Kuala Lumpur. Porsche Malaysia, represented by Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), introduces a new factory-enriched technical training programme in partnership with TOC Automotive College (TOC) - the Porsche Training Academy-Apprentice Programme (PTAAP).
Students are provided with a well-balanced "2+1" year training programme that places equal emphasis on both theoretical knowledge and practial skills expertise with learning locations split between TOC classrooms and Porsche Centres.
The PTAAP syllabus starts with a two-year classroom and workshop-based curriculum that focuses on the increased complexity and technological advancements of future Porsche vehicles.
A dedicated Porsche technical trainer will also go through specific Porsche International Zertifizierter Porsche Techniker (ZPT) modules to allow for a greater understanding of these high-performance machines from Zuffenhausen.
Students are routinely assessed throughout the curriculum to ensure knowledge retention remains at a high level.
Hands-on with Porsche
At the end of the two-year hybrid curriculum, students are immediately given the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge via a compulsory one-year on-the-job training period at Porsche Centres nationwide.
Upon an overall evaluation at the end of the "2+1" year term, top performers that achieve the passing mark are awarded Porsche Certified Technician Bronze Level certification, together with a TOC programme certification of their choice, either the Diploma in Automotive Technology or the Master Technician Course.
"We believe that this intensive three-year programme offers attractive career opportunities, especially within an exciting sports car company like Porsche that continuously drives innovation together with tradition. Designed for highly motivated individuals, passionate about sports car ant technology looking for an attractive career, this programme will allow us to continue to stay ahead of the transformational curve in the industry, especially in view of the recent confirmation of local assembly in Malaysia," said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP).
"Nurturing young technical talent from the beginning whilst upskilling our current workforce, we aim to equip our local talent with this culture of collaboration with a like-minded partner like TOC," Mr Hunter continued.
First enrolments for the three-year PTAAP programme commences from February 2022.