Deloitte, in partnership with ASSIST, releases online learning modules to prepare the Filipino youth for the jobs of the future
The fourth Industrial Revolution (IR) is underway. Developing skills in areas such as cloud computing and cybersecurity has become essential for youth everywhere. Living in the digital age, our lives now revolve around
technology. To prepare Filipinos for the jobs of the future, professional services firm Deloitte Philippines and global delivery center DCPDC, Inc. (Deloitte Consulting Philippines Delivery Center) came up with video
learning modules as part of its “WorldClass program.” The project is made possible with the cooperation of the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST).
Local in-house experts from Deloitte developed the modules, which cover four key areas to be specific cloud computing, mobile development, business continuity management system, and cybersecurity.
These modules are planned to roll out initially to students from partner public universities namely the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP), Jose Rizal University (JRU), Pateros Technological College (PTC), Rizal Technological University (RTU), University of Makati (UMak), and Philippine Normal University (PNU).
“We have committed our best and brightest skilled professionals to share their knowledge and talents to create the said learning modules. This just goes to show how seriously we take our WorldClass commitment, [as well as] how agile and flexible Deloitte professionals can be even, or especially, in the toughest circumstances,” explains Uday Sreeram, managing director at DCPDC, Inc.
Aside from supplementing the education of students already involved in tech-related and business management programs, the WorldClass video learning modules will be available to the public at large through ASSIST’s Career Engine YouTube channel. Given the current demand for more learning opportunities online, this platform and measure will ensure that the modules can reach other sectors, such as workers looking to upskill or those who have been laid off due to the ongoing pandemic looking to transition to a different field.
Atty. Fredieric Landicho, managing partner and CEO of Deloitte Philippines, reiterates the firm’s commitment to inclusive and accessible lifelong learning opportunities.
“As a global network that actively prepares our people and our clients for the prosperity and progress of the fourth IR, it seems only just that we also use that capability to prepare those who are at risk of being left behind in this advance: [people] who may not have access to the skills, education, and opportunities that will help them succeed. This is the heart of our WorldClass ambition,” he says.
Sreeni Narayanan, managing director at ASSIST, elaborates: “As ASSIST moves forward in this partnership with Deloitte, we will continue to focus on creating capacity-building opportunities that fit the new normal of learning brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
With the launch of the modules, Deloitte and ASSIST aim to empower 10,000 Filipino youth by March next year. This would be a significant step toward the company’s overarching goal of empowering 380,000 Filipinos by 2030 through the WorldClass initiative.
WorldClass is Deloitte’s global ambition to prepare 50 million people for the future of work by the next decade. In Southeast Asia, the firm has committed to helping two million youths succeed by leveraging knowledge, expertise, resources, and network.