Automobiles Citroen and The Otomotif College (TOC) have set up a training centre for automotive after-sales professionals to be more skillful with the vehicles produced by the French carmaker.
Called the Franco-Malaysian Training Centre, the initiative is also supported by the French Ministry of Education and Brooklands Motors Sdn Bhd, the local franchise holder of Citroen.
Citroen regional general manager Benoit de Lassus said the centre is a “one-step further” in relaunching the Citroen brand in Malaysia, after an absence of three years.
“On one hand, we are putting in place with our partner TOC, the structures which will allow our networks in Malaysia and other Asean countries to improve on its quality.
“On the other hand, we are preparing for the future, giving many students the opportunity to be introduced to the Citroen models and develop their skills,” de Lassus said.
He was speaking at the official inauguration of the centre by France ambassador to Malaysia Marc Barety at the TOC college in Petaling Jaya last Friday.
Barety also presented certificates to the first batch of 10 trainees who attended the classes for over six weeks, which started on October 6 this year.
Citroen provides the centre with all the necessary equipment, mock-ups and cars as well as technical documentation and diagnostic tools and methods.
TOC founder and chief executive officer Adelaine Foo said the partnership with Citroen is part of the college efforts to provide opportunities for students to gain professional training and industrial recognition in the automotive industry.
TOC is the country’s only private automotive college, having been set up in 2004.
Source: Business Times By Zuraimi Abdullah
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