CATBALOGAN CITY – The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) launched the Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (Tech4ED) at the City Hall building of this city.
The launching,held last Wednesday(July 3),was graced by Mayor Dexter Uy and DICT Visayas Cluster Field Operations Officer Engr. Eleazar Badrina.
The Tech4ED is a project of the DICT that provides access to individuals and communities bridging them to the digital education, promoting inclusive growth and poverty reduction by providing opportunities for employment and empowering entrepreneurs, as well as give the community access to information, communication and technology.
It also allows the marginalized sector like the youth sector and the persons with disabilities (PWDs) access to digital opportunities to get education and gain employment to help them improve their families’ well-being.
“This program is available to all sectors. For those who can’t be accommodated in this center, we also have a training center where they can visit and avail this program,” Badrina said.
“We hope that the mayor will support this partnership because this program suits to millennials like him,” Badrina added.
Mayor Uy signified his total support to the program which he said will give better opportunities to his people have better access to digital education.
“It aims to empower the people through various skills trainings and learning opportunities. It enables access to crucial ICT services and resources and transform the quality of lives of the Filipinos,” the youthful mayor said.
“Not all LGUs can receive this platform and Catbalogan City is fortunate to be chosen by the DICT. With this, I encourage everyone to make use of this opportunity,” he added.
There are six segments where DICT’s Tech4ED can achieve their goals, there are through eEduSkills which enable education seekers to gain a high school diploma through informal education; eAssist which will provides digital and employment opportunities to vulnerable groups and marginalized communities;eAssess that will provides students with the industry partnerships that will provide them evaluations for job-readiness;mAgri which will empower farmers, cooperatives, agribusiness, and food processors by helping them obtain real time information price in the market;eMarketplace that will enable new competitors in the market specifically from rural communities and eGovServ that could provide citizens with the necessary government services and information.