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Asco Motors Gives Back To Training Centre

Asco Motors Gives Back To Training Centre
Director of National Training & Productive Centre Isimeli Tagicakiverata and Asco Motors Acting CEO Seiji Tokito (second from right) with some Asco Motors staff at National Training & Productivity Centre in Narere on April 6, 2018. Photo: Asco Motors
April 12
11:00 2018

Automotive students at a training institute in Nas­inu received a timely boost for the course they are studyng on Friday.

Thanks to donors Asco Motors, the apprentices can now access better hands-on experience in a workshop situation.

Asco Motors donated a Toyota Camry vehicle, simulators for ve­hicles, engine components and some cut-out components at the National Training and Productiv­ity Centre in Narere.

Centre director Isimeli Tagi­cakiverata said: “We are really grateful to Asco Motors for donat­ing this important gifts to NTPC for the students.”

He said the items were vital for training and teaching, relevant to the industry where they deal with the brake system, lighting system and all the electric components of the vehicle.

“Previously we used to rely on whatever we have … some train­ing aids … but they are not up to the quality and standard that have been provided for us today. These are more modern items,” Mr Tagi­cakiverata said.

Asco Motors acting chief execu­tive officer Seiji Tokito said the company’s support for the cen­tre reflected on the importance it placed on top quality technicians.

“Today, Asco Motor is giving back to National Training and Pro­ductive Centre because a lot of our technicians have come through this organisation,” Mr Tokito said.

He said there were many common vehicles on the road. The company donated parts to the centre to en­hance students’ knowledge.

Head of Training (Mechanical and Automotive) Joseva Lesi­vakadua said there were 28 pro­grammes to do with a mechanics conducted in Narere.

“The items donated by Asco Mo­tors will be very helpful to the stu­dents. They need to see and touch what they are learning about,” Mr Lesivakadua said.

Isimeli Vono, 23, a first year auto­motive student, said the donation by the Asco Motors was much ap­preciated.

Mr Vono said previously during their theory or practical classes they were unable to figure out some of the parts of the vehicle.

Previously, visual learning was from a projector. Now they can touch the parts and get a better feel of whatever parts before their eyes.

“This is my first experience of looking at the engines of the vehi­cle. For my learning skills I will get an idea of what the different parts of the vehicle are about,’’ he said.

There are 25 students students in the day class and 20 attending the evening class.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa


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