by | Apr 25, 2023 | EDUCATION | 0 comments

This is the first of its kind soft skills curriculum for an automotive TVET institution developed in collaboration with Sunway University. It is in line with the government’s clarion call to improve the value of TVET graduates in Malaysia. 

CARSOME Academy will collaborate with Sunway University to co-develop soft skills modules for the automotive, TVET training institution’s Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) programmes. This first-of-its-kind collaboration between an automotive institution and Sunway University will culminate in an online curriculum to benefit CARSOME Academy students pursuing SKM/Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses.

Matt Van Leeuwen, Director of Sunway iLabs and Chief Innovation Officer of Sunway Group;  Prof Dato’ Elizabeth Lee, CEO of Sunway Education Group; Professor Sibrandes Poppema, President of Sunway University; Teoh Jiun Ee, CARSOME Co-Founder and  CEO of CARSOME Academy; Eric Cheng, Co-Founder and Group CEO of CARSOME and Professor Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement and Impact) of Sunway University

The curriculum comprises six soft skills modules which are Basic and Intermediate English, Basic Concepts of Information Technology Communication Skills, Principles of Management as well as Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills. This soft skills curriculum was developed in line with the need to provide more holistic skill sets for automotive students. It focuses on enhancing personal attributes that will equip CARSOME Academy graduates for more effective real world interactions as they navigate complex work environments. The curriculum will be delivered by CARSOME Academy faculty both online and in face-to-face classes.

Teoh Jiun Ee, CARSOME Co-Founder And CEO of CARSOME Academy said, “Equipping our students with both soft and technical skills will enhance the employability of CARSOME Academy’s TVET graduates, driving up their chances for successful job placements. Ultimately, they will be effective and productive Malaysians within the economy. “

“Since our inception we have always worked towards introducing new, innovative teaching approaches to ensure our students are industry-ready. Our approach is and will always be primarily founded on automotive industry DNA and are student-centred. The reality is technical skills alone are not enough for our students to succeed in their future careers. They would need to work with others in teams to solve problems, develop new services, and achieve organisational goals. This specially designed online curriculum will help them acquire a range of professional skills to succeed in their careers. In addition, we take to heart the government’s clarion call to improve the value of TVET graduates in Malaysia,” he continued.

Professor Sibrandes Poppema, President of Sunway University said, “Sunway University is pleased to collaborate with CARSOME Academy to develop soft skills modules for CARSOME Academy and TVET students as part of a holistic education pathway to improve their employability.”

Recently, CARSOME Academy together with the Government of Selangor announced scholarships to students who are successfully admitted to the institution. The Biasiswa TVET Selangor Untuk Pelajar CARSOME Academy 2023 is offered to Malaysian youths aged between 18 to 40 years old who are born in Selangor and are also open to residents of the state who have lived here over the past five years. The scholarship will be available for 30 deserving students accepted into CARSOME Academy in 2023.

For more information on Biasiswa TVET Selangor Untuk Pelajar CARSOME Academy 2023, please visit https://carsomeacademy.my/scholarship_2023/