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Mercedes endorses first batch of apprentices

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By: Amirul Hazmi

MERCEDES-BENZ Malaysia has awarded 11 students from the National Youth Skills Training Institute (IKBN) with a certification of completion following a successful training stint at its Apprentice Training Centre in Shah Alam.

The graduates, aged 19 to 25 years, undergone an intensive product and system training which included both theoretical and practical aspects within a three-month period.

During the training programme, the graduates acquired soft skills in workshop environment as well as training in maintenance repairs, electrical, trouble-shooting and other relevant topics.

“Training and development of youth is important to us, and certainly part of the Mercedes-Benz DNA. We hope to continue supporting the advancement of skills of Malaysian youth in whatever way possible,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia President and CEO Dr Claus Weidner.

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The programme was the result of a year-long discussion and preparation between Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as IKBN, formalised under a memorandum of understanding signed last August.

Youth and Sports Ministry Khairy Jamaluddin said, “By linking our syllabus much more closely with the industry, we ensure respected and relevant qualifications, and we allow employers to provide advice and guidance to give our youth the best possible start in their careers.”

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