TELUS PH offers tech internship program

Published May 18, 2022, 5:05 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

With more companies embracing digital transformations and new digital native businesses blossoming, there is a greater than ever demand for tech talent to sustain business growth and innovation in the digital future.

To help meet this need and fill the tech talent gap,

TELUS International Philippines (TIP), a leading provider of digital customer experience and information technology solutions, has offered its Digital Solutions Internship Program to help prepare the youth for the high tech talent demand and fill the talent gap.

For the program Code Your Career, a 12-week course, Telus started this year to cultivate the next generation of job-ready software engineers, programmers and IT professionals.

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Its first cohort of the internship program in February 2022 is currently made up of 39 junior and senior college students from various schools across the country, including the University of Santo Tomas, University of the East, Rizal Technological University, the University of Rizal System, Trinity University and Manila Tytana Colleges. Most of these students are pursuing a degree in information technology, cybersecurity, computer science and information systems.

Throughout their 12 weeks of the program, students have learned tech support, IT system analysis, software development, cloud infrastructure, cloud application management, data analysis and cybersecurity, among other skills. They completed the entire program virtually, and they recently met each other and their mentors in person when they attended an onsite meet-and-greet activity held at TELUS Discovery.

Telus said 73 team members for the Code your Career program, which is a volunteer initiative as they take on the role of teachers and mentors, working hand in hand with the dedicated trainers hired specifically to support the program.

“It was an incredibly fulfilling experience for me as a Code your Career mentor. Seeing the students continuously grow and improve their skills, and knowing that what we’re teaching them will benefit their future careers, has been rewarding,” said Kristoffer Keith Chua, Digital Solutions Business Analyst and Code your Career mentor.

In addition to its reputation as a leading customer experience provider, TELUS International Philippines is a digital IT, AI and innovation powerhouse. Since its inception in 2005, the company has grown its expertise and competencies by partnering with and acquiring leading global tech companies, and building its own in-house competencies to provide top global and disruptive brands with digitally-enabled customer experience and next-gen solutions.