DTI partners with DICT for free internet, online learning in Negosyo Centers
|DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and DICT Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr sign a Memorandum of Agreement for free internet access and Tech4Ed in Negosyo Centers. Also in attendance were (from L to R): Tech4ED Assistant Project Manager Engr. Amelia S. Dean; DICT Assistant Secretary Alan A. Silor; DTI Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya; DICT Undersecretary Monchito B. Ibrahim; DTI Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba; and DTI Assistant Regional Director Dorecita T. Delima.|
Date of Release: 16 March 2018
Makati – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 15 March 2018 to provide free wi-fi and learning modules to DTI’s Negosyo Centers.
Through the agreement, DICT will provide selected DTI Negosyo Centers with free internet access, ICT equipment, and access to its Tech4ED Project.
DICT’s PipolKonek Project gives free internet access to public places such as public schools, libraries, and local government units. To date, PipolKonek has already provided internet access to 44 out of the current 805 Negosyo Centers.
Negosyo Centers will also carry DICT’s Tech4ED Project, a platform that offers digital literacy and other skills training; an eMarketplace; and a one-stop-shop for government applications, among others.
The two agencies see digital literacy as a potential catalyst for the growth of MSMEs. Tech4ED offers “ICT for Entrepreneurs”—where micro entrepreneurs are trained to create their own website and use the internet to increase their market reach. Read more