The Carl-Johan Blomqvist Scholarship has now been awarded for the first time. The recipients are two students and a university of applied sciences that distribute the scholarship to one of its students.
From the left, Ayyoub Mohammadamini, Carl-Johan Blomqvist and Atte Hellbom.
The €2,000 annual scholarship was awarded by the scholarship committee to three recipients this first time. The three recipients of this year’s scholarship are logistics student Atte Hellbom, apprenticeship student Ayyoub Mohammadamini and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (Jamk), which may distribute the amount received to one of its students or a graduate transport engineer at its own discretion.
Atte Hellbom is a 19-year-old logistics student from Kemiö. He says that after a difficult childhood, he started secondary school, but switched to studies in logistics. This gave him an important new start and motivation in life.
Originally from Iran, now living in Turku, Ayyoub Mohammadamini is studying for a vocational qualification in the transport industry under an apprenticeship agreement. He is 31 years old and is doing his apprenticeship in a transport company’s workshop. Ayyoub is happy to be able to train for a profession, as it is often difficult for people with a foreign background to find good training and jobs.
The scholarship committee chose Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in central Finland as the third recipient of this year’s scholarship. The committee wanted to acknowledge the forward-looking and highly valued education the university provides for future transport engineers and others. Logistics engineering student Teemu Kauhanen received the scholarship from the university.
The scholarship, which was established in honour of Powder-Trans founder and current chairman Carl-Johan Blomqvist on the company’s 50th anniversary last year, will be awarded annually from now on. This year, the scholarship was awarded to three recipients, two of them applicants and one an educational institution designated by the committee.
The members of the scholarship committee are Vice-Rector Juha Jokinen of Novida Vocational Institute, logistics industry trainer and former Police Sergeant of the Heavy Transport Supervision Vesa Roima, Editor-in-Chief Jouni Hievanen of the transport sector magazine Ajolinja, transport industry business advisor Sture Holm, and from Powder-Trans Managing Director Fredrik Blomqvist, Director of Operations Christian Blomqvist and Chairman of the Board Carl-Johan Blomqvist.