The partnership aims to accelerate change, improve lives, and transform Philippine competitiveness by equipping all technical vocational (tech-voc) learners with digital literacy skills to prepare them for the 21st century workplace.
The rapidly developing digital economy is increasing the demand for highly skilled technical workers across the Asia Pacific region. Digital literacy is quickly becoming an important component in the development of competitive and robust economies across the region, and governments are urged to invest in education and provide more employment opportunities now more than ever before.
Despite being projected to be among the fastest growing economies in the world, an alarming number of the Philippines’ potential adult workforce remains unemployed. To address this issue, Intel and TEVSAPHIL INC. are launching a national movement to enhance grassroots learners’ opportunities for economic self-sufficiency by training them to be digitally literate and teaching them the practical uses of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools.
“Our partnership with TEVSAPHIL INC. does not only extend our reach to more Filipinos but it also helps us provide more opportunities for quality education, new job skills, and personal growth through ICT and digital learning,” Flores added. Intel continues to work closely with governments and NGOs to deliver education, digital literacy, and entrepreneurship programs that empower communities, improve employability, and increase economic opportunity.
On February 7, 2014, TESDA in collaboration with TEVSAPHIL INC. and the Cebu Association of Private / Public TVET Institution (CAPTI) will hold the 1st International Tech-Voc forum at the Waterfront Hotel Lahug. The International TechVoc forum will discuss topics on Agriculture training in modern technology for progress, the Intel Easy Steps program, ASEAN skills integration, the use of technology for tech-voc, growing agripreneurship, global workforce trends in the human age, and other interesting topics that will inspire our next generation to participate in tech-voc education.
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