CTU librarians made their way to the university’s newest facility, the ICT building, solely for Tech4Ed Program activities supervised by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).
Over 20 participants (including librarian assistants) were oriented on the vital functions of the library in providing services to Tech4Ed clients in Region VII.
Technology for Education (Tech4Ed) Program is established for Filipinos to basically gain employment and acquire entrepreneurial skills toward economic development.
More importantly, marginalized sectors such as senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and out-of-school youths are given access to information, technology, government services, skills training, jobs and business opportunities at their fingertips.
CTU, being DICT’s arm in the region, has recently made efforts to materialize the government’s mandate.
“The training would help librarians equip themselves in sharing knowledge efficiently to the clients. We aim to promote development and empower remote communities in the country through connectivity … .We want to saturate all areas in the province and provide internet connections,” DICT Representative Royden Rusiana said at the outset of the event.
The training was co-sponsored by the Department of Education (DepEd) and Alternative Learning System (ALS). (Kezia Mae L. Laureno)