Hyundai Technician Wattie Suematsu Receives New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering
- Hyundai technician Wattie Suematsu has been awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5) from MITO.
- Hyundai New Zealand collaborated with MITO to ensure its Electric Vehicle Technical Training program aligned with the newly launched qualification.
- Suematsu is based at McVerry Crawford Hyundai in Palmerston North and is the first Hyundai recipient of this prestigious certification in New Zealand.
- The certification recognizes Suematsu’s comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in servicing and maintaining electric vehicles.
22 May 2023: Hyundai New Zealand proudly announces that Wattie Suematsu, a skilled technician based at McVerry Crawford Hyundai in Palmerston North, has been awarded the esteemed New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5) from MITO, becoming the first Hyundai recipient in the country.
Suematsu’s exceptional accomplishment demonstrates his expertise and dedication in the field of electric vehicle automotive engineering. This prestigious certification recognizes his comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in servicing and maintaining electric vehicles, an increasingly significant segment in the automotive industry.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Wattie on this outstanding achievement," said Andy Sinclair, CEO of Hyundai New Zealand. "Wattie’s accomplishment highlights the caliber of talent within our team and underscores Hyundai's commitment to excellence in servicing electric vehicles for our valued customers in New Zealand."
Hyundai New Zealand places great importance on providing the highest level of training and development opportunities for its technicians. In anticipation of the launch of the New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5) from MITO,
Hyundai New Zealand worked closely with the training organization to ensure that its well-established Electric Vehicle Technical Training program aligned with the new qualification.
As a result of this collaboration, Hyundai New Zealand's Electric Vehicle Technical Training program is now recognized by MITO. This recognition significantly shortens the time required for Hyundai EV Master Technicians, including Suematsu, to achieve the Level 5 qualification.
"This partnership with MITO is excellent news for Hyundai New Zealand," added Andy Sinclair. "The new qualification will benefit all individuals in our Dealer Network, including our future EV Master Technicians, as well as those who have already received training. They are now well on their way to obtaining their Level 5 qualification."
Hyundai New Zealand's commitment to providing top-tier technical training ensures that its technicians are skilled and capable of working on the latest Hyundai technologies. The company will continue working alongside New Zealand government agencies and training organizations to ensure that its efforts remain aligned with industry standards.
The recognition of Hyundai New Zealand's Electric Vehicle Technical Training program and the achievements of technicians like Wattie Suematsu reinforce Hyundai's position as a leader in electric vehicle technology and its commitment to sustainable mobility solutions.