Hyundai Dream Centre boosts scholars’ capacity with tiered training program
Hyundai Dream Centre Philippines (HDCP) is equipping its first batch of scholars with world class skills in automotive technology and vehicle maintenance. Through the HDCP, partners Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), Plan International, and Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), aim to elevate the skills of the local workforce, broaden opportunities for underprivileged youth to begin productive careers in the automotive industry and, ultimately, boost Philippine competitiveness on the regional and global stages.
HDCP offers three TESDA-certified courses calibrated to adapt to the educational level and capacity of the scholars. The 45-strong pioneer batch of scholars began intensive training in Hyundai automotive technology in March. Each course aims to develop the scholars’ understanding of Hyundai vehicles’ state-of-the-art technology, proper handling of equipment, and safety procedures and best practices in the workplace.
Additionally, all scholars will undergo two months of on-the-job training with the Hyundai Dealership Network on top of studying for six months. Graduates will have the opportunity to secure employment with a Hyundai dealership as Hyundai Certified Technicians or Apprentice Technicians.
HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said, “We are honored by the confidence that Hyundai and Plan International have shown by partnering with us to design this training program. By year-end, successful graduates will be equipped to deliver the caliber of After Sales service that has propelled HARI to the forefront of the Asia-Pacific Hyundai distributorship community. I am especially proud to see our eight female scholars thrive and excel in the program.”
HDCP is the first Hyundai Dream Centre to partner with a distributor in designing and implementing Hyundai’s signature innovation to respond to the demands of the local market. The four previously established Dream Centres in Ghana, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam partnered with local vocational schools to design their courses.
“We are honored by the confidence shown to us by Hyundai Motor Group and Plan International,” said HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo. “Their confidence in the quality of our facilities at the HDCP home base, the Hyundai Logistics Center in Laguna, and in the capacity of our training staff challenges us, not only to strengthen our Hyundai service teams, but also to provide a steady flow of world-class automotive technicians capable of energizing the local automotive industry.”