The Department of Information, Communication, and Technology (DICT) partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry, the local government of Cagayan de Oro and digitalPH to provide digital opportunities in the rural and provincial areas.
The DigitalJobsPH is a 12-day technical training on digital marketing and e-commerce where these courses are created by Ms. Janet Toral. In Cagayan de Oro, 25 scholars are enrolled in this program and they are partnered with local micro, small and medium businesses or MSMEs.
During this course, the scholars will the facets of e-commerce and digital marketing. Part of the training is creating a website for their MSME partners using WordPress and will learn the techniques in social media and digital marketing.
According to Ms. Acmilah Macabuat, the ICT Industry Development Bureau Focal Person “this training aims to develop ICT technical skills of Filipinos and increase their employability. It introduces a different alternative for job seekers, a different venue for employment”.
The Scholar Application Process
DICT calls for application through social media and applicants must provide all the necessary information needed for the training. The assessment process involves taking a set of exams and the passers are scheduled for an interview.
Once qualified, the scholars will go through a twelve-day training which started on September 21, 2019, and is expected to create a website with e-commerce features for their partnered MSMEs.
After the training, they will proceed in a 21-day campaign in which they will do the marketing for their partner’s business and website. Also, they are required to promote their brand as freelancers or virtual assistants.
Here is the list of DigitalJobsPH scholars with their MSME partners:
Jelin Aboc for slers.com
Louin T. Adayo for titaginafruitpreserves.com
Jouperse F. Cabaluna for tindatinda.com
Luvneizkah S. Canoy for trashvocacy.com
Gracienett I. Castillo for gramhandmade.com
Emer Jayson B. Dala for momentsphotographyph.com
Gremel Jan S. Ebal for marbelcomputers.com
April Rose Edoloverio for eaglesnestfoods.com
Roland D. King for ohmyorganicph.com
Ariel Vincent A. Matela for orolistings.com
Amor B. Matias for writerspodtranscription.com
Quincy Jones P. Miyake for geliyogurt.com
Norberto Nobillos for tuesdaykitchen.com
Jezza U. Obemia for kleenershub.com
Shaira Elaiza D. Ochotorena for tuscanyhighlands.com
Edsel D. Ortiz for asteriasinn.com
Reyson Palacios for mangkikoscacao.com
Mark Jimmar R. Pulgo for katandquints.com
Janette M. Quia for 9000eventsph.com
Peter Paul Racaza for jembointernetcafe.com
Rhea Rebolos for bestfriendgoodies.com
Mark Soriano for dreampatisserieph.com
Carl Angelo P. Suasola for coycoyslechon.com
Suzette Tse for jctrealtyph.com
Charessma Mae L. Yacapin for bestsellermeats.com
All of the 25 scholars presented to their respective partners the outcome of their e-commerce website. The whole training is free and held at the DICT’s Tech4Ed Training Center. What a better way to support this initiative is to visit the MSMEs website and customers can now order or process online for products and services. Not only are we strengthening our support for Kagay-anon business owners but also affirming the work of the scholars under the Rural Impact Sourcing arm.
To know more about this program and how to apply for a scholarship, visit the DICT website at https://dict.gov.ph.
Press release provided by Rhea Suzette Mocorro Haguisan (RIS Trainer)
Photos provided by DICT Region X and Rhea Suzette Mocorro Haguisan