27 May 2021

MTU Automotive Technology student wins bursary

Keyloop Ireland has awarded our annual bursary to one Automotive Business Management and Technology student at Munster Technological University (MTU) during an online ceremony today (27 May).

The lucky winner was first year student Aaron Domoney of Carrigaline, Co Cork. Students studying for the Honours degree at MTU were all eligible to apply, but only four reached the final stages. Alongside Aaron were Eoghan Boyce, Kieren Doyle and Sean Kelly.

Keyloop launched its programme with MTU in 2018, with the aim of giving students deeper exposure into automotive technology and management, and in created the annual bursary for the next academic year.

Speaking after being presented the bursary, Aaron said: "I would have been delighted if any of the other students had won. I couldn't think of a better class, and they all deserve it. I am grateful to have been a part of this process and it is an honour to have been awarded this prize. I can't wait to come back in the autumn, and I've never said that about school in my life!”

John McManus, Keyloop Ireland Manager, who was one of the judges for this year’s entries, continued: “The standard of entries for this year’s process were outstanding, and all students presented really well. It was a tough decision to judge all of the presentations, and each student is a credit to the university. The future of the automotive industry in Ireland is in safe hands.”

Since launching the partnership Keyloop and MTU have created 20 simulated automotive retail outlet centres using the Keyloop Drive Dealer Management System, each centre emulates the departments found in any modern automotive retail outlet including vehicle sales, customer service, marketing, parts and workshop. These simulated outlets have given MTU students first-hand experiences of the technology systems used by dealers across Ireland and globally, enabling real-time, real-world experiences in areas previously only delivered using theory practices.

Speaking about the partnership, John McManus concludes: "Our partnership with MTU is focused on creating the future leaders within the automotive manufacturing, retail and IT sectors across Ireland, leaders like the students we see graduating from this hugely innovative course.”
Aaron Domoney receiving the news about his bursary award from the Keyloop Ireland team
Aaron Domoney receiving the news about his bursary award