PLDT SME Nation and Microsoft Philippines has launched Digital Campus Suite, a service package that allows students and learning institutions to access online learning programs and earn Information Technology (IT) certification for IT skills that are now in demand.
PLDT First Vice President and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde
Through the Digital Campus Suite
- schools will have high-speed connection wit PLDT myDSL, Biz, or iGate, as well as online access to training courses of the Microsoft IT Academy Program.
- educators and students will have access to Microsoft’s digital curriculum and they can earn IT certifications in the Microsoft IT Academy Program for skills and courses that can help students become more employable.
- schools will receive licenses to Microsoft Office 365 to help students and teachers interact using Cloud tools and platforms.
- schools will receive laptops, tablets, and WiFi access points in the campus for the use of students.
Through the Digital Campus Suite, PLDT SME Nation and Microsoft Philippines are trying to address a “widening ICT professional skills gap” in the Asia Pacific Region, a trend included in a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Digital Campus Suite launch keynote speaker, Bro. Jun Erguiza.
“ICT skills are no longer just an added value to employment but are now necessities in today’s business and entrepreneural landscape. This initiative [Digital Campus Suite] will allow students to become adept in basic ICT skills and IT programs to prepare them for their chosen careers,” said PLDT First Vice President and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde.
Championing the Digital Campus. (Left to right) PLDT EVP and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto, PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, COCOPEA Chair Bro. Jun Erguiza, FSC, Ed. D, Microsoft Philippines Country Manager Karrie Ilagan, PLDT President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno, PLDT SME Nation FVP and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde and APAC Education Partner Director Rani Burchmore.
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