The provincial government-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Tech4ed Center was one of the winners in the PhilCecNet Pandemic Resilience Award under the “Support for Teachers and Students” category.
The award was received virtually by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and NOLITC Tech4ED Center Manager and Vocational School Administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido in the KEC15 closing webinar streamed live through Youtube.
The national award was given by the Philippine Community eCenter Network Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Information and Communications Technology to recognize eCenters that continue to deliver ICT-enabled services and government programs despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19 pandemic.
In his acceptance speech, Lacson lauded NOLITC Tech4ED for its resilience in providing ICT-enabled services to the public in these times of pandemic. He said NOLITC has been an impetus in reshaping our economic landscape by providing relevant education and training to meet the needs of the digital age.
Among the best practices of NOLITC Tech4ED Center during this pandemic that was showcased in the competition are: online recruitment, online training, and free webinars for animation, digital literacy and visual graphic design.
The online training has provided job opportunities to displaced workers and unemployed Negrenses.*