More tech jobs set for calamity victims


More technology-driven jobs are in the offing as the science and labor departments join forces in a nationwide livelihood program that will be technology-driven, resource-based and sustainable.

“We do not only aim to rebuild communities, but also to enhance the resilience of our communities with the aid of technology,” said Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo.“

The livelihood program prioritizes Filipinos who are economically displaced and marginalized because of natural and man-made calamities, as well as returning or displaced overseas Filipino workers and their families.

The program, also in collaboration with the trade and agriculture departments, will have several components, including the establishment of community-based enterprises, business incubators, business and technology centers, innovation and knowledge centers, and promotion of climate change mitigation to increase community disaster resiliency.

Business and technology incubators will provide a package of support services to start-up enterprises, while business and technology centers will serve as alternative sites and technology terminals to create new or revive enterprises. Innovation and knowledge centers, meanwhile, will provide relevant information on science, technology, and innovation.


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