Following your heart
IF you think only boys can have a successful career in the automotive industry, do take a listen to what Chew Li Jing has to say.
Recently, TOC Automotive College ( TOC) had the opportunity to catch up with Chew, a 2014 TOC alumni who was, at one time, the only female in class.
She has since successfully graduated and secured a stable job in an industry that she is passionate about.
Chew is 23 years old and studied in TOC from 2011 to 2014.
When asked what sparked her interest in the course, she said, “There is no particular reason. I guess my dad influenced me when he used to do minor repair on his cars. He does not work in the automotive industry, but he does minor repair work such as wiring.
“At the time, it caught my attention and I was interested to find out what he was doing and how he did it. After SPM, I was not really sure of the course that I should take, and that’s when I thought of TOC.”
According to Chew, she loves to learn more about how an engine works, why there is a particular part that exists in the engine, and how an engine functions.
She found the theory part of automotive education more difficult than the practical part. “For me, theory is more difficult because unlike during my younger years, theory can be answered using multiple choice answers so it was more towards common sense.”
When she decided to further her studies at TOC, her parents just asked, “Are you sure? If you are sure, then we will let you take the course.” They were very supportive of her decision. Chew says, “I have no regrets joining TOC. This is because I like to do technical work.”
She is encouraging towards other young people like her who would like to join the industry.
She says, “I believe it is not a problem for young people to join the industry and there are a lot of opportunities.”
Having done her internship with Audi at Old Klang Road as a job controller, today she is working with Quattro Autohaus, Bandar Sunway, as a sales executive.
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