The Department of Information and Communications Technology is implementing the Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Program which is intended to create meaningful ICT-enabled jobs in socio-economically disadvantaged areas in the country. It specifically focuses on areas where there is high population but low employment due to lack of investors.
It also aims to promote the ICT-enabled jobs as high value economic activity in rural communities that are not yet ready to host Information Technology – Business Process Management (IT-BPM) operations.
This program will run from May to September 2017 and will have the following objectives:
A. Increase the ICT techical skills of the talents in the countryside
B. Increase hireability of the people to land a job in the field of ICT
C. Empower local talent and local businesses
D. Promote MSMEs
E. Reduce unemployment rate in the country
Luckily, I was part of the pioneer trainers for this amazing program. I believe that we can make a huge difference to the online labor force and we can help hundreds of Filipinos learn better and earn better through RIS 2017.
(Photo at PISCON 2017)
My newest colleagues: the TEN (10) National Trainers?? for the “Rural Empowerment and Impact Sourcing Technical Training” for 27 identified local government units of the country led by Ecommerce Trailblazer, Ms. Janette C. Toral.
For 6 months, we’ll be travelling all over the country to train professionals from the next wave cities and equip them with skills that will help them improve their online careers. Topics range from blogging, to branding, content management, web development, social media marketing, and even cybercrime law.
Can’t wait! We’ll be changing hundreds of lives from this one. Thank you for choosing us, Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)!