Foton Academy offers free automotive skills training

Updated Sep 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Graduates can then work at the Foton assembly plant in Pampanga. 

As most of you already know, Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) provides a wide array of products that can meet the transport and logistics needs of many Filipinos. The brand is well-known for its vehicles like the Tornado series of light to heavy trucks, the Transvan models, the Gratour MPV, and the Thunder pickup truck. 

A picture of the Foton Tornado on a highway

The Foton Tornado

Besides selling vehicles however, the said marque has also made strides in providing quality education and competent skills to those who need it. The said company does this via the Foton Academy, which currently operates in cooperation with the Pampanga Manpower Training Center (PMTC.) 

At the Foton Academy, participants can train, acquire, and hone skills pertaining mainly to the automotive industry. Specifically, they offer the Automotive Servicing National Certificate (NC II) or Automotive Servicing NC II in short.  

A picture of Foton Academy graduations showing off their NC-II certificates

Foton Academy graduates showing off their certificates

Of note, the Automotive Servicing NC II consists of competencies ranging from basic workplace safety and communication to being able to fix literally anything in relation to motor vehicles. To this end, it is quite a holistic course that can prepare aspiring mechanics for a fruitful career in the automotive industry. 

The Automotive Servicing NC II that Foton Academy offers is a six-month training program where those qualified can now receive it for free. On top of being provided the necessary training, graduates can then be employed at the FMPI manufacturing plant located at the Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. 

An aerial photo of the Foton Assembly Plant facility in Pampanga

The Foton Assembly Plant in Pampanga

In a much larger scope, the opening and operation of the Foton Academy by FMPI, PMTC, as well as the Pampanga provincial government will also provide a solution to the dwindling employment rate caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

So for those of you who want to expand their skills, want to change career paths, or are interested in automotive servicing from the get-go, the Foton Academy can be a great choice for you. 

For more news on interesting projects by local car brands like the Foton Academy, stick with us here on Philkotse.

Know more about Foton Gratour 2023

Foton Gratour

The Foton Gratour 2023 is a series of configurations that includes Wingvan, F-Van, MPV, and Dropside. It is available in the Philippines in six variants and the Foton Gratour Philippines price starts from Php 520,000 and goes at Php 708,000. Powering the vehicle is a 1.5-liter DAM15DR gasoline engine that is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission only. Depending on the variant, the engine can produce either 110 horsepower and 142 Nm of torque, or 114 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque.

In terms of dimensions, the largest numbers are found on the MPV configuration which spans 4,525 mm long, 1,925 mm wide, and 2,145 mm high, with a wheelbase rated at 2,650 mm. Locally, the Gratour competes against the likes of the Suzuki APV, Kaicene Honor S, and BAIC M50S.

₱ 520,000 - ₱ 708,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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