February 27, 2020, Petaling Jaya – Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd has awarded five students with the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant, ensuring their access to quality technical and vocational education is guaranteed with financial aid and placement with Cycle & Carriage.
The recipients of the inaugural study grants were Chandra Gaantan A/L Chandran, Kathiravan A/L Suresh and Yash Mithun Raj A/L 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 Abdullah, who is pursuing a diploma in Automotive Technology and Kirk Lien Sieng, who is studying Automotive – After Sales Service.
“I had plans to stop studying due to financial constraints. This is a turning point in my life. The Cycle & Carriage Study Grant has come at the right time, helping me in my journey to follow my passion and pursue a career in the automotive industry,” said Chandra in a statement.
The study grant is open to Malaysian youths age 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 Skills Development of the Ministry of Human Resources or Ministry of Higher Education.
Applicants must also possess a minimum credit in English and Mathematics either at the Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or Sikil Vokasional Malaysia level.
“Cycle & Carriage’s growth mirrors the personal and professional development of our people throughout the years. This is why we feel strongly about empowering people, especially our youth, as success is not just what we gain, it’s more about the legacy we leave behind. Cycle & Carriage is proud to be part of our youth’s journey as they develop into future drivers and innovators of the automotive industry,” said Cycle & Carriage chief executive officer Willfrid Foo.
The initiative is targeted at youths requiring financial assistance and who come from families with a monthly household income of RM3,000 and below. 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 Cycle & Carriage. Being one of the leading dealer groups of Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicles, as well as a dealer group of FUSO commercial vehicles in Malaysia, Cycle & Carriage offers grant recipients the opportunity greater exposure to actual working environments, learning directly from qualified and experienced technicians.
The study grant is part of Cycle & Carriage’s on-going commitment towards social development of the local community and the nation’s technical and vocational education agenda. The Cycle & Carriage Study Grant will be open once again to receive new applications this year.
Look out for the annoucement on Cycle & Carriage Bintang’s website at http://bit.ly/CCBStudyGrant2020