The Otomotif College (TOC) and Hap Seng Star Joint Career Fair
Students often want to know the value of a course, and the career prospects that await them after graduating. On Saturday, May 19, The Otomotif College (TOC) and Hap Seng Star Autohaus Kinrara collaborated in an exciting career fair that offered students and parents a look into the dynamic world of the automotive industry.
The career fair was attended by over 100 current and prospective students, and parents. The program began with a quick presentation by Mr. Calvin Kee, Customer Relations Manager of Hap Seng Star Autohaus Kinrara. He was quick to emphasise that as an authorised dealer and service centre for Mercedes-Benz, Hap Seng Star Autohaus has a preference for TOC graduates due to its advanced, hands-on training which give students better familiarity with the sophisticated technology used in Mercedes-Benz cars.
Mr. Waiky Foo represented TOC next, by speaking about the courses and facilities offered at TOC, and the career opportunities that await students after graduation. His exciting delivery and warm personality kept the crowd excited and interested. Between Mr. Foo and Mr Kee, the crowd had no doubt that the automotive industry offers a bright future!
Two important questions remain: what’s it like working at Hap Seng Star? And where does TOC come into play? Four TOC graduates currently working at Hap Seng Star answer those questions. Among them, Fong Weng Hong, describes his experience as nothing less than enjoyable. The service advisor of 4 years is well regarded by his colleagues and tells of his daily routine with working with prestigious cars like Mercedes-Benz is something every automotive student dreams of. It’s a dream that’s become reality for these four TOC graduates. The others, See Zhan Wei, Roy Cheong and Syed Izwan who are working as a service advisor, sales executive and technical warranty executive respectively and they are just as happy working at Hap Seng Star !
The attendees also had a rare, behind the scenes tour of the Hap Seng Star service centre for Mercedes-Benz cars. Being a world recognised luxury brand, customers naturally expect the best care to be given in the servicing of Mercedes-Benz cars. That quality isn’t just in the equipment and parts used, but also by having the best qualified professionals to do the job. Hence Hap Seng Star’s preference for TOC students in their hiring criteria: customers feel reassured they’re placing their beloved machines in the right hands! The dealership also boasts a service facility that impressed even TOC students. That’s a big deal, especially when students are already seeing luxury cars and sophisticated technology at TOC’s own campus on a daily basis!
After the tour, visitors were treated to light refreshments. Although the program was officially over by then, TOC counsellors and Hap Seng Star staff alike found themselves busy answering questions from excited visitors about life in the automotive industry. Be it staff, parent or student, everyone found the career fair to be an eye-opening experience, and the TOC students left feeling even more motivated to carve a name for themselves!