CEBU CITY, Philippines, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 51Talk (NYSE: COE) signed a manifestation of commitment and support with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) at the 2nd Philippine Impact Sourcing Conference (PISCON) held in Cebu City.
DICT is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the planning, development, and promotion of the country's information and communications technology agenda in support of national development. 51Talk, a NYSE listed company, has been recruiting professional Filipino English teachers throughout the Philippines to teach online from home using its proprietary learning platform.
The memorandum is about DICT supporting 51Talk in providing home-based online English teaching opportunities for Filipino English teachers. The conference took place at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu, where over 600 delegates from different local government units attended.
(From left to right) Jennifer Que, VP for Philippine Operations; Monchito Ibrahim, DICT Undersecretary
At this event, 51Talk met with the undersecretary and regional directors of the DICT and some local government units whose centers serve as a potential hub for the company to recruit Filipino English teachers to teach online classes.
51Talk being one of the leading online English education platforms in the world is set to launch thousands of online English teachers every month. 51Talk, represented by the VP for Philippine Operations, Jennifer Que, and DICT Undersecretary, Monchito Ibrahim, signed a memorandum of understanding. With the signing of this memorandum, both parties have agreed to cooperate and jointly commit in promoting community development through the use of ICT. Now, potential home-based teachers can kick-off their teaching careers through 51Talk's free training using DICT's shared facilities including centers that provide access to ICT-enabled contents and services.