Isuzu Malaysia, in collaboration with the Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) has establish the Isuzu Technical School (ITS) with the aim of introduce more competent mechanics into the workforce.
Training has commenced at the ITS with the first five apprentices from the pilot batch who begin a six-month course. They will be working towards graduating with their Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia – Level II (SKM II) certificates at the end of the six-month term.
CEO of Isuzu Malaysia Kenji Matsuoka comments, “Through the ITS and with the support of the Ministry of Human Resources, we hope to develop a new level of competency among mechanics coming out to join the work force. With the expansion of Isuzu’s product line-up and the growing number of Isuzu dealerships throughout the country, the establishment of the ITS will strengthen Isuzu’s commitment to provide excellent after-sales services to our customers,” said Matsuoka.
The ITS course covers a range of theory and practical classes, conducted over a period of six months with the syllabus developed by Isuzu Malaysia under the guidance of the Malaysian National Skill Department.
It covers the basic principles of workshop operations, commercial vehicle operating systems, procedures of vehicle service and maintenance as well as component overhaul skills. The final part of the program includes internships at Isuzu workshops where apprentices are exposed to real-world working conditions in commercial workshops.
This allows graduates to brush up on their working procedures, learn to deal with customer expectations and handling parts operations. Interested candidates who wish to enroll with the Isuzu Technical School are required to possess a minimum SPM credit in math and science. They can contact the school for more information on the training program or visit the Isuzu Malaysia website.