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DICT to conduct first rural impact sourcing tech training in Vigan City

VIGAN CITY — To provide digital opportunities in the countryside, the Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DICT) partners with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Vigan City government, and digitalPH to  conduct the first Rural Impact Sourcing Technical Training in this city in September, said Engr. Jose Torino, provincial head of DICT Ilocos Sur.

“There will be 25 trainees who will work with 25 micro small and medium enterprises in the province. After the training, they will be going strait to their jobs with the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs),” said Torino.

“This training is a good vehicle to promote local MSMEs. The trainee beneficiaries will produce digital campaign strategies for them that include content creation for website and social media. They will also learn how to produce blogs, banners and posters to help market the MSMEs in the digital space.”

This 12-day Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Course will compose of training modules in branding for companies, products, service; web development; product photography and content writing; CRM and email follow through; data privacy and cybercrime law and digital marketing ethics; search engine optimization and e-mail marketing; social media content planning and calendar; business blogging; social media content creation; and building freelancer profile.

The course is open to Filipino citizens, at least high school graduates, with basic information and technology skills, and good communication skills.

The deadline of application is July 28, and the date of examination is August 1. Those who are interested can apply through the link: http://bit.ly/LC1RIS2019, or may call Engr. Torino at 0917 772 6605, 0915 707 6982 or e-mail at [email protected].

This program of DICT that began in 2018 aims to reduce unemployment in the country by creating ICT-enabled jobs in the socio-economically disadvantaged areas. It focuses on empowering the local talent with ICT-based knowledge and skills that will enable them to become digital entrepreneurs. Through this the out-of-school youth, housewives, persons with disabilities and even overseas Filipino workers are given chances to have jobs.