To mark this year’s “National ICT Month” the Information and Communications Technology Office of the DOST, together with the National Council on Disability Affairs, and SM Super malls as well as various partners in government, private sector and people’s organizations, will hold for the third year in a row “ICT: an ICT Job and Skills Fair for PWDs”, on June 19, 2014 at the Cyberzone, SM North EDSA Annex. This year’s event will be focusing on the utilization of ICTs allowing PWDs to work from anywhere.
With today’s current adaptive technologies and enabling laws Persons with disabilities (PWDs) are emerging as an integral part of our productive ICT workforce. Despite the hindrances that usually come with being a PWD, the talented Filipino manages to shine through, PWDs have excelled in jobs from IT business process outsourcing to programming and systems design to ICT enabled creative industries such as animation, desktop publishing and web design.
Without a doubt the field ICT has the potential to become the most PWD friendly industries, and with ever improving PWD enabling technologies becoming readily available. Being PWD is much less of an impediment to having a productive career.
The organizers of “Work Anywhere through ICT” lists the following objectives for the event:
- To inspire the event’s participants that anything is possible with ICT, particularly, working anywhere, even from home.
- An opportunity for Employers in the ICT industry to appreciate the talents capabilities of PWDs
- Showcase the latest IT enabled productivity tools for PWDs
- Provide a venue for PWDs job matching between employers and qualified PWDs
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Ms. Toral will give an introduction to e-commerce and various entrepreneurship opportunities that Filipinos can explore to participate in the online economy – as a seller, trader, or service provider.
As spearheaded by Elance and oDesk – is different. “Work” used to be considered a place you commuted to. Now “work” is something that can be accomplished at the comfort of an individual’s home. Global opportunities that pay at par with the Global standard can be found online. Online work sets the tone for equality for everyone – Online work doesn’t see race or nationality or ethnicity, it gives opportunity to every talented individual across the world.
Mr. Marx Melencio
Founder/Owner & President of Grayscale Business Consultancy & Marketing Services
“ICT B2B (Business to Business) Opportunities”. He will share what ICT can do, on the perspective of the employer of PWD as well as the blind employee, being himself a perfect example, as once a PWD looking for employment and was an employee, and now as an employer using ICT.