JOHOR BAHRU, 10 Oct. – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) undergraduate students from various courses were selected to receive Forest City – UTM Future Force Scholarship Award worth RM 370,000.00.
The handing ceremony of this scholarship were being held at Big Meeting room, Third Floor of Sales Gallery, Forest City Main Building, Gelang Patah, Johor
UTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar said that the scholarship award by the Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn. Bhd. was the first step towards enhancing education opportunities for Malaysians.
“Through this scholarship program, UTM students will receive financial assistance from CGPV for their study programme.
“This scholarship was offered to ten selected undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS),” said Prof. Dr. Wahid.
Prof. Dr. Wahid later said that the selected students will receive more benefits from this programme such as scholarship support, internship opportunities and career opportunities upon the completion of their studies.
“Hence, UTM will work together to ensure that the graduates produced by us meet the CGPV requirements.
“I also hope that both parties will work together to organize more programmes related to career and human capital development, seminars and workshop that can bring benefits to both institutions,” said Prof. Dr. Wahid.
Meanwhile the Forest City Director of Strategy, Ng Zhu Hann said that this programme was in line with Forest City’s Three Pro-Localization strategy in which this education initiative will help both enhance local human capital and talent development while ensuring to benefit local Malaysians as a whole.
“It is the vision of the company to create value with our existence and we want to give priority to local graduates especially students from the lower income family (B40) segments in our recruitment efforts.
“This Future Force Scholarship Award aims to empower and groom budding talents to eventually contribute to the Malaysian economy and society,” said Ng.
CGPV is the master developer for Forest City project which is a model of sustainable, green and smart future city that aspires to create more than 220,000 job opportunities over the next 30 years.
To date, Forest City has created 1,200 out of 1,545 job opportunities for locals which amount to 80 percent localisation rate of the total employee workforce.
Also attending the ceremony were Board of Director of Forest City, She Zhen Wei, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs), Prof. Dr. Durrishah Idrus and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohammed Rafiq.

The selected UTM- Forest City Future Force force Scholarship Award recipients taking a group photo with UTM and Forest City Management Team after the handing ceremony held at Forest City Main Building.