IT-BPO to take Center Stage in “Next Wave Cities”
by: Sarah Joson
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Next Wave Cities are identified as IT-BPO qualified locations outside the National Capital Region and Metro Cebu.
According to DOST, the event aims to increase applications, promote the outsourcing industry to graduates, and clarify some false impressions about the sector. It will last for four months and will be held in different locations.
The dates for the IT-BPO road show are as follows: Palayan City, September 7; Tagbilaran, September 13; Zamboanga, September 28 -29; Malolos, October 4-5; Clark Special Economic Zone, October 10-11; Bacolod, October 15-16; Cavite, October 25-26; and Davao, November 9-10.
The institution added that the road show aims to tap Smarter City/Rural regions to improve the social and economic standing of the regions by means of ICT. Moreover, partnerships that will provide employment opportunities and training programs with the private and public sectors are highly anticipated for the IT-BPO industry.
Alejandro Melchor, DOST-ICTO Deputy Executive Director for Industry Development, said it would be more beneficial to the country if other regions that have high volumes of graduates can benefit from the IT-BPO sector, especially now that major cities are already saturated by outsourcing operations. He said it would result to a more balanced development throughout the country.