The program, dubbed Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) originated from an agreement forged among TESDA, the Business Process Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). TWSP aims to “increase the ICT/BPO talent pool by giving deserving students opportunities for free training through TESDA accredited institutions and help enhance the overall hiring rate in the ICT industry” said MCICTC President, Frankie Villanueva.
Initial awardees of the TWSP vouchers are Clark International College of Science of Technology, CCIS Educational Foundation, St. Nicholas College and Mabalacat College. Schools within Metro Clark and Pampanga with accredited TESDA courses in the ICT fields are encouraged to apply for membership with MCICTC in order to qualify for the TWSP vouchers. Part of the responsibilities of the council and the training institution is to facilitate at least 70% employment of scholars.
Metro Clark is one of only 3 centers of excellence in the country, alongside Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. Some of MCICTC’s major programs are the fostering of Industry-Academe linkages, Industry trade and promotion missions and the hosting of the Clark ConEx International ICT Conference in October, which attracts thousands of delegates from business, academe and government. Clark ConEx has become Metro Clark’s own signature ICT show.
Source: CDC Public Relations Department