Intel, TESDA join forces to increase digital literacy in the Philippines

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Published on October 10, 2012 with No Comments

As more and more businesses and industries in this day and age require technologically relevant skills. With more and more Filipinos entering the web through social media, Intel Philippines and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have seen the potential in scaling up the traditional learning environment towards an online platform.

They have officially launched the Intel Easy Steps program at the recently concluded 1st Technical Education and Skills Development Congress in Pasay City. The partnership aims to make technical education and skills development courses more available to Filipinos here and abroad.

“With the extensive learning materials and approach provided by the program, we can expand our reach to a lot more Filipinos and empower them with ICT skills, a must competency for TESDA programs,” said Secretary Joel Villanueva, Director General, TESDA.

The Intel Easy Steps program is meant to help users understand basic computer and web-based applications, such as graphics, word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia applications, internet search, email, instant messaging and collaborative documents, as well as how to utilize these skills in real-life situations.

“We have already developed the necessary materials to launch the Easy Steps program into the web environment, specifically in the social media website, Facebook. This innovation will allow us to quickly augment digital literacy not only here in the Philippines but also overseas. We are hoping to open this application to our TESDA users as early as next month,” said Ricky Banaag, Country Manager, Intel Philippines.