25 Taclobanons complete digital jobs training program of DICT
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — About 25 trainees graduated from the Digital Jobs PH Technical Training of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in this City on Tuesday, December 17.
The program, in partnership with the City Government of Tacloban and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), mainly aims to equip the students with Information Communications Technology (ICT) technical skills for the online freelancing industry.
Acting DICT Regional Director Engr. Leo Cipriano L. Urbiztondo Jr., said that the graduates of the Digital Marketing and E-commerce course completed the 14-day face-to-face training with partner-micro-small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and another 21 days of the online session.
“During the training, they were taught about search engine optimization, creating a website, and social media marketing,” he said, adding that they were also tasked to promote themselves as online freelance workers.
“Our goal is not only to provide them with jobs or income. We’re encouraging them to create their own companies,” Urbiztondo emphasized.
Meanwhile, aside from the certificates received by the graduates, medals were also given to the “Outstanding Trainee”.
Among the awardees are Dina-lyn Morante, Jennifer Avila, Mauren Joy Faller, Santos Repol Jr., Mark Aries Reyes, Janrie Lacsamana, Arjay Pelias, and Michelle Vernice Costa.
Meantime, other courses such as general virtual assistance, content writing, graphic design, and web development are also offered by the said program.
The Digital Jobs PH Training program, which started in 2017, hopes to reach out to more “economically disadvantaged residents in the City, enabling them to land in ICT-related jobs. – C. Merin/CIO
Photos: K. E. Napala/CIO