Friday, March 11, 2011

20 Youths Are TDI-Universal Motors Scholars

The TDI-UMC scholars at the Makati Shangri-la with Anna Mae Labanero,
CCT Training and Development Institute manager (second from right),
and Froi Parado (right), general manager of the Covenant Community Service Cooperative.

God has blessed 20 out-of-school youths with a chance for a brighter future through scholarships at CCT's Training and Development Institute-Magdalena Campus.  They received vocational scholarships from the Universal Motors Corporation (UMC) under its Ur Van, Ur Business Program run in partnership with CCT.

The scholars, from Iloilo, Bacolod, North Cotabato, Saranggani, Laguna, and Quezon City, will join 80 other young men and women who will compose the third batch of students at Magdalena. Classes start in April and end in July. The scholarships cover food, board, and tuition for courses such as electrical installation and maintenance, plumbing, and carpentry.

CCT's Covenant Community Service Cooperative will assist the students with job placement after they graduate.

UMC,  has supported CCT's micro-finance program through its UR Van, UR Business program since 2006.
This is the first time it has awarded scholarships to students through any CCT program. UMC is the country's largest and oldest 100% Filipino-owned assembler and distributor of Nissan light commercial vehicles.

Each of the scholars received a certificate
like this one during a program hosted by
 Universal Motors Corporation at the
Makati Shangri-la on March 10, 2011.

The pictures below show each new scholar with Elizabeth Lee, UMC chief operating officer (in gold blazer); a representative of the Nissan branch or dealer sponsoring the young man's scholarship; and Anna Mae Labanero of CTDI. 

Kim Babasan

Merson Calma
Wilson Dacuycoy

Omar Almed Armia

Jervin Lubogin

Carlito Prodigo

Danilo Nonato

Ken Gaunce

Michel Jay Lopez

Ryan Nonod

Ian Bolivar

John Patrick Grievalde

Boyet Casaquit and Francis Llema

Ryan Bon Ravie
Ryan Rabi, personal scholar of Elizabeth Lee, shares his testimony.

UMC executives, dealers, and scholars.