NANCHANG, China — Ford and its commercial vehicle investment in China are going further to cultivate new talented technicians.
Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd (JMC) recently held an unveiling ceremony and an apprentice-acceptance ritual at its molding plant for the newly-established state-level Yuan Zhenhai Skills Master Studio.
Named after the nationally recognised JMC chief technician Yuan Zhenghai, the studio aims to develop new talents by allowing senior technicians to pass their experience to younger JMC employees.
"Employees' personal development and product quality are equally important at Jiangling," said JMC Chairman Wang Xigao. "The company has always been encouraging and motivating employees to be creative and professional, we also attach great importance to keep our personnel well-trained."
The Master Studio Project was introduced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and sponsored by provincial and state finance departments, as an incentive to encourage grooming new talent. The studio unveiled at JMC is one of the 50 studios established nation-wide and one of the two studios founded in Jiangxi.
Young technicians acknowledged 14 senior technicians specialised in clamping, mold design, repairing and electrical technology as masters in a solemn ceremony of apprenticeship.
"We are very proud that we can have the studio built at Jiangling," said Wang, "It is recognition for our relentless pursuit of the best quality and skills."
JMC has introduced many mature Ford managing systems to its teams since 1995. The cooperation between the two companies has played an integral part in JMC's success, as the company has won the Golden Prize for Ford Customer Satisfaction for three consecutive years, and JMC Transit vehicle’s TGW (things go wrong) rate was the lowest for four consecutive quarters among Ford global plants.