Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the official and sole distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia will be sponsoring the 11th ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC), a competitive platform that aims to promote technical and vocational skills within the region.

A total of six Mazda3 will be sponsored throughout the period, four of which will be used in a nationwide awareness campaign while the remaining two units will be used in the competition to assess the skills and aptitude of the finalists.2016 Mazda ASEAN Skills Championship -

ASC 2016 will be held from 19 to 29 September at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serving (MAEPS) and will see participants from Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Nine finalists competing in the Automobile Technology sector will get to go hands on with the Mazda3, and they will be assessed on five specific skill areas – (i) Engine Management System, (ii) Gearbox, (iii) Steering, Suspension and Brake Systems, (iv) Engine Overhauling and (v) Body Electrical System. These finalists will be assessed over the span of three days, and each assessment will take three hours.

Just to give you some context, the ASEAN Skills Competition is held once every two years (it’s Malaysia’s third time hosting), jointly organised by the Department of Skills Development (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran), Ministry of Human Resource (Kementerian Sumber Manusia) and Public Works Department (Kementerian Kerja Raya).2016 Mazda ASEAN Skills Championship -

A total of 25 technical and vocational skills will be contested, ranging from Automobile Tech, Mechatronics, Electronics, Welding to Restaurant Service and many more. Click here to find out more about ASC 2016.