Automotive Upholstery and Interior Sector Human Capital Development Initiative
20 January 2022 – IPEC Bureau and International Certified Automotive Upholstery and Interior Professionals Association (CARi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-create and develop industry standards development and uplifting the professional recognition of the automotive upholstery and interior sector for the benefit of the consumers’ safety and general public.
IPEC Bureau was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, En Azman Zakaria while CARi was represented by its Chairman, YBhg Dato’ Ir. Mohammed Noor Bin Abu Hassan.
CARi was established in 2020 with the objective to provide a platform for stakeholders, traders and practitioners in the automotive interior and upholstery industry, and working towards as a self-regulatory body to enhance the safety, quality and professionalism of the industry. With the absence of proper guideline for the automotive modification and aftermarket service, this has eventually generated negative impact on Malaysia’s industry to the global market. This MoU Is deemed as a special milestone as both parties will explore opportunities in the areas of ISO17024 certification, industry scheme customisation and Human Capital development within the sector areas.
This is indeed a great start for the new year. IPEC Bureau and CARi will work together to drive and enhance the industry towards global competitiveness, service excellence and innovation.
Kuala Lumpur, 31 December 2021 – IPEC Bureau will soon be introducing stakeholders’ engagement strategy to increase effective stakeholder collaboration that delivers more certified personnel, better-formulation of policy, well-managed scheme development and training innovation. The two (2) affected marks are Corporate Commissary and Training Examination Provider (TEP). The above marks will cease with immediate effect. All affected members will be advised on this technical transition process accordingly.
The Corporate Commissary Mark was designed to provide Bilateral Members the opportunity to promote, develop and expand the industry market for the missionary of a certification. The mark of Corporate Commissary was used by parties that have reached a mutual agreement for market development and network building of a particular industry.
The TEP mark was used to represent a validation status of an institution, academy, college, college university, university or training providers that were granted with the accreditation to provide assessment training for IPEC certification schemes. The TEP Mark was used by corporate scheme committee members, governmental & semi-governmental institutions, SME & SMI organisations, college universities & universities.
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26 March 2021 – Our CEO, Mr Azman Zakaria attended the first iConnect: Halal Supply Chain Founding Members Meeting at Halal Development Corporation (HDC). The meeting was attended by various industry players, experts, academicians and agencies via physical and online platforms.
The Malaysian Collaborative Network Platform for Disruptive Innovation (iConnect) aims to facilitate Malaysian industries to leverage on science and technology to develop innovative home-grown products and solutions to pursue new economic opportunities in emerging global markets by nurturing the growth of conducive innovations ecosystems based on collaborative networks. This is a highly commendable effort taken by HDC and Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) towards making Malaysia a global halal hub.
As an ISO Certification Body, IPEC Bureau is very much interested to take part and contribute to the Human Capital aspects of the Halal industry, in line with the nation’s agenda to increase highly skilled and qualified Halal professionals in Malaysia.
In our continuous effort as an ISO/IEC 17024 accredited certification body, the Department of Standards Malaysia has conducted an online witnessing assessment on IPEC Bureau’s Beauty Therapist and Aesthetician (BTaA) certification. Candidates were assessed via a thorough iE-Based (Industry-Experience) methodology, including simulation demonstration. This assessment was also evaluated by a qualified Examiner to ensure candidates’ best practices, ethics and procedures.
We are fully committed in our assessments to ensure our candidates comply to International Standards. IPEC‘s BTaA certification scheme will add value to your professional career, provides recognition, credentials and most importantly, gain customer confidence.
Are you certified? Get certified with IPEC Bureau today.
12 November 2020 – Our MD Dr Juliana Lim, CEO En Azman Zakaria and Prof Dr Ng Wee Kiong (Founder & President of Association of International Certified Aesthetician – AICA) attended a meeting with YB Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. This was to discuss on the Beauty industry that is currently unregulated and how we can move forward in terms of enhancing the skills of the beauty practitioners and consumer protection. IPEC offers ISO/IEC 17024 Certification for Beauty Therapist and Aesthetician and AICA plays an important role as the lead body in our Beauty Science Scope and Industry Standards Committee. Our certification caters to seasoned and aspiring beauty practitioners with flexible application criteria. This is to create opportunities for those with qualifications and/or industry experience to be recognized in this field. We look forward to more discussions with the Ministry for the growth and benefit of the Beauty industry. #ipecbureau #areyoucertified #iso17024 #aica #kpdnhep
27 September 2020 – IPEC Bureau and Sabah Occupational Safety, Health & Environment Association (SOSHEA) signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement to collaborate on BIZVALID Program – Business Self-Validation & Certification Against Covid-19) Safety & Health Web Solution to gain public confidence and in support of business recovery.
SOSHEA was established on 4 May 2016 with the vision to promote awareness and raise the standard of Safety, Health & Environment in Sabah. Among their objectives are to collaborate with the Government, NGOs and organizations to develop better Occupational Safety, Health and Health (OSHE) standards, to promote and enhance cooperation/collaboration between employers and employees on OSHE, and to enhance the competencies of OSHE practitioners. They organize training and awareness programs pertaining to OSHE as well.
The signing of the agreement is timely as this will be the first time BIZVALID to be introduced in Sabah. This is a great start to create a synergy and cooperation for both parties to explore opportunities in other areas, moving forward.
19 August 2020 – Our CEO En Azman Zakaria attended the official launching of National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) at MaGIC Cyberjaya. The event was officiated by YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister, accompanied by YB Khairy Jamaluddin (Minister of MOSTI) and other Ministers.
As a national solution coordination and facilitation centre, NTIS provides relaxations from all selected processes and/or regulatory requirements to accelerate the development of innovative solutions from R&D stage to being commercially ready. This is part of PENJANA stimulus package valued at RM100 million to drive Malaysia as a high technology and innovation-driven country.
18 August 2020 – Our CEO En Azman Zakaria attended “Tinjauan Mesra & Libat Urus Wakil Sektor Peruncitan Bersama Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Ekonomi) dan Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP)” at Sunway Pyramid.
The VIPs for the event were YB Dato’ Seri Mustapa Mohamed (Minister in the Prime Ministers Deparment – Economy) and YB Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi (Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs). We did a walk about to a few outlets and to find out on the feedbacks on the current business situation during RMCO and how the Ministries can assist further. There were also Press Conference and dialog session with Captains of the Industry. En Azman gave a brief overview on IPEC and mentioned that we will launch BIZVALID program to assist the industry towards business recovery and gain customer confidence during RMCO/Covid-19.
We successfully completed a 3-day capacity building seminar – Leaders As A Performance Coach with the Ministry of Rural Development.
The program includes the hands-on use of emotional intelligence (EI) by leaders in the workplace and analyzing big data psychometrics to develop a high-performance and high-engagement culture. It will benefit organizations in developing leaders into effective coaches towards cultivating a positive learning culture and enhance employee engagement.
We received very positive feedback from the participants. Thank you for the opportunity! 😊
A year ago today, the 1st IPEC Global Legacy Recognition Gala was held at Pavilion Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the 3 days APEC Capacity Building on ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons to Support People-To-People Connectivity & Talent Mobility.
Attended by participants from 21 APEC countries, this auspicious event honoured and celebrated individuals from various professions, with legacies that have benchmarked the pride for generations to come. It seemed impossible, but we did it!
It was an evening to remember where Iconic Legacy, Visionary Legacy and Prime Legacy Honours were awarded to the deserving recipients. The Gala also witnessed the presentation of accreditation for Lean Six Sigma Certification Scheme from Standards Malaysia.
Although 2020 has been an unprecedented year, the pandemic has profoundly impacted human capital, productivity and socio-economic landscape. The global challenges have unwittingly driven innovation and creativity forward in every layer of our society.
We wish to continue celebrating and recognising individuals who have made significant impacts and created legacies to the society.
Stay tuned for more updates on IPEC Global Legacy 2020!