Date posted on May 6, 2019
This Instructor Certification project for BMW Motorrad started after Pres. Duterte mentioned in his speech during the 24th National Motorcycle Convention held in Legazpi City, Albay on how we should be highlighting Rider Safety at all times.
BMW Motorrad Philippines took it by heart to become its advocacy.
During the visit of BMW Motorrad Global President, Dr. Marcus Schramm and Global Sales and Marketing Head, Mr. Timo Resch, BMW Motorrad PH requested for an Instructor Certifcation to be conducted in the Philippines or maybe in a nearby country so that certification costs will be reduced. IIA Certification has only been conducted in Europe.
They both heeded to our request so we now have the following schedules:
IIA On-Road Certification – Apr. 30 to May 5, 2019
IIA Off-Road Certification – May 6 – 10, 2019
Venue : Vermosa Sports Hub, Imus, Cavite
Instructors : 4 German Instructors (including 1 doctor)
Participants : Dealer Sales Consultants
Other Asian market representatives
Venue : Vermosa Sports Hub for the On-Road / First-Aid
Vermosa MX Track for the Off-Road
Participants for the Philippines:
⦁ Toto Villanueva
⦁ Alvin Dee
⦁ Lawrence Macalinao
⦁ Anthony Roman
⦁ Jacob Orbe
⦁ Alex Roleda
⦁ Jet Castro
⦁ John Neri
Other Participants: Taiwan = 6 pax, Vietnam = 1 pax, Indonesia = 1 pax, Hongkong = 1 pax
(there were more aspirants who wanted to join the Certification
The general plan for the Philippines is to have the following:
⦁ Advance Rider Training : On-Road and Off-Road
⦁ Intermediate Rider Training : On-Road and Off-Road
⦁ Basic Rider Training : On-Road
Aside from Riding Skills, Instructor Aspirants were also taught First-Aid execution so that they will be able to perform what is necessary in case of unforeseen accidents. They are also taught the USP’s (Unique Selling Proposition) of each of the BMW Motorrad products including Riding Gear and be able to explain them clearly.
SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. BMW Motorrad