News : IT-BPO ‘Road Map’ Gets NegOcc's Nod
Bacolod City, Philippines, May 4, 2015 -- Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the province is supporting the Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) Philippine Roadmap 2016.
The Road Map will pave the way in giving jobs to Filipinos and revenues by 2016, Marañon said in his speech during the inauguration of the Negros First Cyber Centre.
Through the Road Map, Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will be able to contribute 30, 000 jobs by the end of 2016.
"The Negros First Cyber Centre is more than just a structure – it is a central point of convergence of ideas, creativity and technology – that will generate jobs, opportunities and investments for the country," he said.
In order for them to achieve their targets, he said the province should continue to heavily invest in talent development programs with the help of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
TESDA’s programs for stepping up the value chain should be enhanced – in the area of finance and accounting outsourcing, animation and game development, software development and health care information outsourcing, he said.
With the help of DTI, they will continue to enhance Business Ecosystem and ease of doing business as they are urging the National Government to continue initiatives to help local government units (LGU) shift from paper to paperless.
Marañon said that through the Commission on Higher Education, he and his fellow LGU officials will continue to equip trainers and teachers in the province as a long term measure to lessen the adverse effects of labor mismatch.
The Information and Communications Technology Office-Department of Science and Technology should continue to provide support for Filipino startups – harnessing ingenuity and talent to see Negrense brands side by side their multi-national counterparts, he said.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2015