To mark its 120th anniversary this year, Cycle and Carriage Bintang Berhad has launched the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant to support the technical and vocational education of youth pursuing a career in automotive.
It is said that by 2020, Malaysia will see an increase in demand for an additional 1.3 million Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) workers.
The Cycle & Carriage Study Grant is open to Malaysians 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).
The grant seeks to aid those from families with a monthly household income of RM3,000 and below. Each year five (5) candidates will be selected as recipients of the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant and they will each receive up to RM5,000 annual bursary for a maximum of three years of studies.
The application process, which is conducted from March to April, will be followed by an interview with the Cycle & Carriage selection committee in May.
Candidates will also require 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.
Grant recipients will also be offered paid internship opportunities within the Cycle & Carriage network for greater exposure to actual working environments, learning directly from qualified and experienced technicians.
Interested applicants can apply for the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant here.