- TOC Automotive College is a household name in Malaysia for anyone wanting to become an automotive mechanic.
- With firmly established courses for cars, TOC Automotive College has now introduced a new course designed for those who would like to learn about superbikes.
- The college has partnered with the Malaysian Motorcycles & Scooters Dealers Association to be able to offer its students almost instant employment among the 5,000 members of the MMSDA.
- Read on for more information, or click here to register your interest in this course for yourself, or for your children.
Finding a good mechanic to work on your vehicle is one of the hardest things about vehicle ownership. Get a bad mechanic and maintaining your bike can very quickly become a nightmare, not to mention seriously expensive.
Truth of the matter is, it is not easy to meet a qualified mechanic with all the right training. It isn’t only difficult for us as vehicle owners, but even for workshop owners.
It is that vacuum that TOC Automotive College aims to fill, and it has recently taken the first step by signing a partnership with the Malaysian Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA). Through this partnership, students who had undergone TOC’s Superbike Technician Course will find almost instant employment among the MMSDA’s 5,000-member workshops. Nothing is worse than not being able to find a job after spending thousands of Ringgit for education.
The signing of this partnership also connects readily with the TOC Bina Bakat (Building Talents) program. TOC understands that there exist individuals who are passionate about automotive technology but are unfortunately unable to bear the costs of education. Hence, successful applicants will undergo training with up to 100% loan until they begin their journey in the workplace.
Adelaine L.K. Foo, CEO and founder of TOC recently said, “Alongside the growth of the four-wheel market, there should be fair competency through improved skillsets given to the motorcycle scene, which also contributes to a large part of the automotive industry.”
“One of the common challenges I have come across which resonates well with me as a parent, is the financial struggle for single parents putting their children through higher education,” she continued. “Through this collaboration, one of our main objectives is to help ease the financial burden and raise the quality of higher education at the same time.”
Chairman of MMSDA, Wee Hong says, “The support of the Bina Bakat Program has increased the opportunity for our industry to have a greater access to quality skilled talents, something which had been lacking before.”
He further added, “MMSDA and TOC share a collective passion and dedication to delivery excellence towards the motorcycle industry. Through this partnership, not only will we see updated and improved facilities for conducive learning but also the increased employment of qualified and skilled technicians with our members and partners.”
The Superbike Technician Course runs for 18 months with 3 levels of academic and career development opportunities. The students will be exposed to real-world experience during industrial training with TOC’s partners during the course.
Adelaine stressed the importance of sending the students out for industrial training, “We can’t have for example a student who graduate with a degree in all expects of automotive engineering or maintenance but has never lifted a single spanner.”
This augurs well for motorcycle owners throughout Malaysia as we will have well-trained and experienced mechanics handling our pride and joy.
Application for the first batch of the Superbike Technician Course is open for its first intake in July 2018. Please visit www.toc.edu.my or www.facebook.com/TOC.edu/ for more information, or click here if you are interested to know more about this course.