February 29, 2024

Twenty-five residents of Mankayan, Benguet are now poised to start their career journey in the digital world after completing the Department of Information and Communication Technology’s DigitalJobsPh Technical Training Program.
Formerly known as the Rural Impact Sourcing Technical Training Program, DigitalJobsPh is one of the flagship programs of DICT which aims to provide digital opportunities and promote online freelance job creation in the countryside.
Covered in the program are the vulnerable sectors such as persons with disability, out-of-school youths, and mothers.
The trainees were provided lectures on virtual assistance skills primarily focused on email and calendar management, transcribing, client management, and basic social media marketing.
They also embarked on a 21-day digital marketing campaign as an online freelancer that will help them increase their employability and look for potential clients.
Thirty-four-year-old housewife Janelyn Rodriguez said the training provided her an opportunity to earn a living from home.
Digital freelance expert Vida Medina Lim, who is from Lepanto, facilitated the training as her way of giving back to Mankayan.
“The digital revolution has provided me with infinite opportunities. I applied as a resource person for this DICT program for Mankayan because I wanted to share the same opportunities to my kailyan,” she said.
Mayor Frenzel Ayong said besides farming and mining, the digital revolution is the next wave of prosperity for Mankayan.
“It’s best that we forged this connection with the DICT in bringing this project to our municipality. With the help of our partners; Far Southeast Gold Resources, Inc.; and the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, I’m sure this program will help more of our constituents,” he said. – Press release