Jakarta, 8th July 2015 – In line with the vision and mission of YCAB, which is creating the independence of young people through holistic programs, where education and access to adequate financial sustainability for self-reliance is the key for the younger generation. We greatly appreciate what Ford has been doing for the younger generation, especially for SMK (vocational school) students to learn more about the automotive industry particularly car engines. This can provide an additional provision for the students to be more competitive in the work field.
This year Ford Motor Indonesia continues their partnership with YCAB Foundation to provide scholarships for 11 students from SMK, who will graduate soon from their school to study at Solo Technopark for a 9 month period. Solo technopark as a training institution will educate and train the children / young people to become skilled employees in the automotive industry.
Solo Technopark (STP) is a vocational, innovational, and applied technology research center in Surakarta, which build’s synergy between education, business, and government. Solo Technopark has a module and a curriculum that supports student vocational school graduates to gain additional skills that will help students learn to be competitive in the work field. Solo Technopark also helps to provide internships and employment opportunities to students especially in automotive fields. Of course have we looked at the track of record Solo Technopark which has collaborations and an excellent reputation in the field of their respective industries.
In addition to scholarships to Solo Technopark, this year Ford also provided scholarships for children in SMK who are less fortunate but have excelled in school in their last academic year. These schools are SMK Perguruan Cikini, SMK Kebon Jeruk, SMK Tri Arga II, SMK PGRI 8, SMK Jakarta 3, SMK Karya Guna, SMK Bhara Trikora, SMK BPS & K2, SMK Kampung Jawa and SMK Rasera Poncol.
“We thank Ford for the cooperation that has been established, and we hope that this cooperation will not stop here. We hope to continue to cooperate in the program “Ford Go Further” Education Scholarship, to help students who are less fortunate but have good achievements, and at the same time equip them with adequate knowledge about mechanical engineering, especially cars,” as stated by Firza Imam Putra, Chief Operating Officer YCAB Foundation at the “Ford Go Further Press” Conference.