The OWWA IT Training Program is a free training program for OWWA members who desire to improve their IT skills, both active and inactive. This aims to assist students in establishing a broad foundation of core skills and technology applications that will enable them to meet the growing need for office automation and associated fields.
The fast-paced digital landscape has transformed the way we view and navigate the world over time, and the Internet has brought life much closer to our dreams with a tap on the screen.
As more and more services, including education for livelihood and job, become available online, the online setup has allowed us to adapt even more. Through its Information Technology (IT) Training Program, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is one of the entities that have opened such benefits.
- What is OWWA Information Technology (IT) Training Program?
- How to Apply on OWWA Information Technology (IT) Training Program
- Video: IT Training in OWWA Office
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is OWWA Information Technology (IT) Training Program?
One of OWWA’s short-term training programs for OFWs and their qualified dependents is the Information Technology (IT) Training Program. It was created with the goal of maintaining and improving connections between OFWs and their families in the country through designated stations and training centers in OWWA Regional Centers. Members and their qualified dependents are eligible for a free ten-day IT training.
Basic Computer Operations and Digital Media Arts Training is included in the study module, which covers Word Processing (Microsoft Word), Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint), Desktop Publishing (MS Office Publisher), Windows Movie Maker, and Adobe Photoshop.
The idea that the IT Training application procedure is free is an advantage within itself, but approved applicants are also eligible for a free training program, making it similar to a scholarship program.
They can also choose between attending training at the Informatics branch closest to them or at an OWWA Regional or Satellite Office.
Active and inactive OWWA members, as well as their qualified dependents, are eligible for this program. If a dependent meets one of the following criteria and provides proof of identification and relationship to the OFW member, he or she is considered qualified:
- If the OFW is married or a single parent.
- An OFW’s spouse;
- OFW’s child who is under the age of 20, single, and has completed high school
- An OFW’s sibling under the age of 20, single, and a high school graduate
If they proceed with their application, qualified applicants must submit the following documents:
- A fully completed application form
- Proof of OWWA membership, such as a recent membership contribution
- Applicant’s and OFW’s valid id
- Documentation proving the applicant’s relationship to the OFW
How to Apply on OWWA Information Technology (IT) Training Program
Following the completion of the documentary requirements, applicants may proceed with their application by following the steps below:
- To get an application form, go to your designated OWWA Regional or Satellite Office, or an Informatics branch near you.
- Complete the required sections and attach a copy of each documentary requirement.
- Submit your application to the OWWA Regional or Satellite Office, or the Informatics branch closest to you.
- Wait for a confirmation message regarding your application from an authorized person.
Video: IT Training in OWWA Office
Check out this video clip uploaded on YouTube about the OWWA IT Training program. You can see students learning in a classroom environment and they each have their own computers so they can follow along in the training modules. Watch the video here:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some common questions and answers about the IT Training program from OWWA. Please be guided accordingly.
1. Is this IT Training program offered at all OWWA locations?
Due to the agency’s limited budget, this program is only available at a few OWWA Regional and Satellite offices. It is, however, available in all Informatics branches across the country.
2. Who is eligible to participate in the IT program? Is it open to inactive OFWs as well?
Active and inactive OWWA OFW members, as well as their qualified dependents, are eligible to participate in the IT Training Program. A single child or spouse of a married or single parent OFW, or a single sibling of a single OFW, is considered a qualifying OFW dependent. During the application process, dependents must present proof of identity and relationship to the OFW member.
3. How will I know whether I’ve been accepted into the IT Training program?
Approved applicants will be notified about their application through call, text, or email.
The OWWA IT Training Program is a free program that provides training in various Information Technology skills. The program is open to active and inactive OWWA members, as well as their qualified dependents. To be eligible, dependents must provide proof of identity and relationship to the OFW member. Approved applicants will be notified about their application through call, text, or email.
Please be guided on the above details on how you can sign up for this program and how you can start training for free. So that you can better equip yourself with the technology in today’s modern age.