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MAI trainees enter Honda workforce 

POSTED BY Ayisy Yusof ON 23 October 2015

MALAYSIA Automotive Institute (MAI) today contributed a workforce comprising 100 trainees to Honda Malaysia for job placements under its programme, the Industry LED Professional Certificate (IPC).

The six-month programme was initiated and managed by MAI in collaboration with automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), vendor associations and public training institutions.

The IPC is one of the current MAI human capital development initiatives, targeting to produce skilled manpower at operator and technical levels through modular programmes.

MAI chief executive Madani Sahari told Cars, Bikes & Trucks that the programme provides job opportunities for the locals in the automotive industry, thereby replacing low-skilled foreign workers to create a high income workforce locally with multi-skill capabilities.

“To master a technology, human resources is a very important factor as it requires skilled workers starting from the level of research, development and assembly. This will result in high-value employees with a view to generating a high-income economy, ” said Madani during the handover ceremony at MAI’s headquarters in Cyberjaya, adding that the programme has contributed more than 10,000 trainees since its introduction in 2013.

The free programme also caters to school leavers and graduating students from  Giat MARA, National Youth Skill Training Institute (IKBN) and community colleges to produce a skilled automotive workforce specialising in automated production, autonomous maintenance and quality control.

To date, Honda Malaysia has taken on about 300 trainees to facilitate its manufacturing plant and as hybrid mechanics while Perodua has taken up over 400 trainees to work in its plant in Rawang from the IPC.

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