Luna, Apayao – Around fifty barangay workers and out-of-school youths from far-flung areas in Apayao learned Computer Basics, Internet Essentials, and Computer Assembly and Configuration Services during two simultaneous training on November 19-23, 2018 at the Apayao State College in Luna, Apayao.
The training were conducted by the Department of Information Communications and Technology (DICT) in partnership with the lone congressional district of the province and the provincial government.
“We want to increase the ICT capacities of everyone by promoting the greater use of the internet and technologies in day-to-day activities so that when the Free Wi-Fi Program of the government has been fully launched, everyone can benefit,” Engr. William Rojas, Officer-in-Charge of DICT Luzon Cluster I said. Building the capacity of locals on computer and internet literacy is a component of the Department’s Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project.
Some of the modules used were Computer Basics, File Management, Microsoft Office, Computer System Major Parts, Computer Disassembling, Diagnosing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance.
Instructors from the DICT Central Office said that the training is very helpful for the participants who really had zero to few digital opportunities.
Barangay workers can use their learnings in improving their services to their barangays while the experience can ignite the interest of out-of-school youths to go into a vocational career or go back to school. Through this training, DICT aspires to empower citizens and communities in ICT so that no one will be left behind.
Knowing the importance of bringing digital opportunities to the farthest sitios, the Lone Congressional District and Apayao provincial government showed solid support to the program by shouldering some of the major expenses and offering free use of the venue at the Apayao State College to ensure that the program can cater to as many locals as possible.