DICT launches free training on Rural Impact Sourcing

  • August 03, 2017
  • Emmanuel D. Taghoy

DAPITAN CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, August 3 (PIA) - Some 26 young people from Dapitan City and nearby towns are undergoing a 12-day free technical training on Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) spearheaded by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)-9.


This is the second leg of the training series, which had kicked-off earlier  at Dumalinao town, Zamboanga del Sur.


DICT will hold a total of four RIS technical training in selected areas in the Zamboanga Peninsula region including Lamitan City, Basilan and Zamboanga City.


DICT-9 OIC Director Maria Teresa Camba explained that the implementation of Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Program focuses on areas where there is high population but low employment due to lack of investors.


"To be able to help address unemployment and support more Filipinos in the countryside to gain employment through online freelancing industry, DICT has developed a module that will provide technical training on ICT-related jobs," she said.


The training covers E-commerce, Digital Marketing and Freelancing modules wherein each trainee will be paired with local micro, small and medium enterprises to develop their projects.


In the conduct of the trainings, special technology empowerment for economic development (Tech4Ed) centers will also be established and utilized to serve as training centers in the communities. The centers also function as RIS hubs where beneficiaries, after the training, can do jobs online with the free facilities. (ALT/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

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