The Perodua Youth Training Program (PYTP), the National Carmaker’s longest running Corporate Responsibility Program, saw its 25th Convocation, with 17 graduates receiving the Malaysia Skill Certificate Grade II. The recent CSR initiative is one of the core CSR programs for Perodua since 1999. The PYTP program is carried out annually as part of Perodua’s initiative to support society at large by aiding and enabling young people to gain valuable knowledge and skills that increase their opportunities of employment.

With this certificate, graduates are recognized as assistant mechanics by the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources. “The PYTP is a Perodua annual Corporate Responsibility program, which is under the compact carmaker’s “empowering youth through education” pillar,” Perodua President and CEO, Aminar Rashid Salleh said. “We believe in sharing our success with Malaysia. We believe that knowledge and self-reliance are the best tools to empower our youths.”

Over 500 individuals have graduated from the PYTP program since it began in the year 1999. Of the 500 graduates, 397 people were employed by Perodua. The program takes in SPM candidates, who are more inclined towards vocational and technical learning comparatively to academic pursuits. For this year’s PYTP program, Perodua has selected seven additional students to register under the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)’s Perbadanan Tabung Kemahiran (PTPK).

The benefits that comes with the program graduates include lodging, food, transportation, basic medical facilities and monthly allowances. The graduates even get opportunities to work at Perodua’s  162-hectar headquarters in Sungai Choh, Rawang and Perodua Sentral, Petaling Jaya.

Furthermore, some of the graduates can participate in Perodua’s training programs. For junior technical entry level technical employees, Perodua provide the Technical Education System (PTES) that is designed to fulfill the company’s needs in terms of competent employees with basic automotive knowledge. This program is tied in with the National Vocational Training Council or MLVK (Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan) ) qualification.