ILOILO City – Nearly 10,000 overseas Filipino workers and their dependents in Western Visayas availed themselves of free computer training from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
A total of 9,809 individuals availed themselves of the Tulay (Bridge) Project since it was launched in this city in April 2008, OWWA data showed.
The free training aimed to equip returning OFWs, their relatives and those from the informal sector with computer skills to help them find better employment opportunities.
It also aims to decrease the incidence of family breakups due to absentee parenting, hence strengthen their ties through the use of internet facilities.
Conie Binarao of the OWWA program services division said those interested to avail themselves of the program can proceed to their office, submit the requirements and choose their schedule depending on their preferred module.
The modules available include computer Fundamentals I that run for 10 days; Computer Fundamentals II that cover word processing fundamentals, presentation fundamentals, internet and world wide web fundamentals (15 days); Spreadsheet Fundamentals (four to five days); Digital Media Fundamentals (four to five days) and Learn and Earn: Using Technology Wisely.
Binarao said a night class from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. was also made available to accommodate more interested learners. (PNA)