DITO CME, partner put up online school

Published January 14, 2021, 5:00 AM

by James A. Loyola

DITO CME Holdings Corporation, the communications, media and entertainment unit of Davao businessman Dennis A. Uy, has teamed up with CloudSwyft to put up an online education platform.

     In a statement, DITO CME said it has signed a joint venture agreement with CloudSwyft, the first Philippines-based education technology business to go global, to develop and launch Luna Academy.

Luna Academy is a Philippines-focused online education platform, initially anchored on job-ready digital skills, that facilitates the timely upskilling of a generation of Filipinos by providing them world-class certifications, preparing them for exciting career opportunities that the new economy will provide in the years and decades ahead. 

“We want all Filipinos to be ready to embrace the rapid changes especially in the realm of technology and digital transformation,” DITO CME Chairman Dennis Uy said.

He added that, “With Luna Academy, we have found the perfect initiative to do just that. Through this platform, we aim to provide an avenue for affordable and convenient learning, skills training and online certifications that are tailor fit for Filipinos who seek more opportunities to move further forward.”

DITO CME President Eric Alberto said, “One of the cornerstones of DITO CME has always been the desire to be a catalyst in leading Filipinos towards an exciting digital future.”

Alberto noted that, “Through this venture and through Luna Academy, we expect to provide cost effective access to world-class certifications and diplomas from the world’s leading industry partners such as Microsoft, AWS and Alibaba alongside the most prestigious local universities for our countrymen.” 

“This is a time of great transition. We endeavor to launch a range of job-ready courses and certificates to the whole population in the coming months,

“However, we will not stop there – we are working tirelessly to establish an extensive program that will link all successful learners, should they be interested, to exciting employment and internship opportunities with the leading global and local corporations in the Philippines,” he added.

CloudSwyft Founder and CEO Dann Angelo De Guzman, said “The events of 2020 have displaced many Filipinos from full-time employment or have led some to feel uncertain about the long-term prospects for their current careers.

“We at CloudSwyft are thrilled to introduce Filipinos from all backgrounds access to exciting new career opportunities, promotions and pay rises with world-class future-ready skills and certifications delivered by Luna Academy,” he said.

De Guzman said the rapid acceleration of future trends – including digitization and the forced adoption of a range of new and emerging technologies have provided Filipinos with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fast-track their potential career upgrades in the months and years ahead. 

“We believe an online platform likeLuna Academy, delivered via world-class technology that provides fair and equal access not just to those in big cities or to those with the financial capacity to take a career break and study full time, and made available and affordable to most Filipinos, is the best way for us to help deliver a more positive future for all,” said De Guzman.

DITO CEME Chief Operating Officer Donald Lim cited the importance and value of digital upskilling, and up-schooling, “In the new and emerging economy, there is a strong need for us Filipinos to finally embrace the challenges and see these challenges as opportunities to expand on our competencies as a productive and forward-thinking workforce.”

 
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