The Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was able to train more than 58,000 women on various ICT skills from March 2020 to 2021.
Led by DICT Mindanao Cluster 1, trainings include topics on e-Marketing, Remote Teaching, Graphics Design, Branding Kit, among others.
“Your DICT is committed to attain inclusive growth and development through the use of ICT by empowering all Filipinos, especially the vulnerable and marginalized sectors,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan said.
“As digital transformation is happening at a faster speed than before the pandemic, there will be more opportunities for both men and women in the field of ICT,” DICT MC1 Regional Director Maria Teresa M. Camba added.
In addition, more than 13,000 women also learned about cyber safety measures during the same period. In partnership with the National Privacy Commission (NPC), DICT Cybersecurity Bureau and Facebook’s Digital Tayo, the DICT Mindanao Cluster conducted a series of online and offline seminars related to Cybersecurity, Digital Parenting, Data Privacy, among others.
“With the increased use of ICT during the pandemic, cyber threats and risks also increased. Our goal in the Department is to free the cyberspace of any of these so that all Filipinos can securely maximize the digital platform for various opportunities,” Secretary Honasan explained.
In celebration of this year’s National Women’s Month, the DICT and its regional clusters conducted different webinars on topics such as digital marketing, health and wellness, digital literacy, thriving in the new normal, data and graphics design, among others.
Still part of the National Women’s Month Celebration, the DICT also featured the Department’s own women in ICT. The inspiring stories of these women can be read in the news section of DICT’s official website at https://dict.gov.ph/category/news/