Daikin, JTM offer HVAC industry skilful partnership for ACCT programme

The programme will provide air conditioning installation training courses in theory, practical aspects to installers around Malaysia


DAIKIN Malaysia recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Manpower Department (JTM) under the Human Resources Ministry (MoHR), and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with both JTM and the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

This was an effort to uplift the installation skill level of air conditioning in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry under the Air-Conditioner Certified Technician (ACCT) Programme.

The MoA was signed by Daikin Malaysia group COO Ooi Cheng Suan and JTM DG Sutekno Ahmad Belon, while the MoU was signed between Ooi, Sutekno and HRDF CEO Elanjelian Venugopal.

The signing ceremonies were witnessed by MoHR Minister M Kulasegaran.

Through this programme, Daikin and JTM will jointly provide air conditioning installation training courses in both theory and practical aspects to installers around Malaysia.

Installers would have to go through the course duration of three days at the training centres set up at Advanced Technology Training Centre and Industrial Training Institutions throughout Malaysia before being certified as skilful and reliable installers.

To further encourage installers to participate in this programme, Daikin and HRDF will be subsidising the initial RM900 fee to a RM190 registration fee instead.

Ooi said: “At Daikin, we do not only believe in investing to build state-of-the-art facilities, but we also believe in investing on human capital. Our philosophy of “people-centred management” focuses on the cumulative growth of people as the foundation of the company’s growth.

“We continuously strive to uplift the knowledge and skills of air conditioning market through initiatives such as the Daikin Academy (Dojo centre) which has successfully provided and conducted valuable trainings, as well as creating the environment of know-ledge sharing.

“We believe that this enables us to provide the top quality of service that satisfies the high expectations of consumers.”

The event also witnessed the launch of HRDF’s small- and medium-enterprises (SME) Skills Scheme by Kulasegaran, an initiative by HRDF to support SMEs towards increasing their productivity and business.

The signing ceremony was held at Daikin Malaysia’s Dojo centre at their factory plant in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

The Japanese air conditioning giant followed up the signing ceremony with a tour around their factory where guests got a glimpse of the company’s systematic production line, as well as high-tech research and development and the Daikin Academy.

Installers who are interested in joining the ACCT programme can register at http://academy.daikinmalaysia.com/