Saturday, September 18, 2021

DTI partners with DICT in Tech4ED project

AS PART of an inter-agency effort to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) partnered to provide modern technology equipment.

Several sets of technical equipment package to be used for the new Tech4ED Center were turned over by DICT to DTI Zambales Negosyo Center in Iba, Zambales and they are expected to benefit MSMEs in the area.

Tech4ED stands for Technology for Education, to gain Employment, train Entrepreneurs towards Economic Development.

The donation of the DICT included laptops, printer, router, and other essential technical equipment. With the equipment lodged in the Negosyo center, the Tech4ED Center will be utilized to help MSMEs improve their visibility on online business platforms and practice e-commerce.

"The promotion of e-commerce is one of the key responses of the government to help MSMEs survive and recover from the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic," said Baluyut.

The Tech4Ed is a project of the DOST-ICT Office that aims to harness ICT to enable, empower and transform society creating an inclusive, integrated and equitable countryside, through providing opportunities for employment and empowering entrepreneurs.

"Its mission is simple -- to harness the power of ICT in society towards creating a progressive countryside in 42,000 Tech4ED centers nationwide," she added.


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