From Manila to Zuffenhausen: Three young Filippinos demonstrated their technical skills during a three-month assignment in the workshop of the Porsche Centre Stuttgart. Jennievib, Mark and Daryl are graduates of the Porsche Training and Recruitment Center Asia in Manila.
More than ten years ago, the Porsche After-Sales division founded the qualification centre in Manila. In cooperation with the Don Bosco Technical Institute and the local importer PGA Cars Inc., young people from disadvantaged backgrounds were to be trained to become automotive mechatronics after sales. The primary goal was to train the urgently needed technical specialists, especially for the Porsche centers in the Middle East, especially in view of the increasing e-mobility, digitization and connectivity.
In 2019, Manila will no longer be the only location under the umbrella of the worldwide PAVE initiative, an after-sales program for initial vocational training. In China, South Africa and Mexico, too, young women and men are qualified to work as automotive mechatronics engineers in after-sales with a focus on "digitization and e-mobility" or "body technology". Further locations are being planned, as it is now becoming increasingly difficult to get young technical talent in other markets as well.
Jennievib, Mark and Daryl in any case - the participants at the Porsche Centre agree on this - have done the best advertising for the PAVE qualification programme. Daniel Schukraft, Vice President After Sales at Porsche AG, is also satisfied: "Our young colleagues in Stuttgart have shown that with PAVE we have created a standard that uniformly equips us worldwide for the technologies of the future".