– Thailand’s Ministry of Education recognises Chevrolet technician development programme at award ceremony;
– ASEP programme develops automotive service technicians and puts them on an inside track to a career with Chevrolet.
BANGKOK, Thailand —— Thailand’s Ministry of Education honoured Chevrolet’s Automotive Service Educational Programme (ASEP) at a vocational education award ceremony held by The Teachers Council of Thailand. Thailand’s Vocational Education Commission nominated ASEP for the award.
The ASEP automotive technician development programme is one of key initiatives launched by General Motors in 2004 as part of the Chevrolet Develops Thai Education Project, which has contributed to developing 1,228 technicians nationwide.
“The dedicated service technicians who have graduated from the ASEP programme are now doing great work for our customers in Chevrolet dealerships around the country,” said Khun Khanchit Chaisupho, director of Public Policy for GM Thailand, GM Southeast Asia and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “We are deeply honoured to receive this recognition for the programme.”
For ASEP, Chevrolet Aftersales team worked closely with 10 vocational schools across the country, combining formal classroom training on model engines with hands-on work experience using professional diagnostic tools and real cars at dealership service centres.
ASEP graduates enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed, and have an inside track to a career with Chevrolet.
“ASEP is a great example of how Chevrolet is working together with the Thai government to grow the auto manufacturing industry and develop the economy,” said Khun Khanchit. “It’s a win-win scenario for everyone involved. We are pleased to see such a recognition for a programme, which is a combined effort of all the 106 dealers we have nationwide.”
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality.