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PHCCI’s 23 scholars graduate DigitalJobsPH

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- The 23 trainee-scholars of the Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Inc. (PHCCI) have graduated from the two-month DigitalJobsPH (djPh) training and are eyeing to acquire job opportunities online and full-time freelancers.

The djPh face-to-face training program on Social Media Marketing and Advertising was conducted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in Dumaguete City.

This tripartite program of PHCCI, DICT and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) aim to provide employability and improve the ICT skills of interested member-residents amid the pandemic.

PHCCI Board of Director Leovigildo Elmaco said the cooperative’s corporate social responsibility is to provide livelihood or education program to the cooperative members or community.

“While the cooperative is tax exempted from the government, it is but proper to give back free training-service to the community as we also provided the trainees of computers or laptop, daily meals to the trainees during the training period,” Elmaco said.

DICT djPH Regional Focal Angelito Geverola said this is the first time in the country that DICT isnpartnering with a private sector, represented by PHCCI, in providing digital jobs training for the Filipino people, “because most of our partners are from government agencies or LGUs.”

“With this successful training on DigitalJobs with PHCCI, hopefully there will be more training for residents without age limit in Negros Oriental and we can look for another active partner as PHCCI to benefit more of the program,” said Geverola.

A 71 year-old agricultural worker, Zosima Flores is part of the graduates who underwent tedious digital practical exercises on campaign strategies.

“Initially, it’s just for curiosity and the lessons I learned really challenged me considering my age. I felt amazed and sometimes confused, but hopefully I can share my learning such as creating content and videos, scheduling, graphic designing, among others,” said Flores.

For Lucky Villanueva, 40, from Dumaguete City, it was an opportunity to become a PHCCI that provided him with an avenue to pursue his dream to be a freelance businessman.

During the course of the training, Villanueva have accepted or landed clients online and wish to have more clients in the future to earn more.

The graduates of djPH training course on Social Media Marketing and Advertising are expected to work in the promotion of companies or products and services utilizing social media platforms as tools in creating and optimizing social campaigns. (JCT/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

Officials from the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Inc., and Cooperative Development Authority in Negros Oriental together with the 23 scholar-graduates of DigitalJobsPH training course during their graduation ceremony on Nov. 11, 2022 in Dumaguete City. (PIA Negros Oriental)

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