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 1 – September 13, 2016



Day 2- September 14, 2016

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

  1. Information Session on Coding Bootcamp
  2. E-Government Infrastructure
  3. Juan Konek Free Public Wi-Fi Project
  4. NCM’s Partnership with SUCs

Day 2

  1. Tech4ED Project Brief
  2. CHED’s Grants Program
  3. ICDL International Workforce Standard
  4. Cisco NetAcad and Certifications
  5. ISACA and its Partnership with SUCs
  6. ISACA Certification