MANILA, Philippines, 7 September 2016 –Ford Philippines today formally inauguted a new technical training facility at the Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET) in Manila as part of its efforts to support educational development.
Ford invested a total of PhP 2,500,000 in the construction and set-up of the new training facility, which features a classroom that can hold 50 students, a vehicle lifter, and 12 cabinets and toolboxes filled with specialized tools.
‘’We’ve had a fantastic partnership with Don Bosco since 2004, working together on a series of iniatives that help develop the technical skills and experience of the TVET students which leads to even better career opportunities’’, said Lane Mosley, managing director, Ford Philippines.
Ford also announced a scholarship program that will grant 25 deserving out-of-school youth with a full scholarship at the Don Bosco TVET. The scholarship grant entitles each scholar to attend a 15 month-automotive technical course.
Ford tapped the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation to be the third-party administrator of the scholarship program and help screen scholarship candidates, monitor their performance, and find employment opportunities at Ford dealerships after they graduate from course.
The scholarship program is fully-funded by Ford and is estimated to be worth more than one million and six hundred thousand pesos (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 comepentent so they, too, can go further in their lives,’’ said Fr. Jose Dindo Vitug, SDP, technical director, Don Bosco Manpower Skills Training Center.
The partnership with Don Bosco is one of many corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects of Ford in the Philippines, which reflect Motor Company’s efforts to help strengthen communities where it operates its business.
Ford works closely with communities to understand what their needs are and how the Company can contribute to improving community life. This is captured in the company’s term, tangible benefits to local communities.
Ford has also institutionalized the Global Week of Caring every September to actively engage employees to devote their time to CSR-related activities outside the office.
In the Philippines, Ford CSR programs are focused on three areas: driver safety, community building, and access to clean drinking water.
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