DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, today officially opened its first training campus in the Philippines to support the local workforce. The opening of the new campus in the Philippines marks DDLS’ expansion into Asia and provides professionals in the Philippines an opportunity to take up a career in a booming industry.
“With DDLS present in every major city in Australia, we wanted to replicate this model in Southeast Asia, and the Philippines showed the most potential. Having skilled workers in the ICT industry who can monitor, secure and mitigate against any risks is a requirement that the industry has identified, and DDLS is responding to these needs by training the next generation of professionals in a new state-of-the-art facility.” said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS.
Located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the 500sqm training facility consists of seven state-of-the-art training rooms, equipped with the latest technology as well as telepresence technology to help students and IT professionals master skillsets necessary to immediately enter the workforce.
“The Philippines campus was designed to be conducive for learning, to match the quality of instruction that our trainers are able to impart.”, commented Mike Calma, DDLS Philippines Country General Manager. “The campus will prepare students to meet the demand for talent in cybersecurity, DevOps, cloud and others through skill development, with technology that is at the forefront of this digital future.”
DDLS, a wholly owned subsidiary of EdventureCo, joined forces with Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. in March 2019 to bring quality IT training to the Philippines. In less than a year of operations, DDLS Philippines has trained more than 300 students in Microsoft courses. It has since rolled out new training courses in IT service management, data science and cybersecurity. The new campus also hosts a dedicated Pearson VUE authorised room for taking online tests and certifications.
As DDLS gains traction, it does not lose sight of its long-term goals. “Our vision for DDLS is to offer agile and accessible high-quality IT training. These skills have never been more relevant and this style of teaching has never been more appropriate. The world is changing quickly and education needs to adapt. We need a modern way of training the modern workforce. We at Aboitiz have always believed in the value of education and the role it plays in advancing business and communities,” says Jokin Aboitiz, President, Aboitiz Impact Ventures.