Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar said the 1195 graduates of Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Information Technology Training Institute (DFCAITTI) may soon find employment here or abroad particularly in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, design consultancies and animation.
Aguilar said DFCAITTI has produced 738 graduates in Computer Programming and Hardware Servicing and 457 graduates in Visual Graphic Design and 2D animation for the school year 2014 - 2015.
He said opportunities for the graduates include work in a range of industries to work in e-learning and design consultancies and animation like assistant graphic designer, freelance designer, graphic designer and illustrator. Animators primarily use computers to create illustrations, animations and other graphics.
The program prepares the students to become competent and proficient in computer hardware and software technologies to provide technical support and services to various IT industries.
Las Piñas City offers free one-year courses on information technology benefitting at least 60 percent of the city's 4,000 public high school students. The IT school is one of the priority projects of the local government to encourage the youth to avail the free education and provide livelihood opportunities to residents.
"Education and training skills are the best gift I can give to the next generation. The youths of Las Piñas City deserve the best free education we can provide," Aguilar said.
He urged the graduates to continue to upgrade their acquired IT skills, gain more knowledge and expertise in their field to be more competitive in whatever local company they could gain employment and even in the global market. (END)