty day period programme that starts in Might. Essential modules contain the ideas and principles driving electrification and hybridisation, protection and units operations, as well as sensible things to do this kind of as diagnostics, testing and repair service operates.
The continual training programme is a important element of SDM’s roadmap and financial investment into the enhancement of an EV ecosystem, the business suggests. It just lately signed an MoU with Tenaga Nasional to take a look at initiatives to expedite the adoption of EVs in Malaysia. SDM is also searching into the risk of staying an EV charging point operator.