Ducati Malaysia Signs MoU with Han Chiang College – in fast pursuit of technical supremacy

Ducati-technicalDucati Malaysia (Penang) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Han Chiang College. The partnership will enable undergraduates of Han Chiang College’s Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Programme (under the college’s Continuing Education Centre) to benefit from hands-on practical training at Ducati Penang Sheng Fatt Superbike Sdn Bhd (Sheng Fatt) and provide opportunities for employment at Ducati Penang upon completion of the programme.

Present at the MoU signing were Mr. Kheoh Hock Seng, Director of Ducati Penang Showroom and Owner of Sheng Fatt Superbike Sdn Bhd, Amrick Singh, Head of After Sales, Next Bike (Ducati Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Dr Wang Yoon Yah, Principal of Han Chiang College, and Dr James Beh Kok Hooi, Vice Principal of Han Chiang College.

Amrick Singh, Head of After Sales, Next Bike (Ducati Malaysia) Sdn Bhd stated, “We hope that through this collaboration we can encourage young Malaysians and nurture local talent. We are very confident that the well prepared HCC graduates will easily adapt to the new application programmes and technologies. During their time at Ducati Penang, the students will be trained to meet international standards of quality service plus be part of the Desmo Academy that has been created to enhance the skills each individual for opportunities that can span beyond Malaysia”.  

The superbike industry is seeing significant growth in Malaysia with volumes in 2013 doubling that of 2012. Ducati is committed to delivering consistent and exceptional service to our customers which means technical personnel need to be professionally trained and highly competent to ensure ultimate ownership experience.” he added.

Dato’ Dr Cheah See Kian, Honorary Principal of Han Chiang College said that since the establishment of the Continuing Education Centre (CEC) in 2004, CEC has produced more than 700 graduates to serve the Malaysian automotive industry.

He furthered that “Almost 100% of our graduates find employment. This proves that HCC graduates meet the expectations of the market. CEC has always collaborated with major brand car service centres such as Lexus, BMW and Honda, just to name a few. Our undergraduates can go to the above mentioned centres to have their practical training and enhance their skills.”

The signing of this MoU is indeed a momentous milestone to us as this is our inaugural training partnership with a well-established superbike company. This collaboration not only allows us to provide practical training to HCC undergraduates, it also opens new opportunities for graduates to find employment in the superbike industry. We are certain that our students will impress Ducati and be able to meet their requirements of technical personnel,” said Dato’ Dr Cheah.

Ducati Malaysia invites any technical Universities/Colleges in Malaysia to explore further partnership for its nationwide centres from Peninsular to East Malaysia.

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