Training center brings Apple courses to Cebu-A A +A
By Cesar Albor
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
WITH the increased demand from regional markets, An Apple-certified training center based in Manila will be bringing to Cebu its Apple Certification Courses within the quarter.
Power Mac Center Training Center, an Apple-authorized retail shop and service provider, will be offering Apple courses like Apple Certified Associate, Apple Certified Pro, Support Professional and Technical Coordinator.
PMC, which opened its Cebu branch last December, has a training center at the Creativo IT Center II Building in Cebu Business Park.
“People from Cebu are coming over to Manila just to avail themselves of the trainings. That was the key for us to have an office here,” said PMC marketing officer Marie Rose O. Anillo.
She said the training facility is ready. PMC is currently finishing paper work for it.
John Andrew Lizardo, PMC-Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) assistant manager, said PMC is also offering PMC regular courses like iOS app development, enterprise management, photo manipulation, and OSX and OSX server courses.
Of the regular courses, Lizardo said iOS app development is the most availed of because of the strong interest of people to develop their own iOS apps.
Most of the apps developed are game apps while others create business-related productivity apps.
Apple certification courses last for at least two days.
Lizardo highlighted during the interview the benefits of getting an Apple certification. Aside from being listed in Apple’s certified registry, Lizardo said course passers also increase their marketability, advance more quickly in their career, and raise their earning potential.
“Having certification under your name is a way of boosting your credential,” he said.
Companies who will hire Apple Certified Professionals also assure themselves that their employees are competent and well-informed of the IT industry’s best practices, he said.
“Hiring an employee that is Apple-certified means you are hiring the right employee,” Lizardo said.
He said most IT professionals who avail themselves of the courses are sent by their respective employers. In Cebu. PMC is eyeing the corporate market. PMC started offering regular courses in January.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 16, 2014.