SM Prime offers full technical vocational scholarships in Pasay

Published December 6, 2020, 6:00 AM

by James A. Loyola

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) together with SM Foundation, Don Bosco One TVET Phils. Inc and the City of Pasay has launched the SM – PasayTech-voc Scholarship Program.

The program is aimed atcomplementing the efforts of local governments to provide education for gainful employment.

Shown (from left) are: Pasay City Public Information Office Head Eduardo Burgos Jr., Protocol Officer Adrian Martinez, and Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano; SM Prime SVP for Special Projects Siegfred Ramon Mison; SM Foundation AVP for Scholarship Program Eleanor Lansang;and Don Bosco External Relations Officer Carlo Sigua during the symbolic turnover of technical-vocational scholarship grants for Pasay City residents.

Since 1993, SM, through SM Foundation has provided college scholarships to the residents of Pasay City and was able to produce more than 40 college scholar alumni with 29 current scholars.

The quadripartite partnership initially intends to offer a full technical vocational (tech

voc)scholarship to 20 competent students from financially challenged familiesresiding in Pasay City.

Aside from free tuition fees, the program will also provide monthly allowance and enrichment activities to successful applicants.

The 15-month training is composed of 10 months in-campus academic learning and 5 months On-the-Job Training (OJT) and will start June of 2021 for the following tech-voc courses:  

·      Automotive Servicing NC I;

·     Electrical Installation & Maintenance NC II; 

·     Machining NC II; Mechatronics Servicing NC II; 

·     Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II; and 

·     Refrigeration and Air Conditioning NC II. 

The SM – PasayTech-voc Scholarship Programis open to 17 – 30 year-old residents of Pasay city who have finishedat least the 10thGrade (For graduates of the new DepEd curriculum) or HS graduate (For graduates of the old DepEd curriculum), Single, and with a total household income less than P150,000 per year.

Interested applicants may get the SM – PasayTech Voc Scholarship Programapplication form and apply through the Pasay City Mayor’s office from January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021.

SM, through SM Foundation, has been providing deserving and qualified students with access to technical-vocational studies since 1993. To date, SMFI has produced almost 5,500 tech-voc scholar graduates nationwide.

 
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