/ 10 October 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology, in partnership with Google Philippines, will offer “relevant and in-demand” ICT training courses for workers and students to upskill the country’s workforce.

“As the country is embarking on a journey towards recovery, a sizable part of the country’s local workforce either totally lost their jobs or found themselves unable to step up to the current technological demands of the current job market this “new normal”, setting a new and sustainable means of income generation through stable employment is proving to be harder now than that of the recent past years,” DICT Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Ian Dy said.

“To address these challenges, we aim to upskill and reskill the country’s population and create more employment opportunities across the citizenry’s age and qualification spectrum,” he added.

Google will offer courses such as IT Support, User Experience Design, Data Analytics and Project Management.

Each course will focus on building a specific set of ICT skills, extending from project management and business processing to troubleshooting and systems administration.

To encourage participation from Filipinos with limited financial resources, a scholarship program will be made available through a candidate screening procedure.