Photo: Acepike Krenz Guiamelon / BICTO
Digital Literacy Training: Graphic Design
DICT Digital Transformation Center, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region
The Digital Literacy Training on Graphic Design was held at DICT Digital Transformation Center, epitomized a milestone in the pursuit of digital literacy and empowerment, firmly anchored in the mandates of the Bangsamoro Information and Communications Technology Office (BICTO), the primary ICT agency in the Bangsamoro region.
The event commenced with a sense of excitement and eagerness on the first day. Participants from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of expertise in graphic design gathered at the DICT Digital Transformation Center. The participants were greeted with warmth and welcomed by the BICTO team, setting the stage for what promised to be an enriching and transformative training.
The training was graced by the presence of Dr. Jonathan M. Mantikayan, the esteemed Executive Director of BICTO. In his message, Dr. Mantikayan expressed his gratitude to all the participants, recognizing their commitment to enhancing their digital literacy skills. He shared his belief that this training activity serves as the starting point for all ICT users in the Bangsamoro region to equip and prepare themselves for success in the employment world.
Furthermore, BICTO sought the expertise of Fahad M. Reyes, MIT, IT Officer of the Office of the Wali, to facilitate and guide the participants through the intricacies of graphic design. Reyes, an experienced professional, provided valuable insights and practical knowledge throughout the training, enhancing the learning experience.
The training curriculum was thoughtfully structured to encompass a wide array of graphic design principles, covering topics such as design fundamentals, color theory, typography, and practical training on industry-standard graphic design software. The sessions were interactive, engaging, and encouraged participants to experiment and apply their newly acquired knowledge.
The training sessions were complemented by hands-on workshops, enabling the participants to put theory into practice and create their graphic designs. The trainers provided constructive feedback, fostering a collaborative learning environment that encouraged participants to learn from each other’s experiences and perspectives.
As the two-day training concluded, the participants were awarded certificates of completion. The sense of accomplishment and excitement was palpable among the attendees, who left the training with a newfound understanding and appreciation for the art and science of graphic design.
The Digital Literacy Training on Graphic Design at DICT Digital Transformation Center demonstrated BICTO’s unwavering commitment to promoting digital literacy and fostering a culture of continuous learning in the Bangsamoro region. Dr. Jonathan M. Mantikayan’s inspiring words will serve as a beacon of motivation for the participants as they embark on their digital literacy journey, well-prepared and equipped for success in the evolving employment landscape.
In conclusion, this training program is a significant stride toward realizing BICTO’s vision of a digitally empowered Bangsamoro region. It stands as a testament to the effectiveness of targeted digital literacy initiatives, fueling optimism and enthusiasm for future initiatives aimed at empowering ICT users across the region. (Abdulbasir Endong, BICTO Information Officer)