Rawang, 20 Oct: Perodua is doing its part in developing human capital by awarding 9 university undergraduates full scholarships, providing free training for 52 SPM leavers and providing a management trainee programme for 15 graduates.
This Corporate Responsibility programme is our way of sharing our success with Malaysia for making us the number 1 car company in terms of sales,” Perodua managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said at the award ceremony.
Also present was the Human Resource Minister Datuk YB Dr. S. Subramaniam as well as Member of Parliament for Hulu Selangor, YB Mr P. Kamalanathan.
Perodua first awarded scholarships to 3 university students in 2008 and increase the number of awardees to 9 students this year. The candidates were chosen local undergraduate courses ranging from business, marketing, mass communications, engineering, information technology, arts/ social studies and finance and accountancy.
Aside from the scholarship programme, Perodua also took in 52 school leavers for their Perodua Youth Training Programme (PYTP).
This programme, which began in 1999, enrols SPM leavers, focusing on students who did not do so well in their exams or those who could not afford to further their studies but have a strong interest in cars.
Aside from training, Perodua also provides accommodations, transportation and monthly allowance for all the participants throughout the programme’s 6 months duration.
“Perodua has allocated over RM4 million to train youths under the PYTP programme since 1999 and we have trained some 324 people since then.”
“We are hoping to make the Perodua Scholarship Programme an annual event as well as increasing the number of our PYPT participants as we are committed to human capital development,” Aminar said.
In addition to these 2 programmes, Perodua also conducts a management trainee programme, whereby Perodua takes in fresh graduates as trainees in various departments in Perodua since 2003.
In total, Perodua has allocated about RM15 million for the 3 programmes since 1999.
Held at Perodua Learning Centre, a centre dedicated to the development of human capital at Perodua’s headquarters in Rawang, the event drew nearly 300 people, consisting mainly of the participants and their family.