IPOH – Perak will be a centre of automotive skills training and German
technology expertise as result of a collaboration between the Perak Human
Capital Development Centre (PHCDC) with Aachen University, Germany.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the collaboration will
add value to skilled labour from PHCDC, particularly in the field of automotive
He said the expertise will provide greater opportunities for Perakians to
work with motoring firms around the world.
“What takes place in PHCDC is a good start in response to the aspirations of
the state government which wants to see a more skilled workforce to meet the
demand generated by the job market.
“The collaboration with Germany is also consistent as the country is known
for its motorsport industry and high-performance tradition comprising brands
that dominate the world market such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi,” he told
reporters after attending a meeting with the teaching staff of Aachen University
In the meantime, the Federation of Malaysian Skills Development Centres
(FMSDC) Secretary-General Alias Mohd Nadzri said under the cooperation of the
‘Malaysian Meister Programme In Automotive’, the focus will be on skills
training involving mechatronics and hybrid engine systems.