Earlier this year, a study conducted by the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) released data that out of our total GDP, 5% of that has been earned by the IT – BPO (Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing) industry. Despite the market’s newness, this percentage is equivalent to a whopping P 9 billion pesos. That said, it is no wonder that IT – BPO is really one of the most promising emerging markets in the Philippines.
As a response to this data, the Office of the President, through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), has granted the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) scholarship subsidies for the IT-BPO industry in the form of scholarship vouchers under the Industry-Based Training for Work Scholarship Program (I- TWSP).
In Davao city, the highlights of this program are the following career lines: Contact/ Call center training, Software development, Animation and Medical transcription. TESDA will be giving away more than 2,000 scholarship vouchers for our young Davaoenyos.
Creative communication and design school JoBS Academy will be handling the applications for scholarships in Animation and Software Development. The Contact Center (CC) training will be handled by select technical-vocational institutions with accredited Contact Center programs that are under the ICT – Davao umbrella such as Philippine College of Technology (PCT). Also, leading transcription training ground MTC Academy will handle the applications for the Medical transcription training.
What is different with the I-TWSP is that each industry association must ensure that at least 70% of all graduate from their allocation of the I-TWSP vouchers are employed within six months after the completion of the training.
“Our confidence for this project is very high. We know that the IT- BPO industry is one of the most promising emerging technologies not just in the Philippines, but in the whole world. It’s true that we’re a leading player in this market but we must not take this time to sit on our laurels and instead, focus on training and development. We might be #1 now, but other countries are also keeping up. That is why we are thankful for this opportunity. After all, it’s easy: Innovate or stagnate.” This is the meaningful message of Belinda Laya-Torres, President of JoBS Academy, newest member of the ICT-Davao (Information and Communications Technology).
The I-TWSP Davao leg is spearheaded by the ICT Council, under the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines.
If you want to know how to qualify and if you want to book your assessment, you may call the following numbers:
JoBS Academy – (082) 282 1470
MTC Academy – (082) 222 6822
Philippine College of Technology
*Contact Center Training – (082) 222 4808