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Philippines, Korea inaugurate IT center in Metro Manila

Philippines, Korea inaugurate IT center in Metro Manila

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and President Rho Moo Hyun of Korea led the inauguration rites for the Korea-Philippines IT Training Center in Quezon City, Philippines earlier this month.
Joining the two country presidents in the inaugural ceremonies were Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, TESDA director general, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, officials of the of the Korean International Cooperation Agency, and representatives of the IT industry sector.
Located at the Quezon City Polytechnic University Compound in Novaliches, the KPITTC is a grant assistance project from the Government of the Republic of Korea to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. It has an extension facility at the Regional Skills Development Center in Guiguinto, Bulacan.
Also part of this bilateral cooperation project is the Korea-Philippines Vocational Training Center in agricultural mechanization at the Regional Skills Development Center in Tibungco, Davao City.
Implementing agencies of the KPITTC project are the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in partnership with the Quezon City Government for the Philippines and Korean International Cooperation Agency for Korea.
While taking the lead in building the Filipino IT manpower, the KPITTC hopes to become the premier information and communication technology training center in the Asia-Pacific region.
With its state-of-the art equipment and training facilities, the center will serve as the country's hub to build the capacity of the Filipino IT manpower to world-class standards.
According to Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, the center's training programs will showcase the best of the Korean and Philippine systems in vocational education and training.
As TESDA director general, Secretary Syjuco also sits as chairman of the governing board of the KPITTC.


Updated : 2021-07-25 15:35 GMT+08:00