MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Wednesday it has partnered with tech companies for a program that provides skills enhancement to secondary school (SHS) students, with the aim of increasing their employability .
The Oplan TAWID (Technology-Assisted Work Immersion Delivery), which DepEd launched in collaboration with technology companies CloudSwyft and Microsoft, aims to improve the digital literacy and soft skills of SHS students.
“This is a great opportunity for our SHS students so they can see what lies ahead and see what lies ahead,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in a statement.
The program aims to increase the employability of SHS students by also connecting them with employers for “industry relevant immersions”.
The DepEd said it will partner with information technology and business process management organizations, as well as finance industries for student immersion.
Oplan TAWID follows the Building an Impactful CV and Online Professional Brand program, in which DepEd learners across the country were trained on online skills platforms, the agency said.
The pilot phase of the program began in November last year and will run until next month, DepEd said.