Cebu City--Forty SM Technical-vocational scholars from Don Bosco TVET Center in Pasil, Cebu have completed their 15 month-long training in Machining NC II and Automotive Servicing NC II.
 
The graduates of Don Bosco TVET Center in Pasil, Cebu City are part of the Don Bosco - One TVET Philippines Inc. a network of 18 TVET centers in the country, supported by SM Foundation.
 
Don Bosco TVET Center in Pasil, Cebu City as part of the the Don Bosco-One TVET Philippines, Inc. a network of 18 TVET centers in the country.
 
The center in Pasil, Cebu offers courses in Automotive Servicing, Dressmaking, Furniture Finishing, Machining, Motorcycle Small Engine Servicing, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding. After a 10-month training, students undergo five months of On-the-Job Training to complete the course requirement.
 
At the graduation ceremony, Fr. Lamberto Paradiang of the Salesians of Don Bosco congratulated the graduated and exhorted them to be better persons.
 
"One educated and skilled person is one criminal off the street. Somebody ordinary can become extraordinary,” he told the graduates.
 
SM Foundation has partnered with Don Bosco TVET Centers to provide scholarships to the youth who choose to pursue technical and vocational courses instead of the four-year college education.
 
The Foundation maintains over 4,000 techvoc scholars enrolled in various technical vocational training centers nationwide.