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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 03, 2012


93 individuals benefit from NIIT-Baguio’s free computer training

by Lito Dar

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 3 (PIA) -- Ninety three individuals including nine police officers, five barangay officials, two retirees, 10 Department of Education (DepEd) personnel, as well as students and other jobseekers benefitted from the free computer Christmas Gift Training Program conducted by the National Institute for Information Technology (NIIT-Baguio), in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- Baguio-Benguet office.

The four- day hands-on training from December 19 to 22, 2011 at the NIIT-Baguio Campus, Baguio City, covered the following competencies: Fundamentals of Flash Animation, MS WORD, MS EXCEL, MS PowerPoint 2007, Desktop Publishing using MS Publisher 2007, Internet Essentials, Computer Troubleshooting with Formatting, Lap Top Maintenance, Basic Computer Networking, Electronics & Electrical Home Appliance Repair and Mobile Phone Maintenance.

Recognition and awarding of certificates was held last Dec. 22, with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) CAR Assistant Regional Director Ted Delson and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)- Baguio Officer Evelyn Trinidad as guests of honor.

In their statements, both Delson and Trinidad underscored the importance of continuous learning, the significance of technology and gaining affirmative skills enhancement to cope up with the current trends in today’s challenging and highly competitive world.

NIIT-Baguio School Administrator and Board of Directors member Vladimir Cayabas said that such special free training service program is part of their institution’s commitment to service excellence, strengthened by its partnership with TESDA Baguio-Benguet headed by Provincial Director Angela Gabriel.

“NIIT, in wanting to be a ‘School that Matters!’, shall continue to fulfill its service advocacies strengthened by its essential partnership with various service groups and organizations including LGUs and NGOs, regional line agencies and individuals, whose thrust are on the advancement of our people’s life through potent training and functional education,” Cayabas added.

Meanwhile, NIIT Baguio opens its registration for its “New Year Skills Enhancement Training Program” set every Saturday starting this January 07, 2012, which includes the competencies; AutoCAD, Flash Animation, Computer Technician and Anti-Virus Administration, Computer Networking, Photo and Video Editing, Office Applications, SQL, Java Programming, .Net Programming,Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Adobe Premier, Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Lap Top Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Web Server Administration, Industrial and Consumer Electronics Servicing, Mobile Phone Maintenance and Troubleshooting and even Online Reputation Management plus workshops on Personal Development, Career Enrichment Strategies, Job Prospecting and Application Strategies, among others.

Those interested are advised to visit NIIT Baguio at #251, AYO Building, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City or contact them at (074) 446-6431 or 0918-3523284. (JDP/LD-PIA CAR)

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