The Negros Occidental provincial government through the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center started a two-day Negros Island Region IT Workforce Readiness Strategic Planning Workshop yesterday for representatives and IT coordinators of colleges and universities in Negros Occidental at Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City.
The activity aims to consolidate data and create a centralized management tool that will allow visibility of new workforce and provide curriculum evaluation and direction setting.
It was facilitated by Ian Besina, corporate secretary of Stratium Software Group Inc., while Sebastian Antonio Ledesma, an IT expert, discussed “What it Takes for IT Firms to Invest in NIR”.
Early this year, a consultative meeting on IT with the heads of colleges and universities in the province was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, to encourage them to open doors to IT courses in line with the thrusts of the provincial government to strengthen its program on education, to provide job opportunities to IT graduates.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. urged the participants to work with the provincial government. He said the planning workshop is necessary because he does not want to lose the opportunity of providing workforce for IT investors in the province.
“I have always believed in the capabilities of every Negrense and I know that they are highly-trainable”, Gov. Marañon said.
The participants are representatives of Bacolod City College, Bago City College, Binalbagan Catholic College, La Consolacion College-Bacolod, Kabankalan Catholic College, North Negros College, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, University of St. La Salle, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Southland College, VMA Global College, Technical University of the Philippines - Visayas, STI-West Negros University, and La Carlota City College.*
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