Students to get knowledge in Scania technology and possibly employment

Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd officially handed over equipment to Institute Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) Kuala Perlis on 20 March 2014 as part of a technological collaboration between the two parties.

The equipment consists of a DC 11 L01 (340 hp) truck engine with stand, GRS 900 truck gearbox with stand, R 780 truck axle with stand and Universal stand with floor panel which is a fixture stand unit for mounting general component’s during rebuilding and repair.

The wider aspect of the collaboration also includes development of skills and syllabus, industrial training, apprentice program and employment for graduate students later in Scania.

“This collaboration between Scania and IKBN Kuala Perlis is designed to provide wider opportunities to increase the skills, knowledge and professionalism of students in technical, management and technology fields in order to fulfill the needs of the industry,” said Ulrika Hellberg, Finance Director, Scania Southeast Asia.

“This is in line with the Sweden Malaysia Innovation Initiative, an effort to nurture open and collaborative innovation that provide opportunities for public, private and research institutes to cooperate on multiple levels.”

Also – as part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in October 2013 – eight to 10 selected Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) graduates will be selected to do their industrial training as an apprentice in Scania.

If they are successful during their apprenticeship in Scania, some of these students will then be offered a job.

Scania will also work with IKBN to develop further education programs through the Sistem Latihan Dual Nasional (SLDN) by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran, Kementerian Sumber Manusia.

“Malaysia is a fast growing and dynamic country intending to achieve developed status by 2020. The backbone of that growth today and tomorrow is formed by future generations of the workforce. They are all here today in IKBN Kuala Perlis and Scania is proud to be able to contribute to this exciting growth with them,” added Hellberg.

Also present at the event today were Idros Puteh, Country Manager Scania (M) Sdn Bhd; David Lantz, Project Manager of Business Sweden; and Major (R) Zailani Safari, Director of Technology Depository Agency (TDA), Ministry of Finance Malaysia.

About Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara Kuala Perlis
Established under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara Kuala Perlis offers technical training on its 24 acre campus.

It also offers opportunities for school leavers and industrial sector workers to receive formal technical training to acquire skills in their chosen fields.