Local race event series Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) and TOC Automotive College recently signed a partnership deal for a technical course. The partnership will provide students of the college wider job prospects and build their knowledge of the motorsports industry.

Named the ‘MSF Motorsports Apprentice’ study course, students will be be trained in the business of motor racing, grooming them to be future motorsports industry knowledge workers. Graduates of this course will be equipped with technical experience which will open up opportunities to work in various racing series.

As educational partner, TOC will utilise MSF as a real world training platform covering topics such as racing event safety and scrutineering, racer control and driver discipline, timing and gridding. Direct race technical training includes body, chassis and suspension setup, engine and drivetrain modifications, basic aerodynamics and race testing and strategy.

The signing ceremony was officiated by Adelaine Foo, chief executive officer of TOC and Adian Yein, principal of MSF. Major Malaysian motorsports industry players will also be invited to give talks throughout the course, including Fawster Suspension, K-Tech Suspension, Hankook Motorsports, and Proton R3 Motorsports.

“MSF wants to actively contribute to the development of the motorsports knowledge workers that will help to build a sustainable motorsports industry that will be able to positively contribute to the nation’s economy,” said Yein. “TOC has been developing technicians for racing teams over the past 10 years. Now, we will be able to develop future leaders of the motorsports industry and help it grow,” echoed Foo.

Commencing next month, the MSF Motorsports Apprentice certificate takes 20 weeks and will be initially offered as an option to current TOC students. TOC currently offers Motorsport Technology, Automotive Techonology to certificate and diploma level, Master Technician, Automotive Customer Service and Superbike technician courses at its Petaling Jaya campus.