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PH IT Offshore Industry to Receive P25B Aid from Gov't

by: Sarah Joson

Monday, May 27, 2013 | Outsourcing News |

Information Technology Roadmap 2012-2016

The government is planning to spend P5 billion yearly in order for the IT offshore industry of the Philippines to reach its targets in the Information Technology Road Map (IT-RM) 2012-2016 and boost its contributions to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

According to DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, the funding will cover different objectives of the industry. He noted that several organizations will collaborate to identify and solve the challenges faced by the IT-BPO industry. These include 10 line agencies, several bureaus, and even the central bank.

One of the goals of the IT-RM is to build the local talent pool and reach 1.1 million candidates by training experienced workers and attracting new ones.

IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (ITBPAP) Representative Jose Mari P. Mercado said they are getting the results they wanted as the government-sponsored training program will produce new graduates trained by professors from key universities and experts in the field.

Other key targets of the IT-RM are properly promoting the country as an ideal IT business process management (IT-BPM) destination and a GDP of eight percent by 2016.


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