In today’s digital world, businesses are constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies in order to stay competitive. This has led to a growing demand for employees with basic computer knowledge and digital literacy skills. A recent study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) found that 8 out of 10 hired applicants in Asia and the Pacific need basic computer knowledge and 4 out of 10 need extensive digital literacy.
To bridge this digital gap, many companies are turning to technology solutions providers like System Analysis Program Development (SAP) for help. SAP’s University Alliances Program (UAP) is designed to help educate the younger generation and prepare them for the workforce by enhancing their digital skills.
According to Rudy Abrahams, Managing Director of SAP Philippines, “Educating the younger generation by enhancing their digital skills mainly prepares them for the workforce and increases opportunities and also could be a way for them to help private and public businesses in innovation.”
One key component of the UAP program is the Train-the-Trainer program, which includes courses on training and planning, professional rhetoric and presentation, and the use of media and visualization. This program is designed to equip students with the skills they need to become trainers and educators themselves, helping to spread digital literacy and knowledge throughout their communities.
Overall, the UAP program is a valuable resource for businesses and individuals looking to improve their digital skills and stay competitive in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. By providing training and resources for students and educators, SAP is helping to build a more technologically-savvy workforce and pave the way for a more innovative future.