ORION, Bataan – In this age of digital technology, most of our tasks require us to have basic knowledge on how to use/operate a digital device like a computer and a smart phone at the very least. To address this need, the government embarked on a program called Tech4ED center.
Tech4ED stands for Technology for Education, to gain Employment, train Entrepreneurs towards Economic Development. Operating nationwide it brings government and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services to the public.
With the firm belief that computer literacy and E-learning are some of the key factors for economic development, the local government of Orion, under the leadership of Mayor Tony Pep Raymundo, in 2009, launched the Orion Tech4ED Center. It offers a wide variety of services for free like computer hardware servicing training, website development training, domain and hosting services, article publication, Adobe Photoshop training, basic computer literacy training for kids, adults, housewives, tricycle drivers and even senior citizens.
All these promote grassroots development and opportunities for inclusive growth and poverty reduction giving communities access to information, communication, technology, government services, non-formal education, skills training, telehealth, job markets, and business portals.
In giving the marginalized access to digital opportunities, Tech4ED makes it possible for many people to start businesses, get education, gain employment and take their first steps towards improving their families well-being, through a single ICT portal in a single center.
Last Tuesday, February 26, four staff from the Management Information Systems of the Provincial Government of Bataan underwent a Website Development Training using WordPress with emphasis on how to make a basic website, how to maintain it and other topics related to website development ably facilitated by Mr. Leo Allan N. Renton, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).
With reports from Raphael Naty and Arlyn Barquin