From left: Cycle & Carriage Bintang CEO Wilfrid Foo with grant recipients Kirk Lien Sieng, Kathiravan Suresh, Yash Mithun Raj Marimuthu, Chandra Gaantan Chandran, Ahmad Aiman bin Abdullah and Cycle & Carriage Bintang general manager head of human resource Jo Ng.
PETALING JAYA: Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhb recently awarded five lucky students with its inaugural ‘Exceptional Journeys’ study grant.
Exceptional Journeys is part of the company's on-going commitment towards social development of the local community and the nation’s technical and vocational education agenda.
It aims to help marginalised youth gain access to quality technical and vocational education through its financial aid as well as placement within the company.
Receiving the grant was Chandra Gaantan Chandran, Kathiravan Suresh and Yash Mithun Raj Marimuthu who are pursuing a course in City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.
The other recipients were Ahmad Aiman bin Abdullah, who is pursuing a diploma in Automotive Technology and Kirk Lien Sieng who is studying Automotive – After Sales Services.
“I had plans to stop studying due to financial constraints. This is a turning point in my life. The grant will help me in my journey to follow my passion and pursue a career in the automotive industry,” said Chandra.
This initiative is targeted at youths requiring financial assistance who come from families with a monthly household income of RM3,000 and below and each recipient will receive an annual bursary of up to RM5,000 for a maximum of three years.
Upon completion, grant recipients will be offered paid internship opportunities during semester breaks in addition to a one-year bond with the company.
Malaysians aged 16 and above who are currently enrolled in or have secured a placement in an automotive course within a skills training institution accredited by the Department for Skills Development (DSD) of the Ministry of Human Resources or Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must also possess a minimum credit in English and Mathematics - either at the Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3), Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) level.
Grant recipients are provided with the opportunity of greater exposure to actual working environments, learning directly from qualified and experienced technicians.
“Cycle & Carriage feels strongly about empowering people, especially our youth, as success is not just what we gain, it’s more about the legacy we leave behind," said Cycle & Carriage CEO Wilfrid Foo.
Cycle & Carriage Bintang is a dealer group of Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicles as well as a dealer group of FUSO commercial vehicles in Malaysia.
The study grant will soon re-open to receive new applications this year. For more information click HERE.