Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd recently organised a graduation ceremony for the 27th batch of students in the Automotive Mechatronics Technician (AMT) Dual Training Program.
The company has been recognised as the first Thailand-based company to successfully implement a vocational education program at that level in the country.
All 29 graduates achieved a Level B vocational certificate in automotive mechatronics under the German-Thai Dual Excellence Education Program (GTDEE).
In addition, the students are the first group of Thai vocational students to receive a higher vocational certificate issued by Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) in Germany.
Presiding over the ceremony were Michael Grewe, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd, Dr Roland Wein, executive director of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce and Karl Adam, third secretary of economic and commercial at the German Embassy in Bangkok.
The Automotive Mechatronics Technician Dual Training Program is a two-year higher vocational education course offered by Mercedes-Benz under a partnership of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce, Samutprakan Technical College, Eastern College of Technology, and Don Bosco Technological College.
In addition to the first-hand opportunity for immersive practice on actual Mercedes-Benz vehicles, students also gained insights on latest breakthroughs in automotive innovations such as safety systems, hybrid engine technology, and groundbreaking electronic systems for vehicles.
All students accepted into the program will be awarded scholarship from Mercedes-Benz authorised dealers and will automatically be hired to work at the after-sales workshops at Mercedes-Benz dealers upon graduation.