BPO industry to offer workers online tech courses

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THE Information technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it launched a new platform to offer online coursework to industry employees, allowing them to upgrade their skills and prepare them eventually for higher-value jobs.

IBPAP teamed up with CloudSwyft Global Systems Inc. (CloudSwyft) to establish the platform.

IBPAP said in a statement on Thursday that the platform is called the IBPAP Learning Switch portal, offering a number of in-demand workplace technology courses.

IBPAP President and CEO Rey C. Untal said in the statement that the program is “focused on upskilling and reskilling our workforce to ensure that they can adapt to the ongoing digital transformation. Programs such as this will aid the industry’s pivot to higher-value jobs and services.”

The Learning Switch Portal offers hundreds of Microsoft Corp. courses in eight learning tracks. The portal features exercises, quizzes and activities, allowing users to earn globally-recognized certificates from Microsoft.

Users that complete each track are eligible for a Microsoft Professional program Master Certificate.

CloudSwyft offers over 160 technology courses.

“Through our partnership with CloudSwyft, we hope to reach and encourage more Filipinos to take the initiative to learn and improve themselves. We have provided the necessary tools for them to succeed in the IT-BPM industry and we look forward to them taking advantage of this opportunity,” Mr Untal said. — Gillian M. Cortez