Garuda Indonesia Corp every year needing 300 to 400 technicians and enginering. To meet that need, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, PT Garuda Maintenance Facilities Aero Asia (GMF) embracing the students perform for the given scholarship, one being the city of Surabaya.
According to the Director of GMF, Juliandro Nurtjahjo, Surabaya is a pilot city for the awarding of scholarships.
"It will be so this annual scholarship program, a pilot project and a new Surabaya that ask," he said after signing a cooperation at City Hall, Thursday (26/5/2016).
Juliandro telling the granting of scholarships for underprivileged children originated from his meeting with the mayors of Tri Rismaharini some time ago.
"Then, we offer enginering technicians and training programs to her. But she admitted to not have the budget to students in Surabaya city, "he said.
Got an answer from Rismaharini, directly challenging Juliandro to immediately schooling without thinking about the cost.
"Then we said don't thinker about the cost, we will pay all with scholarships from our CSR," he said.
GMF themselves provide 70 scholarships for students in Surabaya. The initial phase was given 24 students, but new scholarship 16 students who passes the test of 500 applicants for a scholarship.
Training as a technician and enginering in GMF will last for 8 months. After that, these students will be directly working on GMF.