MORE than 500 poor students can have a chance to undergo a 100-day hands-on training program with the Social Security System (SSS).

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Romulo Neri said the On-Job-Training (OJT) program stemmed from their successful summer training for students.

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“The program helps students pursue their education and trains them to be productive by enabling them to save money for school expenses,” he said.

“It also increases public awareness on SSS services and facilities,” he added.

Qualified students may submit an application until April 6 with their latest school registration form, two 1.5 by 1.5 ID pictures and documents showing their age, academic rating, and family income.

The forms are available in SSS branches or could be downloaded at www.sss.gov.ph.

“Applicants must have passed all subjects taken during the last academic term they attended,” Neri said.

The SSS official added that the program is open only to students whose families have a monthly income of P10,000 or less.

The 133 SSS branches are allowed to hire up to four students. The training will start on April 12 and end at August 31.

Neri said the agency would implement the program twice a year, with each spanning 100 training days or about five months. (Angela Casauay/Sunnex)