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DICT’s NCM Service Holds Partnership Forum with Academia

Day 1
Aimed at strengthening partnerships with academic institutions from both the government and the private higher education institutes (HEIs), the DICT’s National ICT Competency Management (NCM) Service held a two-day forum on September 13 – 14, 2016. Aptly themed “ICT Employment Opportunities and Certifications Forum,” the event paved way for presentations which covered information, infrastructure, certifications, and partnerships. Highly experienced speakers and partners from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), International Computer Driving License (ICDL) – Asia, Cisco Philippines, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) graced the two-day forum.

Day 2
Participants from different SUCs, PHEIs, LUCs, NGAs, private ICT companies and certifications organizations attended the event, namely:

1. Apayao State College
2. Ateneo De Naga University
3. Bulacan Polytechnic College
4. Cagayan State University – Carig Campus
5. Caraga State University
6. Central Luzon State University
7. Centro Escolar University
8. CISCO Networking Academy & Social Innovation Group– Philippines
9. City of Malabon Polytechnic Institute
10. City University of Pasay
11. Department of Labor and Employment
12. DICT FOO Cluster Offices
13. Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – North La Union Campus
14. Ifugao State University
15. Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
16. ISACA Manila Chapter
17. Lyceum of the Philippines University
18. Mariano Marcos State University
19. Marikina Polytechnic College
20. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology
21. Mindanao University of Science and Technology
22. National University
23. Northwest Samar State University
24. Philippine Normal University
25. Philweb
26. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
27. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
28. Public Employment Service Office – Pasay City
29. Saint Louis University
30. Siliman University
31. Systems Plus College Foundation
32. Taguig City Government (PESO)
33. Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila
34. Technological University of the Philippines – Taguig City
35. University of Cordilleras
36. University of Luzon
37. University of Makati
38. University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos
39. University of San Carlos
40. University of the East – Caloocan
41. University of the Philippines – Manila
42. UP Information Technology Development Center
43. UP Visayas – Tacloban College

The forum’s highlights include a discussion session and preliminary networking among State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private HEIs across the Philippines. They were grouped according to the DICT’s FOO Clusters, wherein the Cluster Directors facilitated the discussions. Outputs from the discussions included an identification of challenges being faced by the SUCs like lack in resources and the need for standardized training content that are to be rolled-out in the provinces. Networking and partnerships were seen as among the best solutions to augment the challenges raised. SUC representatives will be coordinating with their respective heads of schools for future collaboration and synergizing of efforts with the DICT in delivering ICT knowledge especially to the marginalized and at the grassroots level.

The presentations from the forum can be downloaded here:
Day 1

Day 2

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