Kuala Lumpur, 1 March 2021 – myTukar Sdn Bhd (the Company), Malaysia’s fastest-growing online used car selling platform today officially launched the myTukar Apprentice Programme in collaboration with TOC Automotive College (TOC), the leading automotive college in Malaysia. The 12-months myTukar Apprentice Programme will set an industry benchmark in the development of next generation tech-enabled automotive professionals for Malaysia and South East Asia.
With four intakes in a year, the myTukar Apprentice Programme is expected to produce 100 to 120 successful apprentices a year. Upon completion of the 3 months Automotive Assistant Technician Course at TOC, the apprentices will continue with a 9 months internship at myTukar and Carro’s inspection centres. This custom fit course module by TOC enables a seamless transition for the apprentices into myTukar and Carro Group employment upon completion of the programme. Successful apprentices are guaranteed a career pathway within myTukar in Malaysia and even regional roles within Carro Group in South East Asia.
Fong Hon Sum, CEO of myTukar said, “It is our vision to develop a sustainable pool of next
generation tech-enabled automotive professionals that will be relevant in the dynamic and fast-paced automotive industry. We believe in mutually benefiting partnerships and we are extremely pleased to have found the globally recognised expert in automotive education to partner with us in developing the myTukar Apprentice Programme. TOC Automotive College is the leading automotive college in Malaysia with 17 years of pioneering experience in professional automotive education with global affiliations and partner universities. Therefore, we strongly believe that TOC is the ideal partner for myTukar Apprentice Programme as their expertise in recruiting and training complements myTukar’s hyper growth expansion plans. Together, we will be able to create employment opportunities for the pool of professional, skilled automotive technicians in Malaysia and South East Asia.
TOC’s role in the myTukar Apprentice Programme comprises course module development and delivery; enrolment of students into the programme; interviewing, shortlisting and monitoring of students as well as facilitating placements of apprentices and managing their performance during the 9 months internship.
Commenting on the programme, Dato’ Iqmal Shafiq, Executive Director of TOC said, “TOC’s dream is to inspire society to believe in the limitless career possibilities and success of automotive technicians and to enthuse automotive professionals to believe in their positive contribution to society. Industry partnerships are key towards achieving that dream as we seek to empower our graduates with the right attitude, skills and knowledge to achieve global recognition and success. We are truly delighted to have found a like-minded partner in myTukar in producing future ready automotive professionals. As Malaysia’s fastest-growing online used car selling platform, myTukar is an ideal employer for graduates to hone their skills in a tech-enabled workplace.”
The myTukar Apprentice Programme in collaboration with TOC will see students completing the 3 months Automotive Assistant Technician Course (AAT) conducted by TOC after which they will proceed with a 9 months internship at myTukar and Carro’s inspection centres. The course fee will be borne by the students or they may opt for TOC Bina Bakat Programme, a programme that aims to nurture more talents and develop quality recruits for the Automotive and Motorsport Industry, which offers both apprenticeship and loan repayment plan for students. TOC Bina Bakat Programme provides education loans for the enrolled courses and the students will only make the repayments through a monthly deduction from their salary or allowance upon obtaining apprenticeship or permanent job placement. Terms and conditions apply. myTukar Apprentice Programme’s apprentices will be paid an internship allowance of RM1200 a month. Upon graduation, myTukar Apprentice Programme graduates will secure employment with myTukar or Carro Group in South East Asia regional offices at a minimum salary of RM1800 and above. The next intake for myTukar Apprentice Programme is in April 2021.
For more information on the myTukar Apprentice Programme, please visit www.myTukar.com or call +603 5569 0999.