Ford Philippines recently inaugurated its new technical training facility at the Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET) as it continues its support of the country’s educational scene.
The company invested a total of PHP 2,500,000 in the construction and setup of the new training facility which features a classroom for up to 50 students, a vehicle lifter, specialized tools, and 12 cabinets and toolboxes.
“We’ve had a fantastic partnership with Don Bosco since 2004, working together on a series of initiatives that help develop the technical skills and experience of the TVET students which leads to even better career opportunities,” said Lance Mosley, managing director of Ford Philippines.
Ford, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, also announced a scholarship program that will allow 25 deserving out-of-school youth to attend a 15-month automotive technical course at Don Bosco TVET for free. The Chamber will administer the scholarship program, help screen candidates, monitor their performance, and will help them gain employment once they have graduated. All in all, the scholarships are worth over PHP 1,600,000.
“We thank Ford for their trust in our institution and for choosing to partner with us since 2004. Ford’s thrust of going further aligns perfectly with our philosophy of helping the youth become technically competent so they too can go further in their lives,” commented Fr. Jose Dindo Vitug, SDP, technical director, Don Bosco Manpower Skills Training Center.