DICT to build a technology centre in Iloilo City

The Tech4Ed centre will provide key services for government transactions, learning in demand, and aims to improve the public’s digital and financial literacy.

By Adrian M. Reodique
Dec. 12, 2016

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has signed an agreement with Iloilo's City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog for the establishment of its Technology for Education, to gain Employment, train Entrepreneurs towards Economic Development (Tech4Ed) in the city.

The signing was made after Mabilog, through a resolution, received approval to forge a partnership with DICT on behalf of the city government.

According to Committee on Rules Chair Eduardo Peñarendo'sreport, the establishment of the Tech4Ed centre is in line with DICT's mandate to "bridge the digital divide to enhance socio-economic conditions providing inclusive growth."

The Tech4Ed centre, which is under the Department's eFilipino-Technology for Economic Development Project, will cater to out-of-school youths and adults (OSYA), women, teachers, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, indigenous people, entrepreneurs, as well as their families and relatives.

The centre will provide services such as eGovServ for government transactions, eDuSkills for learning in demand which includes Alternative Learning System (ALS) and courses under the Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA), as well as eAssist to enhance the people's digital and financial literacy.