Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO Hartmut Schick), announces the offering of training sessions at Indonesian vocational schools by local joint venture and FUSO distributor PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB).
14 vocational schools located throughout the Indonesian archipelago have been selected to participate in training workshops and career guidance sessions, conducted under the program name “FUSO Belajar dan Menginspirasi (FUSO Learning and Inspiring)”. Training staff and representatives from KTB and its dealer partners are visiting 3 schools on Sumatra island, 8 schools on Java island, 2 schools in Kalimantan, and 1 school in Makassar on Sulawesi island.
At each of the locations, students are invited to attend a technical workshop for an opportunity to improve their understanding of vehicle mechanics and maintenance. Additionally, each school is gifted a Colt Diesel (light-duty) truck chassis, engine compression testers, as well as ratchet and extension bar kits to aid in the students’ hands-on education. The training workshops are also supplemented by interactive lectures by employees from KTB and FUSO dealers. They aim to provide practical career guidance to the students by building their job interview skills and know-how related to working in the automotive industry. The initiative was started in 2018 with 11 participating schools. This year, the school visits were kicked off in October and will continue through February 2020.
The program is a marker of KTB’s commitment to contributing to Indonesia’s development, particularly through the education sector, and is a reflection of one of its official corporate principles, “Indahnya Berbagi (The Beauty of Sharing)”. Atsushi Kurita, President Director of KTB, commented, “FUSO has been successful in Indonesia because of the immense support we receive from communities here. We will continue to carry out these activities in order to give back to the communities that have fostered our growth.” KTB has achieved market leadership with the FUSO brand for the past 49 consecutive years. As of October 2019, it has recorded a 56% market share in the light-duty segment with its largest-volume product, the Colt Diesel truck.