German Dual Vocational Training Program – Mechatronics launched at GMI

April 14, 2017
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German-Malaysian Institute or fondly known as GMi repeatedly placed its name in Technical Vocational Education & Training records when they launched the German Dual Vocational Training Program (GDVT) in Mechatronics last year. Three multinational companies – Infineon, Hauni and Muhlbauer joined forces to turn this programme into a reality. A total of 19 apprentices were chosen to be the pioneering batch for this programme, that will take 3.5 years to complete, broken down with 70% practical exposure at the industries and 30% on theories with GMI. Upon completion, these apprentices will be awarded advanced skill diploma equivalent to SKM 5 and a certificate from German Chamber of Commerce.

This is the third GDVT programme conducted at GMi. The previous two are – Industrial Management and Logistics Operation Management Program, with two enrolments since June 2014. These two GDVT programs are fully supported by the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and GDVT Mechatronics are fully supported by Ministry of Human Resources.

The event was graced by His Excellency Mr. Holger Michael, The German Ambassador who is also the Chairman for GMi Board of Directors. His Excellency reiterated in his speech that GMi, with its advanced technology, is the flagship institution of Germany in the field of engineering technology training. Technology has experienced rapid growth, making it very important for Malaysia to grasp the technology fast and as well as possible, while adapting the German engineering culture. He congratulated all apprentices for being chosen to be in the first batch and urged them to be committed with the programme.

 

During the same note, Yusoff Md Sahir, the Managing Director for GMi mentioned in his welcoming speech that Malaysia is in need of highly competent and skilled workers, and it is imperative to find them as the country is gearing up to become an industrialized nation by 2020. The GDVT program is an industry-oriented training programme and is conducted at the workplace in actual work conditions under the guidance of competent coaches/trainers. Apprentices will be trained as a certified skilled manpower at their own workplace. “With greater opportunities for career advancement available, this will promote workplace loyalty. Employers will be able to build a team of skilled mechatronic technicians who are highly specialised and well-versed in their company’s technologies. This will not only lead to higher efficiency and productivity, but also lessen companies’ dependence on foreign experts and workers in the long run.”

 

GMI – July 2017 intake is now open. Students may register online at www.gmi.edu.my/onlineapp or email to [email protected] for any registration or enquiries. Limited places available. GMI offers diploma programmes in Industrial Electronics and Production Technology fields as well as Pre-University Program (German A-Level Preparatory Program or GAPP) for students who are keen to pursue their Bachelor of Engineering in University of Applied Science in Germany. However the GAPP intake is only in May 2017.

GMI is located in the picturesque suburb of Kajang, just 25-minutes south of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. GMI offers advanced German technology and skilled training under the Department of Production Technology and Department Of Industrial Electronics. GMI is also the only higher education institution in Malaysia that has networking with more than 50 Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Germany. For more information on our various programmes, kindly visit www.gmi.edu.my.

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