NOLITC names 23 pioneer 2D animation scholars-A A +A
Friday, May 9, 2014
THE Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) has named 23 scholars as members of its pioneer class for 2D Animation NC III.
The pioneer scholars include Ryan Abucejo, Evie Albania, Rudelyn Aquino, Ramil Armilla, Edmer Baaco, Bernard John Cabrera, Cherry Ann Canieso, Raymond Cardones, Eric Jay Federizo, Patrick Galagpat, Cristina Mones, Michael Nacional, Jenelyn Nim, Cristopher Oselliva, Zaire Rizmar Pernia, Joni Rivera, Sandrew Rivera, Fretchel Sausa, Joecel Sumicad, Joebert Tugday, Wei Kuen Tan, Rayel Torrico and Mary Rose Villar.
Fifth District Board Member Alain Gatuslao yesterday led the launching of the program’s first batch of scholars under the NEGROS FIRST Training for Work Scholarship Program at the NOLITC office in Paglaum Sports Complex.
Gatuslao told the students that Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. informed him that there are more than 100 companies in Japan who are interested in getting skilled workers from the province, including those engaged in the creative industry.
The provincial government has allocated P1.25 million worth of scholarships for pre-employment training and retooling of incoming workers in the animation industry.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) issued the Certificate of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program Registration to NOLITC for 2D Animation NC III on April 10, 2014.
NOLITC’s animation instructor is Donato Arado who has worked in several animation studios such as DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox and AXN.
NOLITC is the first technical-vocational institution in Negros Occidental that offers 2D digital animation course with 840 hours nominal duration.
Acting NOLITC head Ma. Cristina Orbecido said Negros Occidental has a lot of untapped talents for the creative industry.
“We hope this training will create job opportunities and a pool of qualified workforce for the creative industry in the country and abroad,” she said. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 09, 2014.