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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tech4Ed Center in Sorsogon now fully operational

By Bennie A. Recebido

SORSOGON CITY, August 3 (PIA) – Sorsoganons can now access the Technology for Education to Train Entrepreneurs for Employment Towards Economic Development or Tech4Ed Program after it became fully operational this August 2016.

Launched last February this year, the program can be accessed at the Tech4Ed Center located inside the Provincial Library at the second floor of the Provincial Capitol Building in this city.

Provincial Librarian Ms. Christine Sincua, who is also in-charge of the center, said that the Tech4Ed Program is an inclusion initiative of the Department of Science and Technology-Information Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) to harness the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enable the society to be more productive.

She said the primary targets are Sorsoganons who are out-of-school-youth, adult, senior citizen, farmer, fisher folk, women, entrepreneur, teacher, and indigenous people, among others especially those from the rural areas not yet reached by technology.

The program is focused on the accessibility of every individual to education, employment and economy. “This is likewise a solution to computer illiteracy,” said Ms. Sincua.

Engr. Antonio D. Bonganay, focal person of the Tech4ED project, meanwhile, said the program includes different features that can easily be learned, however, he admitted that one of the hindrances that Sorsoganons may face in accessing the program is that not all of them especially those in remote areas and the farming sector whom they give priority is not that knowledgeable on computer operations.

“This is the reason why we prepared and established Tech4Ed Centers to train them to become computer literates for free,” he said.

Bonganay likewise said that since Tech4Ed program is a computerized program composed of different classifications that uses internet, they will establish wireless connections in strategic locations that would boost up internet access.

According to Sincua, now that it is fully operational, the program would offer the e-EduSkill including Alternative Learning System (ALS) or the e-Skwela program; Learning English Application for Pinoy (LEAP); e-Skills Training; and Values and Character Formation.

It would also offer the e-Assist segment with the following components: the ICT for Digital Literacy; ICT for Financial Literacy; ICT for Career Development; and ICT for Entrepreneurs.

Other program classifications it offers are e-Agri; e-Marketplace: e-Trade and Job Portal.

 The e-gov program will cater on line application and access to government agencies.

 Sincua said that in order to access the program/platform, one has to approach the Tech4Ed center manager for enrolment. (MAL/BAR-PIA5/Sorsogon)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/801470196640/tech4ed-center-in-sorsogon-now-fully-operational#sthash.xHCyMbAM.dpuf

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