Volkswagen PH has presented the certificates of completion to eight students of Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET) Tondo and Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati during a simple graduation ceremony held at Volkswagen BGC.
After eight weeks of theoretical and practical training as well as 900 hours of on-the-job exercises, the students graduated from Volkswagen's Technician Apprenticeship Program (TAP).
The eight students, aged 18-21 years old, received their certificates of completion from Volkswagen PH President and CEO John Philip Orbeta and Chief Operating Adviser Klaus Schadewald.
All eight students, namely Esthanle Lopecillo (Don Bosco Tondo), Joemhel Tuliao (Tondo), Levie Leguiz (Tondo), Joey Romero (Tondo), Aldrianne Arquita (Don Bosco Makati), Daniel Gonzales (Makati), Jann Patrick Matira (Makati), and John Michael Luanzon (Makati), successfully completed their courses.
Volkswagen PH explains that the graduates were carefully chosen for training from a roster of 40 pre-selected students of Don Bosco. Volkswagen PH, together with Volkswagen Group Regional Aftersales (VRAS) representatives and trainers, interviewed and nominated four students each from Don Bosco Makati and Tondo to undergo the TAP.
The students, under the guidance of VRAS regional trainers, underwent two months of rigorous theoretical and practical training, which included modules on Volkswagen brand introduction, basic qualification courses, and the Volkswagen seven-core service process. The students also went through 900 hours of on-the-job training, which included job immersion in various sections of aftersales operations.
In line with the three goals of the Regional Apprenticeship Program for New Technicians of the Volkswagen Group Regional Aftersales based in Singapore, the Volkswagen TAP in the Philippines would help: achieve acceleration of the availability of new technicians; create qualified, motivated, and loyal technicians; and increase service quality and customer satisfaction.
After the ceremony, Volkswagen PH donated several training parts such as base engine, alternator assembly, air-con compressor to Don Bosco Tondo and Makati. Fr. Martel A. Ramos, Salesian Priests of Don Bosco (SDB) Tondo, Fr. Jose Dindo S. Vitug, SDB and Engineer Armando Marquez, both from Don Bosco Makati, received the donations on the schools' behalf.