Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad has launched the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant for youths interested in pursuing a career in the automotive sector in Malaysia. The grant is designed to benefit local youth by supporting their access to quality technical and vocational education, and provide them with better employment opportunities.
The Cycle & Carriage Study Grant is open to all Malaysian youth aged 16 years 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 Skill Development (DSD) of the Ministry of Human Resources or Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
This initiative by Cycle & Carriage is in conjunction with the company’s 120th anniversary. The grant is targeted at youths from families with monthly household income of RM3,000 or less, and require financial assistance for further education. Five candidates will be selected each year as grant recipients of up to RM5,000 annual bursary for a maximum of three years of studies.
It is projected that by 2020, the country will see an increase in demand for an additional 1.3 million Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) workers. “Education is key to alleviating poverty and improving one’s family standard of living. Equipped with the right skills, we believe that our empowered youth can make a positive and sustained impact not just to their families but also for the society at large. Through the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant, we are heartened to contribute our part in presenting an opportunity for young people to pursue a vocational education in the automotive field. Through the grant, our extensive network, growing customer base and the economy as a whole will stand to benefit from a growing pool of skilled talents,” said Cycle & Carriage Bintang CEO, Mr Wilfrid Foo.
The application process, conducted from March to April, will be followed by an interview with the Cycle & Carriage selection committee in May. Other requirements include a minimum credit in English and Mathematics either at the Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) or Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) level.
Cycle & Carriage Bintang has the largest Daimler AG-certified Mercedes-Benz aftersales network in Malaysia and will be able offer the youths quality hands-on experience, which is integral in the technical and vocational education. Grant recipients will be provided with paid internship opportunities within the Cycle & Carriage network for greater exposure to actual working environments, learning directly from qualified and experienced technicians.
Speaking on this commitment, Foo said “We are always investing in our people, systems and facilities. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of skilled talent into our network as they form the bedrock of our promise to deliver exceptional journeys at every customer touch point.”
If you are interested in applying for the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant, click on this link: http://bit.ly/CCBStudyGrant