Tuesday, June 21, 2016 0
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 21 (PIA) – Previously under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced through Philippine Information Agency (PIA) radio program Lambo Dyes at DXIM Radyo Ng Bayan that they will launch an ICT Skills Training and Internship Center in Cagayan de Oro City on 23 June.
The center will offer digital literacy skills to residents of the city through its ICTO projects such as the “Juan Konek Free Wi-fi” for connectivity and “Tech4ED” modules.
According to DICT Mindanao Cluster II Director Evamay Dela Rosa that this will be a venue where youth and adult will be trained with digital literacy and other ICT skills and assist them for employment in Business Process Outsource (BPOs) and online jobs. Further, this is to help the unemployed, even those who have not finished college to get a job in the ICT.
With the recent announcement that Cagayan de Oro City is included in the next wave cities in the country, it means that it is conducive to set up BPO companies here, Dela Rosa said.
Meanwhile, there are also many jobs online such as Virtual Assistant wherein you can be the secretary and your boss will be in the U.S. Further, there are also jobs in telemarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as long as there is internet connection. This way, when people are equipped, they no longer need to go in faraway cities to get jobs.
Meanwhile, DICT is also bringing information communications technology in municipalities in the region. Dela Rosa said that they have already signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with different local government units to provide them with package deal of Tech4Ed and Juan Konek Free Wi-fi in public areas such as plazas and establishment of community e-center.
Tech4ED aims to harness the power of ICT in society towards creating a progressive country meanwhile Juan Konek Free Wi-Fi aims to provide Internet access to people across the country to enhance communication and stimulate socio-economic growth.
Dela Rosa said that Out of School Youth (OSY) may avail of the digitized Alternative Learning System (ALS) of the Department of Education. OSYs will get a high school diploma once they finish their track in ALS and pass the exam.
Tech4Ed has already started in Kapatagan Lanao del Norte in partnership with the local government unit and Department of Education. (JMOR/PIA10)