Iligan chosen for infotech literacy program

The CSWD is tasked to identify the needy out-of-school youth and other disadvantaged youth, including youths with disabilities, and then refer the list to the computer literacy program, Cruz said.

Trainees will have to undergo a six-month computer education program.

But the training is not just all about computer skills, the PIA said in a press statement. It also involves teaching of life skills to include values education, counseling, population awareness and entrepreneurship skills.

The program also includes on-the-job access to current job postings, scholarships and capital assistance for small business opportunities.

Sarah Triggs, EWB-SCALA coordinator, challenged the parents and families of the beneficiaries and other members of the community to be involved in the project and thus help ensure sustainability and success of the program.

“We donated 15 computer units for 15 trainees per training to give opportunities to the OSYs and other disadvantaged youth to enhance their employable skills and thus become productive and contributing members of society,” Triggs said.

Other agencies — like the Department of Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Labor and the private sector — are also helping out to ensure that the trainees will find jobs later

The town of Laguindingan in Misamis Oriental and the cities of Ozamiz and Oroquieta in Misamis Occidental have also availed of the program.