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Ford has a long tradition of supporting community life.  We have a vision of making people’s lives better by developing innovative programs to advance Community Life, Education and Safe Driving

Ford Australia is set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017 and our commitment to community goes further than merely writing cheques.  We Go Further to develop strategic partnerships that have a lasting, positive impact in local communities.

 Using Ford’s global Operation Better World model, we engage at a grassroots level to make strategic investments that meet community needs.

One of the key elements of community engagement is hands-on volunteering providing our employees and community partners with team-orientated volunteering projects with tangible outcomes.

We are also committed to provide both practical and technical support in educating young Australians in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies, creating Engineers of the Future.

In partnership with the Australia Council of State Schools Organisations (ACSSO), Ford launched the Driving Skills for Life teen safe driving program in Melbourne and Sydney in November 2015.

Since 2003, Ford Motor Company Fund’s award-winning driver’s education program, Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), has reached hundreds of thousands of teens online and thousands more in hands-on events around the world.

Ford translated extensive research from its advanced driving simulator studies in the U.S. into the program, which teaches the necessary skills that could help prevent up to 60 per cent of teen accidents.

Ford researchers identified the lack of four key skills for teen drivers – hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management, and speed management. At Ford’s DSFL events, students learn those critical skills in hands-on driver training by some of the nation’s top professional driving instructors.

Ford has a long tradition of supporting community life.  We have a vision of making people’s lives better by developing innovative programs to advance Community Life, Education and Safe Driving

Ford Australia is set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017 and our commitment to community goes further than merely writing cheques.  We Go Further to develop strategic partnerships that have a lasting, positive impact in local communities.

 Using Ford’s global Operation Better World model, we engage at a grassroots level to make strategic investments that meet community needs.

One of the key elements of community engagement is hands-on volunteering providing our employees and community partners with team-orientated volunteering projects with tangible outcomes.

We are also committed to provide both practical and technical support in educating young Australians in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies, creating Engineers of the Future.

In partnership with the Australia Council of State Schools Organisations (ACSSO), Ford launched the Driving Skills for Life teen safe driving program in Melbourne and Sydney in November 2015.

Since 2003, Ford Motor Company Fund’s award-winning driver’s education program, Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), has reached hundreds of thousands of teens online and thousands more in hands-on events around the world.

Ford translated extensive research from its advanced driving simulator studies in the U.S. into the program, which teaches the necessary skills that could help prevent up to 60 per cent of teen accidents.

Ford researchers identified the lack of four key skills for teen drivers – hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management, and speed management. At Ford’s DSFL events, students learn those critical skills in hands-on driver training by some of the nation’s top professional driving instructors.