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Camarines Sur EPP now in full swing

by AN Dujar

Pili, Camarines Sur (23 October) -- With the fastest growing global industry of business process outsourcing (BPO) making mark in the country today, the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur continues to bolster its free English Proficiency Program (EPP) to equip jobseekers in CamSur with the enhanced communications adeptness and technical skills of a call center agent more.

Some 5,876 graduates have successfully completed training in the continuing EPP and now enjoyed well-paying jobs in top call center companies like the Sutherland Global Services with most of its employees having gone through the program.

Sutherland is an international outsourcing company at the heart of the provincial capitol complex here employing close to 1,000 local and is expected to grow to 2,000 by the end of the year.

A large number of EPP graduates have also gained employment in other BPOs in different parts of the country with their adept oral communications skill while those already employed have made a distinct improvement in their command of the English language.

Initially geared at enhancing the communications skills of enrolees and for increased chance of employment for jobseekers, the EPP has now grown into an indispensable undertaking to most who intend to work in call centers as well as to those who needed help in English proficiency.

The 100-hour training program is an ongoing program of the provincial government, and has been a frontier in the administration of Villafuerte in the advocacy on enhancing the competency of his constituents as a major component in his comprehensive human resources development program.

For details about the English Proficiency Program, interested person may visit the 2nd floor of the Camarines Sur Trade and Investment Center, BMC Hospital Road, Panganiban Drive, Naga City or call (054)473-03-94. (MMEC/PIA) [top]

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