Ford Education Program for Young People Graduates 100 Students at Ceremony in Salvador
Ford recently graduated 100 students from its Ford Education Program for Young People in Salvador, Bahia, including 75 high schoolers and 25 elementary school students. The ceremony took place during the recent Campus Party technology event, for which Ford served as the sole automotive sponsor.
“Education is one of the pillars of Ford’s Social Responsibility program. To celebrate the end of the third edition of this project at Campus Party is really important for us. It’s an initiative that offers opportunities and opens new ways for young people of the state and city public education systems,” said Fernão Silveira, Communications Director, Ford South America.
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The students selected to graduate the program were offered specific training courses geared at preparing them for STEM careers. The high school students took part in technical training that focused on professional ethics and technical acuity for careers in fields ranging from administrative assistance to logistics. The elementary school students took part in a robotics course built around LEGOs and aimed at bolstering their creative and critical thinking skills.
Ford Education Program for Young People, supported by Ford Fund and created in partnership with SESI and the State and Municipal Education Departments, has provided essential resources to more than 300 students in three iterations. The program is intended specifically to aid students from Camaçari, Bahia, which is home to Ford’s Camaçari Plant. The facility has been in operation since 2001; it currently employs more than 8,750 people and is responsible for production of the Ford Fiesta RoCam and Ford EcoSport.
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