OFWs, senior citizens get DOLE IT training
Bacolod City (26 October) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Bacolod PESO Office launched the "Kabataan Information Technology Opportunities" at the DOLE office in Bacolod City, recently.
The program aims to give Overseas Filipino Workers, senior citizens and workers in the informal sector knowledge in computers and access to the internet, and to government programs they may not have heard of. The informal sector is composed of workers with no particular employers like vendors.
Twenty two summer job participants of the PESO office from different schools in the city will serve as mentors for the 13 client barangays.
These mentors will be paid P25 per hour by the DOLE, as they are given a quota of 16 participants each.
The program has a budget of P100,000 and will run for 22 days, or 180 hours.
The DOLE's test project was given to Bacolod City's PESO Office because of its good performance.
PESO-Bacolod won as Regional Awardee for Best Performing PESO Office, recently. (PIA/cad) [top]