/ 24 August 2023

TWENTY FIVE Grade 12 students from Northern Luzon received vocational scholarship grants from the LausGroup of Companies.

The scholarship is for the Automotive Technician Education and Skills Development Program, which is LausGroup’s pilot automotive internship program. It was conducted with the support of LGC Ford Group.

It was originally conceived to support classroom learning and it allows students to exercise their practical skills and knowledge in a complementary space.

LausGroup CEO Lisset Laus-Velasco said the scholarship programs affirm the company’s long-term mission for countryside development as envisioned by its late founder, Levy P. Laus.

“At LausGroup, social responsibility is at the very heart of our business. Our founder and my father, Levy P. Laus, always emphasized how we must strive to elevate the communities we serve. I hope this not only inspires students to excel but to also realize the importance of practical skills in our daily lives,” Laus-Velasco said.

Following their graduation earlier this June, 21 technician interns and 4 non-technician interns were deployed at different LausGroup dealerships in Northern Luzon.

Shervel Lisayen, 21, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity that was given by LGC.

“I learned a lot, especially the discipline and significance of my job as an automotive technician. For me, we are responsible for the lives within each vehicle that goes through our hands, that’s why we ensure that we do our work well,” he shared.

Lisayen has been endorsed for an apprenticeship following his excellent work in the internship program. LGC said the company saw his potential and is keen on supporting him in advancing his career in the automotive industry.

Motivated by the success of this pilot program in Northern Luzon, LGC is expanding the Automotive Technician Education and Skills Development Program by partnering with more dealerships and technical-vocational institutions.