The SM Foundation offers the SM Technical – Vocational Scholarship for youths who want to get a quicker 2 year vocational course through their partner schools. This program has been designed to help the out of school youth harness their skills to have better opportunities in life. You must be a high school graduate and pass the requirements set by the SM Tech-Voc partner schools.
The Monark Foundation, Inc. is now among one of the partners of SM Foundation in its education advocacy. A memorandum of agreement was recently signed between the two in line with SM Foundation’s recent announcement of supporting an additional 1,000 technical-vocational students under its scholarship program for 2016. Monark Foundation will be offering the Heavy Equipment Servicing NC II course under the partnership.
SM Foundation sees technical-vocational education as an untapped opportunity to help the youth develop their skills, gain faster employment and help their families out of poverty. Many children in this country are out of school with limited means to pursue their studies, more so find gainful employment.
SM Foundation offers courses in food and beverage, automobile mechanic, fitter machinist, electro-mechanical technician and refrigeration and air-conditioning through its partner schools namely Don Bosco, Dualtech, MFI, Sisters of Mary Girlstown, Aihan, Punlaan and Monark.
There is great demand for skilled workers in many places here and around the world. It is a good strategy that in just 15 months, the youth can work and help their families. The need to provide quality education in various formats not only remains to be important in the national agenda but a global one as well. This is one of the focus contributions of SM Foundation in creating a better tomorrow by supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in providing quality education for all.
Must be a high school graduate
Must pass the requirements presented by partner Technical-Vocational Schools
Choice of specialization in the areas of food and beverage, automobile mechanic, fitter machinist, electro-mechanical technician, refrigeration and air conditioning, small arc welding and electromechanics.
Full tuition subsidy in any of its partner schools
On the job internship
Referral to industry partners after graduation
Other fun filled activities
While the SM scholarship program supports 1,500 scholars every year, regular SM college scholars were enrolled in over 80 partner colleges and universities nationwide. Yearly, the foundation welcomes a new batch of scholars to fill in the slots left by scholar graduates.
The SM Foundation will honor its commitment to assist financially-constrained students with their education by strengthening its Technical-Vocational Scholarship Program. Its longtime partnership with Don Bosco Makati Technical Institute has afforded training for those inclined to pursue technical/vocational courses including out-of-school youths.
The TVET Center at Don Bosco is a school for the poor and out of school youth offering a 15-month vocational training in Automotive Technology, Fitter Mechanist Technology, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning and Electrical mechanical Technology. The courses involve 10 months of classroom lectures and hands-on training after which the students go on an on-the-job training at partner companies.
The importance of technical/vocational programs is undeniable. Under the Senior High School curriculum Industrial Arts Strand is the Technical-Vocational-Track. With acquired skills, Senior High School students thus become employable as soon as they graduate.
It also addresses the unemployment problem partly because of the lack of skills among those in the labor force. Gone is the traditional attitude towards technical and vocational work. A greater respect for the blue-collar worker now exists.
More information, http://www.sm-foundation.org/programs/education
Submit your application to
SM Corporate Offices Building B
JW Diokno Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex
Pasay City 1300, Philippines
Telephone: 02 857 0100 local 1678
Telefax: 02 831 8282
Carmen Linda Atayde
Telephone: 02 857 0100 local 1681
You can also go to the Customer Service of any SM City mall in the Philippines and inquire about the SM College Scholarship, if that would be more convenient for you. Schedule for the screening of candidates will be published in the website. Walk in applicants will also be accepted for screening.