By Adrian M. Reodique
Dec. 13, 2016
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has signed an agreement with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to allow the faculty members of higher education institutions (HEI) in the Philippines to work on ICT projects next year.
According to CHED, this will provide an alternative work to employees who will have less workload from 2016-2021 due to the K to 12 Transition programme.
In line, the commission said that 86 slots were opened for HEI personnel through the Sectoral Engagement (SE) Grants under its K to 12 Transition Programme. However, employees must have a background in Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Engineering.
The grantees will help in the development of DICT projects, such as the Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places project, the National ICT Training Division, and the Competency Standards and Certifications Management Division.
CHED said the National ICT Training Division needs experts in Java Programming, System Analysis and Design Unified Modeling Language to update and develop ICT training courses with ICT-enabled industries and academic institutions.
Meanwhile, the Competency Standards and Certifications Management Division requires grantees will need to develop ICT competency standards, which will be used in a competency-based certification exam and to develop a competency-based curriculum.
"With the expertise of our faculty and staff, we are confident that this partnership will make significant progress in strengthening ICT capacities across the country. In addition, our educators could build on this experience and enable them to better train and inspire our students to use their skills for nation-building," said CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, in a press release.