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DICT to make gov’t employees more tech-savvy

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:45 PM June 30, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology will launch a free online learning portal to encourage employees and the entire workforce to develop their digital skills.

In partnership with Microsoft Corporation, the DICT designed a Workplace Learning and Development Platform, which consists of asynchronous, instructor-led, and blended online courses that focus on tasks relevant to specific types of duties.

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The portal offers 1,000 modules, 300 learning paths, and 21 specific roles that could be accessed for free.

“The need to improve our digital readiness in the new normal is all the more pressing, especially since technological progress translates not only into the ability to participate in the digital economy, but also to an improved quality of life,” said DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II.

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“With this, we have partnered with Microsoft to empower our workforce, especially our government employees, through this educational portal wherein they can access relevant technology-related content and advance their ICT skills.”

Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, and GitHub developed modules that can be completed in four to six hours, while others can be completed in under three.

“This partnership is one of our efforts to empower Filipinos, especially those working in the government. As civil servants, upskilling their ICT capacities will be pivotal in our digital transformation efforts, especially in the government sector,” said Undersecretary Jose Arturo C. De Castro.

The portal can now be accessed through dict.gophilippines.org but some features are still in production including an accreditation feature that would provide certificates and professional licenses.

Career changers and job seekers can also find help at a career center.

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