The International College of Automotive (ICAM), a member of the DRB-Hicom Bhd, is expected to obtain university status by year- end because of its success in producing skilled graduates in the industry.
DRB-Hicom Group managing director Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil said the group was confident that ICAM’s status would be elevated as the college had made various achievements since it was established on April 2, 2010.
“Although ICAM is just 3-years-old, it have produced graduates who are highly skilled for the automotive sector locally and abroad,” he said after the college’s inaugural graduation ceremony here yesterday.
A total of 139 graduates from eight diploma programmes received their scrolls from Mohd Khamil, who is also Hicom University College Sdn Bhd chairman.
He said ICAM was the only automotive learning institute in the region that was established “by the industry for the industry”, and its researchers had received accreditations from local and international bodies.
“ICAM is well on its way to stamp its mark as the premier regional automotive education centre, capable of producing professionals and highly skilled graduates for the nation’s automotive industry, as well as the centre of excellence for research and development in the industry.”
He said ICAM’s state-of-the-art campus here would be fully completed next year and could accommodate 7,000 students.
At present, the existing facility is equipped with a comprehensive and modern infrastructure for education as well as a vehicle test track.
In addition to its eight diploma programmes, ICAM also offers the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. It has also signed an agreement with the Multimedia University to conduct the university’s Bachelor in Business Administration programme and Bachelor in Industrial Technology management with Unversiti Malaysia Pahang.