/ 23 September 2020

MAKATI-BASED iACADEMY has signed a partnership deal with Alibaba Business School to implement the Alibaba Global Digital Talent Program that will empower students and entrepreneurs.

Under the program, the GDT team will train the professors of iACADEMY on its e-commerce courseware that will be incorporated in the school’s business course subjects.

The Alibaba GDT Network is part of Alibaba’s mission to make it easy to do business anywhere. Established in October 2008, the Alibaba Business School is focused on implementing Alibaba Group’s e-commerce training and education system, which has nurtured millions of e-commerce practitioners and entrepreneurs.

The program will enable iACADEMY students to maximize the potential of digital technologies for business growth.

Based on the framework of the Alibaba Business School, the GET program was established to collaborate with universities and training institutions worldwide to train talents for the digital economy. Partner educational institutions like iACADEMY will get to carry out its GDT Program Curriculum where students will be trained and acquire knowledge on digital economy and digital entrepreneurship.

The Alibaba Business School recently hosted the GDT Global Challenge 2020 and announced it top three finalists with one of the second place winners from the Philippines. This challenge encouraged students to develop innovative digital solutions that can help people, business, and institutions in adapting with the new normal.

“We are honored to be the first school in the Philippines to implement this program with the Alibaba Business School. This is just one of the many initiatives that iACADEMY will be pushing as we strengthen our international presence and linkages,” said Vanessa Tanco, iACADEMY’s President and CEO.

“The Alibaba GDT Program will certainly add a great value to our business courses in iACADEMY. This will further cement our position as an ever-dynamic and innovative business school in the Philippines,” Cecilia Sy, iACADEMY’s Vice President for Academic Affairs underscored.

iACADEMY, a school known for its specialized courses on Computing, Business, and Design, inked partnerships with several international companies in a bid to position itself as a major player in digital transformation and innovative education.

Last year, iACADEMY was designated Center of Excellence in Asia by one of the biggest Animation Software providers.