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Mapúa MCM Partners in Major Job Fair for 2024 National ICT Month

June 26, 2024 | SM City Davao – Annex Events Center 

In celebration of the 2024 National ICT Month, a grand job fair was held at the SM City Davao – Annex Events Center on June 26, 2024. The event, a significant opportunity for job seekers, was organized in collaboration with several key partners, including the Department of Labor and Employment Region XI (DOLE XI), Public Employment Service Office (PESO), Department of Information and Communications Technology Region XI (DICT XI), AI-BIND, and SM Supermalls. 

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao (Mapúa MCM) played a pivotal role as a major sponsor, participating academe, and employer. The institution demonstrated its commitment to supporting the ICT sector by providing opportunities for its graduating students, alumni, and the general public. 

This year’s National ICT Month is celebrated with the theme “Bayang Digital ang Bagong Pilipinas,” emphasizing the pivotal role of digital transformation in shaping the future of our nation. The job fair served as a key event in promoting this theme, highlighting the importance of ICT in driving economic growth and development. 

The event saw the participation of 32 local companies, offering a total of 4,000 job vacancies. The job fair attracted 231 registered job seekers, particularly graduating students and alumni from Mapúa MCM, eager to explore career prospects and network with potential employers. Notably, 50 job seekers were hired on the spot, underscoring the event’s immediate impact on employment. 

Engr. Alejandro H. Ballado, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mapúa MCM, conveyed his message of support for the event. He stated: 

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we extend our wholehearted support to DICT Region XI (DICT) on the occasion of the 8th ICT Month Celebration. Along with DOLE XI, PESO XI, AI-BIND, and SM City Davao, Mapúa MCM joins you in celebrating the transformative power of Information and Communication Technology through this Job Fair event. This event is a testament to ICT’s vital role in driving innovation, enhancing communication, and advancing opportunities for growth and development in our region. With the imprint of Mapúa University’s technological and academic excellence in Mindanao, Mapúa MCM is committed to excellence through our state-of-the-art facilities and digitally equipped students, as well as our faculty members. Our commitment is to ensure that our graduates are well-prepared to contribute meaningfully to the region’s development in the field of ICT, including engineering and architecture, business, arts, and health sciences. We are proud to support DICT in nurturing the next generation of ICT professionals. Truly, events like this are crucial in bridging the gap between academic training and industry needs. This is a great platform for our graduates and all job seekers to engage with potential employers and pursue promising career paths, which in turn, contributes to the fostering of a vibrant and dynamic ICT ecosystem. As an academic institution, we pledge our continuous support to initiatives that promote the growth of ICT and empower our youth. On behalf of Engr. Ballado, thank you for allowing Mapúa MCM to be a part of this significant event. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact it will have on our community and beyond. Again, maayong buntag sa tanan.” 

The 2024 National ICT Month Job Fair underscored the importance of collaboration between educational institutions, government agencies, and the private sector in fostering employment and advancing the ICT industry in the region.