DESPARK COLLEGE
DESPARK COLLEGE

DESPARK COLLEGE

益思塔学院

Last Updated: 2019-07-02 18:25:13
Type of Institution
Professional college
Year of Establishment
2005
Founded Body/ Founder
Dato' Edmond Chai
Campus
Despark College (Headquarter)(Main Campus), Despark College Melaka, Despark College Penang, Despark College Sabah

Introduction

Despark was established on 15 September 2005, started as academy in Bukit Raja, Klang Selangor. Despark Auto Academy was accredited by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran(JPK) to conduct the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Program under Automotive After Sales Service Level 2. At the same time Despark Auto Academy also get accredited by City and Guilds (C&G), United Kingdom to conduct the International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) Program under Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles. Despark was then expanded in Bachang, Malacca on July 2006, Georgetown, Penang in August 2007. The success of Despark led to its establishing branch campuses in Malaysia with a total investment of RM 4 million, and realizing its vision to be the largest private institution of automotive engineering in Malaysia.

The number of students grew tremendously and by November 2009 the Klang campus was relocated to the present main campus in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Despark engages key players in the automotive industries. We constantly offer training of the latest automotive technologies to not only the students but trainers as well. For instance, trainers are continuously sent to Bosch, which is widely recognized as having the most contemporary and innovative automotive engine technologies for training. Besides, trainers are also sent to Corida, the premier automotive tool and equipment supplier, in order to ensure constant improvement of the trainers’ training skills and expertise in the area. To complement this, the trainers and lecturers are also placed and attached to the real working environment where they are involved in job and information exchanging programs carried out in the commercial car service centers in the market.

With the experiences and professionalism of Despark, it was upgraded from academy to college. Despark College (DK099(B)) has been accredited by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to conduct engineering program: Certificate in Automotive Engineering Technology (CAET) and Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology (DAET) in September 2012.

In order to generate opportunities for students to pursue and further their education abroad, Despark College partners with one of the largest education group in the world, Pearson to conduct an internationally recognized certification, BTEC (Business Technology Education Council) in year 2014. Despark College offers Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsports) covers the technical knowledge and skills that are important when students engage in the motorsports industry, and Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Automotive Engineering in which students may complete dual diploma in an effective and efficient way.

Despark College envisioned to nurture competent professionals to better serve the industry and the people. It will continue to push on and strive to be the hub of engineering center.

Specialty

Programmes meet the requirements and standards of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Industry experts are appointed as external advisors to ensure all curricula are updated.
The programmes at Despark College have received recognition from professional bodies.
Despark is honoured to be partnering with Glyndwr University to offer Bachelor Degree programme.

Achievement

2008 – 2009 “The Best Automotive Training Centre in Malaysia” awarded by City & Guilds.
2013-2014 Received “Medal for Excellence” by City & Guilds.
2015 – 2016 Rated Excellent with “5 Stars” by Msia Department of Skills Development.
2015 Contributed and assisted Shell Malaysia achieved new Malaysian record.
2016 Awarded as the “Centre of Excellence” from Pearson.
2016 - 2019 Despark's students received Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards for 4 consecutive years.