Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, manufacturers of Caltex Lubricants, recently awarded certificates to those who completed the ‘Caltex Automobile Engineering Scholarship Course 2010’.
Students from the initial five batches of the Caltex Scholarship Programme received special recognition and were awarded certificates to commemorate the completion of the course, the company said.
The scholarship programme was conducted under the patronage of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and was facilitated by the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (Moratuwa), which is a direct affiliate of the Youth Affairs Ministry.
Launched in February 2010, the public-private partnership formed between Caltex and the Ministry of Youth affairs helped Sri Lankan youth keep abreast with the latest developments in technology in the automobile industry, said the statement.
“Enhancing the skills of these workers will not only impact the value contributed to the customer with a more efficient service, but also improve vehicle performance by delivering a more effective vehicle service,” said MD/CEO of Chevron Lubricants, Kishu Gomes.
The course was initiated by Caltex as a long-term strategy to elevate the industry standards through competency development and exposure to industry best practices.
The course participants have had theory and practical learning sessions. A special exposure tour to a Caltex OEM (Original Engine Manufacturer) partner was also organised. DIMO was identified by Caltex for this purpose since it is one of the largest fleet operators in the country.