About Vocational Scholarship Program
Economically disadvantaged senior high school graduates with high potential are recruited and provided with a scholarship for one-year technical certified education program from a reputable local college, including in-class formal courses and internship (on the job training) program that are organized by the partner college, plus complimentary soft skill training organized by YKIP, to prepare the graduates prior to entering competitive job market. A minimum living allowance is provided to give them the optimum opportunity to focus on honing their skills and abilities during the scholarship period.
During the scholarship period, YKIP organizes business meetings that will link students with potential employers to support job take-up. In addition, during the scholarship period, based on a volunteer system approach,YKIP will also organize the students to create a Give Back Project for the community based on their technical and soft-skill expertise. Assisted by the volunteers, groups of students will start executing their Give Back Project for one year, starting in three months before their graduation.
To be eligible for this program, candidate should meet following eligibility criteria:
- Target beneficiaries of this program are economically disadvantaged high school graduates (with annual family income below US$1,600). Priority is given to graduates of YKIP KEMBALI Program.
- Aged minimum 16 and maximum 21 years old.
- Already holding a senior high school certificate or in the last year of senior high school level.
- If the candidate is in the last year of senior high school when applying and if he/she pass the selection process, he/she must be ready to be dismissed from the program if they do not pass their final exam at school.
- Not married when applying and during the program.
- Must have an average grade of at least 75 out of 100 for semester 1-5 of the 12th grade, and no grade below 65 out of 100 for any subject in semester 1-5 of the 12th grade.
- Must accept the scholarship bond of giving back to the community. The scholarship bond requires sponsored students to do a community project as a group once they start joining the program. As a group they have the privilege to choose the location of their project, the type of project that will be conducted as long as it is in correlation with the skill they have learnt in the college, as well as the fundraising strategy to fund their program.
| Program Dissemination
|| January – March 2015
| Application submit to YKIP and poverty assessment
|| March – May 2014
| Aptitude & Interest Test, Individual, Group Interview, and Selection Test
|| June 2014
| Announcement of Selected Scholarship Recipient
|| June – July 2014
| Scholarship Induction for Sponsored Student
|| July-Aug 2014
| Scholarship period for Sponsored Student
|| August 2014-July 2015