Posted on September 11th, 2009
Iloilo will be having its 4th Iloilo Information Technology (IT) Week on September 28 to 30. On that week, jobs and business prospects in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry will be highlighted.
The theme for this yearâ€™s celebration is â€œFacing Global Challenges through I.T.â€Â The three-day event will feature exhibits, lectures, competition and jobs fair, and it will focus on the opportunities for employment and economic advancement about the ICT sector.
An annual event that brings together schools, business and government to celebrate the development of ICT industry in the City, the Iloilo IT Week is spearheaded by the Iloilo Federation for Information Technology (IFIT) in cooperation with the city and provincial governments and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-Iloilo). It will be held at the Robinsonâ€™s Place in Iloilo.
The IFIT was founded in 2006, and itâ€™s a non-stock and non-profit organization. It aims to develop the ICT sector in Iloilo through active collaboration of the triumvirate of academe-government-industry. The group seeks to help transform Iloilo into an ICT investment destination and major ICT and IT-enabled services (ITES) hub through proactive intervention in human resource development.
In the afternoon of September 28, head of IFIT research team, Dr. Adrian Arcelo, will present the result of the Iloilo ICT Human Resource Survey conducted by IFIT and funded by the provincial government and DTI-Iloilo.
The Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology (CEDF-IT), represented by Dr. Gregg Gabison, will present the Philippine Information Technology General Certification Exam (Phil-IT GCE). It is the first certification exam for IT graduates adopted by IFIT to ensure that they master IT upon graduation. It also serves as a benchmarking tool for schools to determine areas of improvement in their ICT curriculum.
Other ICT lectures on said event are as follows:
â€œTaking Your Business Onlineâ€ in the morning of September 29 by Mr. Ramon Lizardo, president of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society and director of Yehey.com;
â€œFreelance 101: Turning Passion to Profit â€“ Blogging from Homeâ€ by Ms. Janette Toral, professional writer/blogger, search engine optimization (SEO) consultant and producer of digitalfilipino.com;
â€œAlternative Income Opportunities on the Internetâ€ by Ms. Aileen Apolo, consultant for the Philippines of Google; and
â€œGreen ICT for Sustainable Future: ICT Environmental Sustainable Practicesâ€ by Ms. Beau Baconguis of Greenpeace, all in the afternoon of September 29; and
â€œPackaging Yourself for Success: How to Make Great First Impressionsâ€ by ePLDT Ventus; and
â€œDonâ€™t English Me, Iâ€™m Panic: The Importance of English Proficiency for Workâ€ by Ms. Zsa Zsa Bacaling, marketing communications manager of Callbox, Inc., both in the morning of September 30.