“We are donating seven current-generation Myvis and 43 previous-generation Myvis to these organisations in the hope that they will be useful in their research, training and education,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.
He was speaking at a symbolic hand-over ceremony held at Perodua’s Sungai Choh headquarters yesterday. Bearing witness was Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Dr Zahari Husin.
The said 25 educational institutions comprise universities as well as vocational, technical, industrial training and youth skills institutes.
“As a People First company, Perodua has always believed in empowering youth through education, as they are Malaysia’s future leaders and future drivers of the local automotive industry.
“Some of our many educational initiatives include the Perodua Eco Challenge and the Perodua Youth Training Programme, which is our longest-running Corporate Responsibility programme, having produced over 630 graduates since 1999,” said Aminar.
This year, Perodua trained and passed 141 candidates. Over 70% of them will be hired at Perodua service and Body & Paint centres across the nation. The training scheme was held in collaboration with the Human Resources Ministry’s Department of Skills Development for vocational students.
“With over a million units sold since its 2005 birth, the Myvi has been Malaysia’s most popular vehicle for the past 13 years. It is therefore the perfect vehicle for local research and training as it is the most accurate representation of a vehicle on Malaysian roads,” said Aminar.