Thursday, November 23, 2017

The First Aklan Tech4Ed and Technology Business Incubation Center Launched!

Posted By: The Mail Man - Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Provincial Government of Aklan and DICT officials at the launching of the First Tech4ED and Technology Business Incubation Center. Oct. 23, 2017

Tech4ED Center has been the aim of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to bridge the digital divide to enhance socio-economic conditions that will provide inclusive growth for the country by its establishment utilizing eFilipino Technology in economic development projects. Within the Tech4ED project are different segments that aims to cater to out-of-school youths and adults (OSYA), women, teachers, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) together with their families and relatives, persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, indigenous people (IPs), and entrepreneurs as its targets and END-USERS.

The Tech4ED Center in Aklan project is a partnership between the Provincial Government of Aklan (PGA) under the administration of Governor Florencio T. Miraflores and the DICT. Both parties agreed to cooperate and jointly commit in promoting community development through the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for effective and efficient governance I the country.

The first Tech4ED Center in Aklan together with the Rural Impact Sourcing Hub was finally launched through the efforts of the PGA, Aklan ICT Council, and the DICT last October 31, 2017, at the Ground Floor of the Provincial Academic Center DRSTMH Compound, Kalibo, Aklan.

Along with the launch is the conducting of the first training in Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS). The training had 23 scholars participating that passed the screening interview and written examinations conducted by the PGA and the DICT. 

The participants are graduates of different courses from various academic institutions in Aklan who aspired to have their own freelancing online careers. They were partnered with 23 Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Aklan in which they were trained to design their partner MSME’s webpages through content writing, photography, and other related subjects. DICT provided the resource person/trainer while the venue and meals for the 12-day training were provided by the PGA.

Currently, the RIS scholar/participants are undertaking the several tasks especially conducting marketing campaigns for their partner MSMEs’ products and services utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram among others. 

The establishment of the Aklan Tech4ED Center is a clear manifestation of Aklan’s determination to be a pro-active player in the growing ICT industry. The Aklan Tech4ED Centers believe that digital literacy will create more job opportunities for the Aklanon people.     





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