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first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Digital literacy and innovation in many countries worldwide have been linked to the rate of economic growth, said Yvonne Garcia Flores, Intel Philippines Corporate affairs manager about one of the reasons for the campaign.“A 10 percent increase in technology penetration adds 1.3 percent in GDP (gross domestic product) in high income countries while in low to middle income countries, it adds 1.2 percent in GDP. This only shows the importance of a digitally literate population” Flores said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeBased on their data, 374 million people in the world still who have no access to technology or are “digitally stateless.” Intel has committed $100 million in investments to improve education in 100 countries including the Philippines every year.For this project, they will identify four members as their main partners in implementation at the region level, said Col. Alejandro Escano, Tevsaphil Inc. chairman. WITH technology seen as a booster to economic growth, a technology company has partnered with vocational schools in the country for a campaign to help upgrade the skills of industrial technicians.Intel Philippines and the Technical Vocational Schools and Association of the Philippines (Tevsaphil) Inc. have joined hands to implement the education campaign called “Intel Easy Steps.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements “We’ll have one for South Luzon, one for North Luzon, one for Visayas and one for Mindanao. For Visayas we have picked CITE (Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise) for as our partner,” said Escano.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipIn the country, there are 4,406 Technical Vocational Schools (TVET), 90.0 percent are private institutions while the rest or only 401 are public institutions.There are 258 TVETs in Central Visayas alone.PROGRAMSThey will incorporate the program into their regular training modules, said Bonifacio N. Mercado Jr., Cite Industry Linkage manager.“We offer programs for industrial technicians that cater to the manufacturing industry here and we think the Intel Easy Steps program will help them upgrade their skills, be more digitally capable and be more innovative,” Mercado said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Painters refuse to go quietly Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Aside from the industrial engineers, Mercado said there are also programs for ICT, construction and hotel and accommodation which can all benefit from the program.According to Flores, as of date, the program has already reached 54,034 grassroots learners and 1,182 trainers.“We aim to reach more especially in the Philippines which has registered robust economic growth and showed a lot of promise of growing more,” Flores said.Read Nextlast_img