International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
This year, the Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX) honors women by conducting a series of FREE digital literacy trainings at the DOST-Science and Technology Information Center (DOST-STIC).
For the whole month of March, women Barangay Health Workers and Nutrition Scholars, and Midwives will be introduced to modules on Basic Computer Operation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Application Operations, and Presentation Software Basics.
Just recently, women from the City Health Office began training at the DOST-STIC office in San Jose, Zamboanga City.
While the month of March is dedicated to the city's fine women, the DOST-STIC still accepts groups interested in availing of the free e-learning courses.
Those interested in the program are required to form a group (minimum of 7 members, maximum of 10) to avail of the training. DOST-STIC requires the group to register and select their preferred session. Each session lasts for 4 hours and may be taken in the morning or afternoon.
A participant that successfully completes a course is awarded with the certificate of completion. Snacks and learning materials are also provided for free.