The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through its Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Technical Training Program, selected 25 women which will undergo Digital Marketing and e-Commerce training course last September 21, 2018 at the Municipal Hall of Taytay, Rizal.
RIS Technical Training for Women is a special course under the RIS Technical Training Program to ensure that Filipinos especially women can compete in the industry especially in the age of the Fourth industrial revolution.
Trainees will undergo a 10-day face-to-face sessions with practical exercises. A 21-day immersion will follow through wherein trainees will create digital campaign strategies for the MSMEs, which can be a venue for their future collaboration.
This training is in collaboration with Local Government of Taytay, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and JP Morgan.
“We are grateful to be the government partner in this initiative especially now that technology is said to be replacing human workforce. We need to equip Filipinos especially the countryside with the right skills and knowledge that will prepare them as the workforce and work environment change.,” shares DICT’s ICT Industry Development Bureau Officer- in- Charge, Ms. Emmy Lou V. Delfin.
The RIS Training Program is targeted to be conducted in 65 key areas in the countryside this year, for the residents to be enabled in competing for online jobs in the freelancing and home-based outsourcing industry segments and firms.
Aside from empowering the local talents with the skills and knowledge, the training is also a good venue for collaboration since it also provides an online marketing opportunity for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
This training is one of the ways that both government and the ICT-BPM industry are ensuring that Filipinos are future ready.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment, within the next six years work opportunities will change and that an estimated 2.5 million jobs that will be available are mostly home-based. DICT sees this as an opportunity to continue with its mission for countryside development.
About DICT – The Department of Information and Communications Technology is the Philippine Government’s lead agency on ICT related matters. Its primary thrusts are in the ICT Industry Development, eGovernment, ICT policy development, Internet for all and Cybersecurity.
About ILO – The International Labour Organization, a specialized United Nations Agency is consistent with the development direction of the Government of the Philippines to create sustainable, decent jobs in all types of enterprises.