Boholanos get free training for IT career

Jumpstarting to prop up Bohol’s inventory of trained technical persons who can support rural communities in their development efforts, the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), in coordination with allied offices, dangle a free technical training to at least upgrade young Boholanos to technical grade skills level.

The DICT is looking for trainees in the Rural Impact Sourcing Technical Training: a 12-day digital marketing and electronic commerce course, running from May 21 until July 27, including Saturdays and Sundays, this year in Tagbilaran City.

The technical training can provide digital opportunities in the countryside by equipping trainees who have good communication and basic information technology skills, the edge in digital marketing and electronic commerce, according to Edilberto Aquino Jr., who shared this information during the monthly meeting of information officers in Bohol.

During the same gathering at the Panda Tea Garden Resort, Aquino, who came with another DICT staff said the training includes modules for branding for companies’ products and services, web development, product photography content writing, customer relationship management and email follow through.

Also included in the technical training modules are data privacy and cybercrime law and digital marketing ethics, search engine optimization and email marketing, social media content creation, social media planning and calendar, business blogging, and building a freelance profile.

Any applicant should be a Filipino citizen at least a high school graduate possessing basic information technology skills and good communication skills, according to DICT.

While the deadline for applications was set May 11, DICT through Aquino said they can still accept applications before May 17 screening examinations.

Applications are done online. Interested applicants can apply through http://bit.ly/ristagbilaran as soon as possible, Aquino stressed.

The training on Rural Impact Sourcing is also in coordination with the provincial Government of Bohol, City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol ICT Council, Department of Trade and Industry and digitalph.

For more information, contact Bohol ICT Council at 09772614851 or email at bohol.ictc@gmail.com. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol/DICT)

 

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