Digital Campus Suite Launched By PLDT And Microsoft To Boost PH IT Education!

In an event held last week, PLDT SME Nation in cooperation with Microsoft Philippines launched the Digital Campus Suite together. The Digital Campus Suite is a new cool service package that will enable students and schools to have an access to the online learning programs and earn Information Technology certifications for the critical IT skills in-demand today.
The festive launch of Digital Campus Suite!

“We at PLDT are confident that this partnership can significantly contribute to enriching the digital content of Philippine education. By enabling schools through these programs, we are helping them, both educator and student, to gain new critical skills and learn IT courses with globally competitive technology programs that have become essential in today’s digital work place,” said PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
The executives behind this project

The Digital Campus Suite makes students adept to help them prepare for their future jobs that requires a lot of technical skills. They'll be able to do that by providing schools with high-speed connectivity with PLDT myDSL Biz or iGate and online access to the awesome training courses of Microsoft IT Academy Program. In that way, educators and students alike will have an access to their wide range of digital curriculum and earn IT certifications in the Microsoft IT Academy Program for fundamental technology skills as well as courses to make you competitive in the workplace. The suite also incudes laptops, tablets and WiFi access points in the campus to give everyone a nice overall-digital education experience.
“This initiative fully aligns with PLDT SME Nation’s efforts to empower the future generation with an ICT-enabled education system. ICT skills are no longer just added value to employment but are now necessities in today’s business and entrepreneurial landscape.  This initiative will allow these students to become adept in basic ICT skills and IT programs to prepare them for their chosen careers,” said PLDT FVP and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde.
In a study conducted by the Internaltional Data Corporation (IDC) revealed that increased spending on IT cloud services will open up an estimate 14 million new jobs globally! That will give tons of opportunities for everyone seeking an IT job. The report also indicates an apparent widening of ICT professional skills gap and a shortage of skills in the Asia Pacific Region. With the help of this Digital Campus Suite, I'm sure that it will slowly lessen those problems.
“An educated population is what we need to build a progressive Philippine economy, but we can’t educate tomorrow’s leaders with tools from the past,” said Microsoft Philippines General Manager Karrie Ilagan. “The increasingly competitive workplace is being driven by technology and digital literacy, and the Digital Campus Suite gives educators and students access to tools that will build their capability to excel in that environment. We always strive to effect a positive change in the lives of our customers, and our partnership with PLDT SME Nation helps us create a bigger impact on all aspects of education.”
That's why this partnership of SME Nation by PLDT and Microsoft will help our nation prepare for the bright future ahead that will make us competitive and have an edge in the growing world of technology.