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DOST ICT Office to conduct free trainings for new grads

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will conduct free ICT trainings for new Education and ICT graduates.

The 2016 Training Program for New Graduates was organized by ICTO's National ICT Competency Management (NCM) Service to strengthen competitiveness of the ICT human resource.

Those who completed Bachelor's Degree in Education or Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Information Sciences can attend the following courses for free:

JAVA Programming

A 108-hour technical course designed to equip individuals with the skills required to develop solid object-oriented applications using JAVA.

Those who pass this course will be given a Certificate of Proficiency and a CSC Certificate of Eligibility.

Computer Literacy Course

This program consists of four main courses developed to cover basic competencies in office productivity: word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint and internet usage.

A Certificate of Completion will be given to the participants upon finishing the program.

Interested individuals must submit an application letter and an accomplished Personal Data Sheet to Raul Nilo, director of the NCM Service, at raul.nilo@icto.dost.gov.ph, and copy furnish marien.fulo@icto.dost.gov.ph.

Submission of applications is until May 23.

Those who will successfully complete either of the two programs will be given Trainer or Programmer-Trainee jobs at the ICT Office through service contracts from July until December 2016, and subject for renewal thereafter. They will be directly involved in the Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project, to which they will serve as part of the pool of trainers in the nationwide capacity building activities.

For inquiries, one may contact Nilo at (02) 920-0101 local 2701 or (02) 928-6095. (PNA)

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