Monday, 25 June 2007

Microsoft sets up OFW training centers in Italy

By Lawrence CasirayaINQUIRER.netLast updated 05:21pm (Mla time) 06/24/2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Microsoft Corp. is looking to enable overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Italy to gain basic computer skills and communicate with families back home in the Philippines with the aid of technology.
Under a project called Tulay (a Filipino word for "bridge"), Microsoft said it will add OFW training centers in the cities of Rome and Milan.
Started in 2004, Microsoft has set up training centers in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, countries that have a sizable population of OFWs. The company is working with the government on this initiative through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
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