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Scania Malaysia is the only company in the heavy commercial vehicle industry in Malaysia that was accreidted as the centre of National Dual Training System.
Scania Malaysia was accredited as the centre of Sistem Latihan Dual Nasional (SLDN), or National Dual Training System (NDTS), by the Ministry of Human Resources’ Department of Skills Development. This makes Scania Malaysia the only company in the heavy commercial vehicle industry in Malaysia to be accredited for this training programme.
Held at the Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara, Dusun Tua (IKTBNDT), the event that started the training programme for 2022 was made official by Dalila Sharingat, Director, IKTBNDT. Representing Scania was Navindran Rajendran, People and Culture Business Partner, Scania Southeast Asia; Khairull Anuar Ismail, SLDN Accredited Centre Manager, Scania Malaysia and Nurulain Sulaiman, SLDN Coach, Scania Malaysia.
The Scania SLDN Apprenticeship Programme is a training module designed for individuals with commercial/heavy automotive engineering background who seek to further a career in a technical role (technician) with Scania. The aim is to produce knowledge workers (K-Workers) that possess elements of competency, which are technical, social, humanitarian and methodical.
It is done through a collaboration with an institution that teaches skills via a commercial vehicle maintenance course. The apprenticeship programme takes about a year to complete and is focused on developing technical and interpersonal skills via formal training, coaching and on-the-job activities. At its conclusion, candidates who successfully complete the programme and assessment are offered a permanent role as a full-time qualified technician in Scania, armed with a Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Tahap 2 from the Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources. The candidates are expected to demonstrate the core values of Scania and be functionally competent to perform maintenance works on commercial vehicles according to Scania’s Dealer Operating Standards.
“I consider myself very fortunate to be selected as one of the many applicants for this SLDN Apprenticeship Programme and fulfil the high demand for skilled workers in the heavy commercial vehicle industry. The prospect of being able to work in Scania was also the driving factor for me to apply to be part of this collaborative effort between Scania and IKTBNDT,” stated Mohd Nor Zairqh Muhamad, apprentice, SLDN Apprenticeship Programme.
The SLDN or NDTS is a method that is based on an industry-driven training concept, which is operated through collaboration between companies and training institutions. ‘Dual’ means training in two learning situations such as the SLDN Accredited Centre in Scania Malaysia that covers 70 to 80 per cent practical training (hands-on performance) and the IKTBNDT academic learning that covers 20 to 30 per cent of theory (knowledge).
“As one of the Scania technicians accepted into the SLDN Apprenticeship Programme, I look forward to upgrading my skills that qualify me to a more challenging position in Scania. I am keen to do well and get my Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Tahap 2 by end 2022,” said Khairul Hanifah, maintenance technician, Bukit Jelutong Workshop, Scania Malaysia.
The SLDN Accredited Centre is responsible for offering, administering and assuring the quality of the NDTS Commercial Vehicles – Repair Service Programme (Kenderaan Perdagangan – Program Servis Pembaikan). Scania is also acknowledged by the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the collaboration.
“We are very pleased that Scania is collaborating with IKTBNDT in training the first ten Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Tahap 2 candidates. They are excited with the prospect of receiving the invaluable training and coaching that Scania would give them and look forward to the transfer of Scania sustainable practices that would benefit them in their career in the future,” stated Dalila.
“Scania is proud to be in a sustainable partnership with IKTBNDT by building future leaders in sustainable transport systems. It is hoped that the candidates would excel and continue to drive real change with Scania and for the industry,” stated Navin.
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