Taguig LGU offers free online courses to help residents and workers 'improve' themselves

Published May 5, 2020, 2:32 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Dhel Nazario

The Taguig City Government is looking to have 50,000 students for its program Taguig Open Campus under the TECTOC (Training and Enrichment Courses from Taguig Online Campus) of the Taguig Online Resources and Community Hub (TORCH).


TORCH is a program that introduces training for teachers, open campus for professionals, online resource hub for seniors, and resource page for businesses to help and prepare them transition after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and government information portals.

This was done to prepare its citizens for the new normal after the ECQ.

During a Laging Handa briefing on Tuesday, Mayor Lino Cayetano said that the program is free and is open for all Taguig residents and employers who have companies in the city. Interested takers may choose from over 300 courses that range from accounting, leadership, and customer service.

Amid the pandemic and beyond, the city envisions entrepreneurs, business aspirants, and workers with an appetite for new capabilities to enroll.

“Iba-ibang mga kurso na pwedeng gamitin ng mga empleyado at mga negosyante para meron silang ilang araw o ilang linggo na di pa sila nakakapagtrabaho they can improve themselves,” Cayetano said.

For this project, Taguig is partnering with Skillsoft, a global leader in quality, innovative, cloud-based learning. Skillsoft is one of the largest providers of online training in the world. Its vast clientele includes MIT and Microsoft. Their employees may take various courses from accounting to Photoshop.

Through TECTOC, Taguig is offering learning opportunities for a wider range of citizens.