German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) Programme

Oct 07, 15 German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) Programme

This month, we would like to highlight some information on our newly-launched German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) Programme. 🙂

The GDVT Programme was initiated by B Braun Medical Industries Sdn Bhd and PSDC, and is designed to upskill the existing technical workforce, especially from the operator and junior technician levels. The main objective of the programme is to give employees the opportunity to acquire a recognised Malaysian Skills Diploma with a German Chamber (AHK) accreditation while they are working. It also acts as a feeder programme to prepare the employees for the Malaysian Meister programme.

The GDVT programme involves a healthy balance of both theoretical classroom training and practical industrial training. It is industry-oriented and conducted in actual work conditions under the guidance of competent coaches and trainers. The training structure is formulated and driven a Steering Committee that is made up of key industry leaders to ensure that it is highly relevant to the needs of the industry. The programme is also accredited by both Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) and the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC).

The cost to undertake the 2½-year GDVT Skills Diploma programme is RM18,550 per person, while the cost for the 1-year GDVT Advanced Skills Diploma course is RM6,500 per person. The State Government of Penang has provided a RM2,000,000 sponsorship in support of this programme, and with that, each participating company will save 20% on course fees for their employees. So far, 7 Host Companies have already signed up for the programme, namely B Braun Medical Industries Sdn Bhd, Carsem (M) Sdn Bhd, Dynacraft Industries Sdn Bhd, Inari Technology Sdn Bhd, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd, Robert Bosch (M) Sdn Bhd, and Southern Steel Berhad.

The GDVT programme in Mechatronics is just the first of many others to come. We are currently working on rolling out the programme for the Electronics and Precision Machining sectors. If you are an employer, we do encourage you to sign up your employees for this as the programme can help to encourage employee retention and you can also develop a consistent supply of well-trained and technically-competent employees for your future business needs.

For more information on the GDVT programme, feel free to contact Andy Lim at 04-6437909 ext 524/andylim@psdc.org.my)

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