Ford Philippines, together with the Don Bosco Makati Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Center, welcomed its 1st batch of automotive technicians after receiving full educational funding from the said brand.
A total of 23 students accomplished the 18-month course under the automotive technician scholarship program. Amounting to P1.7 million, this project was funded by Ford Motor Fund and Global Giving International Grant Program.
“Education is a ticket to a better future, that’s why we’re very happy for the first batch of Ford scholars for successfully completing the automotive technician course. We look forward to seeing them progress and find jobs so that they can help their families and become the next generation’s pool of automotive leaders.”
The scholars also underwent on-the-job training hours at different Ford dealerships in EDSA, Otis, Balintawak, and Commonwealth. Apart from the skills training, the scholars participated in various activities like team building, leadership training, resume writing, job interviews, and corporate social responsibility volunteer work.
As of this writing, Ford is working with American Chamber Foundation Philippines, Inc. (AMCHAM) Foundation to deploy the graduates for employment after graduation.