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PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 01, 2012


Local studes to benefit from SEEDS Program

by Edna A Bagadiong

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Jan 1 (PIA)-- A local successful food chain's outreach program for students being implemented in its stores nationwide is expected to benefit local students in the province after the launching of its 746th branch nationwide in Virac last December 20, 2011.

The Skills Enhancement and Education Development for Students (SEEDS) program of the Jollibee Foods Corporation is helping qualified students pursue post-secondary education by extending financial assistance and through on the job training that would enhance their competencies skills, attitudes, and work values - thus enhancing employability upon completion of post-secondary education.

The program components are the following: interest-free tuition loan (max. amount of P12,000 for semestral schools; P10,000 for trimestral schools), training stipend net of tuition loan, in-store training ranging from 24-36 hours/week during regular semester and 48 training hours/week during school breaks and values formation and leadership development programs

Qualified to participate in the program are those 18-26 years old, at least high school graduate and enrolled in participating partner schools, with a general weighted average of 80 percent or higher, possess a strong desire to finish post-secondary education, of good moral character, demonstrate character traits that are suited to the service industry, and not a recipient of any scholarship grant. Students from marginalized families will be given priority.

SEEDS is a joint project of Jollibee Foods Corporation & the Department of Labor & Employment under the YE-YE Program which is a DOLE project addressing the education-to-employment (E2E) needs of the youth which envisions them as educated, endowed with proper work habits, disciplined, and highly employable.

The Jollibee bramch in the province opened on December 19, 2011 and formally opened on December 20 with 115 employees where 65 of which are Catandunganons. (MAL/EAB, PIA Catanduanes)Jol

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