As part of the month-long observance of the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month this June, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Regional Clusters have lined up free webinars aimed at preparing individuals in transitioning to the new normal.

Participants, such as teachers and students can learn more about and be trained in using ICT tools and solutions in transitioning to digital or virtual education. Meanwhile, government and private employees will be introduced to ways on how to maximize ICT at work. Webinars on cybersecurity, digital literacy, and “technopreneurship” will also be available to the general public.

“Each DICT regional cluster developed these webinars to serve the needs of the people in their area. We hope that these online trainings will help Filipinos in their transition to the new normal through the use of ICT,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said. “This is part of DICT’s contribution in helping the government, through the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of emerging Infectious Diseases, in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The webinars are in line with the National ICT Month’s theme “Maximizing ICT for the New Normal,” as well as the Department’s directive to itsICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau (ILCDB), Cybersecurity Bureau, and Regional Offices to formulate and facilitate the conduct of webinars aimed at capacitating and upskilling the ICT competencies of teachers, administrators, educators, and students in different public and private educational institutions, and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

This National ICT month, the Department aims to promote the development and widespread use of emerging ICT tools and foster and accelerate the convergence of ICT and ICT-enabled facilities. The DICT also aims to promote the use of ICT for the enhancement of key public services, such as education, public health and safety, revenue generation, and socio-civic purposes. Furthermore, the DICT aims to promote digital literacy, ICT expertise, and knowledge-building among citizens to enable them to participate and compete in an evolving ICT age, as well as to encourage the use of ICT for the development and promotion of the country’s arts and culture, tourism, and national identity.

The webinars will be livestreamed at the DICT Facebook page. You may directly contact each regional cluster for the tentative schedule of webinars and for more information on how to participate.

DICT Luzon Cluster 1
DICT Luzon Cluster 2
DICT Luzon Cluster 3
DICT Visayas Cluster 1
DICT Visayas Cluster 2
DICT Mindanao Cluster 1
DICT Mindanao Cluster 2
DICT Mindanao Cluster 3