Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today officially opened the doors to its first Volkswagen Automotive Academy in Malaysia in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

The academy spans 14,117 sq ft and is fully equipped with facilities needed to conduct complete sales and aftersales training.

It is capable of accommodating up to 150 trainees a day, who will undergo intensive programmes covering Volkswagen’s product and services conducted by 13 dedicated training staff, with modules including soft and hard sales skills, technical simulations, diagnostics and functions.

For aftersales training, there are four work bays and two technical service centre (TSC) bays, equipped with facilities and equipment such as wheel alignment machine, headlight adjusters, in-ground hoist and electronic board systems training as well as diagnostics systems and tools, all Volkswagen AG-certified and catered to meet the needs of the Malaysian market.

There is also a designated room for parts system management where trainees are taught practical and simulated training on how to manage, store and categorise parts and equipment, and also a multipurpose hall and six individual classrooms.

“The Volkswagen Automotive Academy was established with the mission to achieve excellent standards of quality education and create technical manpower of global standards with the capabilities of facing new challenges in the automotive industry,” said VPCM managing director Erik Winter.


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