Mazda PH continues to provide scholarship program for out-of-school youth
Bermaz Auto Philippines (BAP), the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the country, in cooperation with MFI Foundation, Inc., continue to provide skills development for out-of-school youth through the vocational foundation’s existing TESDA-accredited Dual Training System Automotive Motorcycle Technology course.
Now on its third year, Mazda Philippines recently accepted 20 more scholars this August into the MFI’s Industrial Technicians’ Scholarship Program. The new batch of scholars will spend one year on academics at the MFI campus and will spend 1,440 hours of on-the-job training on their second year, which will be conducted at various Mazda dealerships.
“Mazda Philippines remains committed to enriching the lives of Filipino youth through meaningful learning that guarantees them a productive future,” shares Steven Tan, president and CEO of BAP. “Our partnership with MFI is an ideal venue for us to hone new talent who will contribute to the sustainability of the automotive industry. It also allows us to give back to various communities and give deserving youth the opportunities that can help them and their families rise through hardships.”
Since 2014, Mazda Philippines has supported around 80 students; out of the first 20 graduates of the program, 11 have been hired directly by several Mazda dealerships, while the rest have already found other works in the automotive industry.