The Philippine National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS) announces that 88 examinees have passed the certification exams held on October 1 this year conducted in major testing centers throughout the country. PhilNITS president Maricor Akol said that the passing mark represents 13.2 percent out of the 666 examinees who took the tests from the 723 registered applicants. The successful examinees are assured of working visas for one to five years in Japan which is currently in need of thousands of certified IT engineers and professionals. Now on its fourth year of operation. Akol, who is also chairperson of the seven-nation IT Professional Examination Council (ITPEC) said that PhilNITS is developing common standard exams where successful examinees in the Philippines are recognized in other six countries -- Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Mongolia. On Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2006 during the second annual meeting of ITPEC, the HRD of Korea and CEIAEC of China who have signified their interest in joining ITPEC, will also be attending the meeting. The PhilNITS' certification program is part of Japan’s Asia IT Initiative Project, the objective of which is the human resource development of the Philippines.
Eighty IT college instructors will undergo a month-long training on Information technology for IT engineers to be conducted by the Philippine National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS) at the Emilio Aguinaldo college in Manila and IT Park located at Pili, Camarines Sur Starting May 2 this year.
The training program is jointly sponsored by PhilNITS, the Philippine Society for IT Education (PSITE) and the Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAPSCU). PhilNITS will tap the former passers of the PhilNITS certification exam as lecturers and instructors during the duration of the training.
29 examinees passed the certification exmas held on April 2, 2006 conducted in major testing centers throughout the country. This represents 7.4% out of the 392 who took the test.
The successful examinees are assured of working visas for one to five years in Japan which is urrently in need of thousands of certified IT engineers and professionals.
Now on it's 4th year of operation, the PhilNITS FE exam covered fundamentals in IT, programming, networking, systems development and operation, hardware and software and database technologies, operations research and multimedia.
Akol who is also chairperson of the 7 nation IT Professional Examination Council (ITPEC) said that PhilNITS is developing common standard exams where successful examinees in the Philippines are recognized in other 6 countries - Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Mongolia.
The PhilNITS certification program is part of the Japanese government's grant to the Philippines, the objective of which is to improve the global competitiveness of the Filipino IT professional.
Bridge System Training. The Philippine National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS) conducted a two-week training on "bridge" System Engineers' course. The training introduces the concept of project life cycle from planning to delivery and project management. Looking on are Jetro Expert Hideo Hoya, Commercial Attache Yoshio Kimura, Jetro Manila Executive Direcgtor Yasutomi Ota and Kazuhiro Tsunoda, CICC lecturer.
Java Language Training Program. Philnits president Maricor Akol cited a huge opportunity for JAVA trained professionals in Japanese IT services during a ceremony for particiapnts of the 2nd Java Training Program held at the Philnits training center in Makati. Looking on are Yozo Watanabe, AOTS lecturer; Fortunato dela Peña, DOST Undersecretary; Osamu Yoshioka, General Manager, AOTS Manila and Tsubotani, Chairman, Fujitsu Philippines
Out of the 28 IT Professionals who completed the Japanese language course last January 16, 2006 at the PhilNITS Training Ceneter, 20 passed the final exam and 18 were eligible for the 2 week all expenses paid (full scholarship) to YKC in Yokohama Japan to further enhance their Japanese language speaking abilities.
PhilNits Society sets formal launch. The Philnits Society, a non-stock non-profit organization will be formally launched during a seminar sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on February 8, 2006 at the Shangri-La Manila Hotel in Makati City.
Maricor Akol, PhilNits Society chairman and President of the Philippine National IT Standards (PhilNits) said that PhilNits Society is an exclusive professional orgnization for passers of the PhilNITS/JITSE.
The objective of the society is to promote the culture of excellence among knowledge workers dedicated to the study and use of technology for the improvement of the quality of life of the Filipino, said Akol.
A total of 225 passers of the JITSE/PhilNITS certification exams are automatically members of the socieity.
The socieity aims to improve the competency level of its members as well as attempt to develop and adopt work ethics amongst its members that will encourage investments from new and existing companes that are doing business int he Philippines.
28 IT professionals complete Japanese Language Course. The Philippine National IT Standards Foundation has lauded the 28 IT Professionals who recently finished a two month course in Japanese language sponsored by AOTS of Japan.
Present during the ceremony are Shigeo Tsubotani, Chairman Fujitsu Philippines; Yoshio Kimura, ommercial Attache, Embassy of Japan, Manila; Ma. Corazon M. Akol, President, PhilNits; DTI Undersecretary for Regional Operations Group, Carissa P. Cruz; Osamu Yoshioka, General Manager, AOTS Manila and Fumie Kinoshita, AOTS Lecturer.
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