1,100 Las Piñas youths complete IT course
A new batch of graduates from Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Information Technology Training Institute (DFCAITTI) composed of some 1,1000 youths received their certificates yesterday (November 15, 2012) for completing various IT courses.
Mayor Vergel Aguilar, at the same time, directed the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) to enlist the latest batch in the roster of job applicants in anticipation of their entry to the employment industry.
The new graduates make a total of 3,472 city youths who have availed of the free IT courses offered by the city government in the last three years, which Aguilar envisioned to produce some 5,000 graduates in five years.
“Providing our less privileged students the basic skills to acquire technical proficiency in information technology is a step in securing a bright future for them,” Aguilar said.
The modern and fully-equipped three storey-25-classroom IT school (DFCAITTI) offers courses such as Visual Graphic Design, Programming and Computer Hardware Servicing.
Aside from the free tuition, the students also enjoy free tricycle ride in going to school, one way of easing the burden of parents from expenses for their transport fares. Tricycle operators in barangay Pamplona III where DFCAITTI is located were commissioned by the city government to provide free rides to the IT scholars.
The institute, which opened in 2008 aims to provide students the basics skills and technology know-how which could help them land a job in the wireless industry to sustain themselves and their families as well. (END)