CIB.O confirms BPOs now employing senior high grads
Some Cebu-based call center firms are already starting to hire Senior High graduates, the Cebu IT-BPM Organization (CIB.O) confirmed.
According to CIB.O managing director Wilfredo Sa-a Jr., some graduates are already hired, while other call center companies are still opening their doors for job openings that would already include Senior High School graduates.
Convergy's and Qualfon call centers is leading the pack in accommodating these new batch of employable graduates, he said.
"We are still talking with a few more to expand more," Sa-a said adding that this development is largely the result of CIB.O and Cebu City local government unit's program to introduce call center related trainings to schools in Cebu City offering Senior High School classes.
This year, CIB.O projects about 10 thousand Senior High graduates in Cebu who are likely to get jobs in call centers.
Sa-a said senior high school graduates can be employed in call center companies at the same time pursue their college education.
CIB.O) and the Cebu City government implemented the Learning English Application for Pinoys (LEAP) program to public schools' senior high department.
LEAP, a government-funded software aimed at improving the oral communication skill of students, is a 40-hour self-based training program that will be installed in the computer laboratories of schools.
LEAP was piloted in Apas National High School and it is also adapted by other public and private schools under the City's jurisdiction, such as Mabolo, Banilad, Lahug, Zapatera, among others.
Sa-a said CIB.O and the Cebu City government are going to invite more call center companies to join the program.