THE IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it has partnered with StackTrek, a global provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and programming training solutions, to enable Philippines’s digital workforce and leverage on AI opportunities.
According to the flagship organization of the IT and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry, this National IT Talent Development initiative, which is aligned with the vision of the Philippine IT-BPM Industry Roadmap 2028 to create 1.1 million new jobs by 2028, aims to “enable the Filipino talent and open them up to opportunities in the IT-BPM sector.”
In a statement on Thursday, IBPAP said the partnership will focus on “embedding” training for industry-relevant skills into the curriculum and internship programs of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and launching IT career initiatives across the Philippines.
Among the components of the partnership is AI and Programming Academy. IBPAP said this offers “tailored learning programs and a cutting-edge Learning Management System (LMS) to empower businesses to thrive in the digital age.”
This component, IBPAP noted, also enables companies to prepare for an AI-powered future.
Another component is the StackLab, which the association said “specializes in establishing AI Research and Development (R&D) units and delivering AI software applications to clients.
“Through StackLab, businesses can benefit from comprehensive training and continuous skills development to create dedicated AI R&D units customized to their specific needs,” IBPAP said in a statement on Thursday.
The third component under the partnership is the AI Executive Education Program, which IBPAP said “empowers leaders to remain at the forefront of AI developments and leverage the technology to drive growth and innovation within their organizations.”
“It features intensive learning and consulting sessions led by expert trainers and offers a unique opportunity for participants to share experiences, challenges, and receive personalized guidance and feedback from the trainers,” IBPAP noted.
For his part, StackTrek CEO Bill Yuen said the partnership between StackTreck and IBPAP represents a “groundbreaking collaboration that will help the Philippine IT-BPM industry seize the tremendous economic opportunity presented by AI.”
“We believe that with our combined expertise, resources and vision, we can empower individuals and organizations to embrace AI, redefine business landscapes, and drive the industry forward,” Yuen added.
According to IBPAP, the National IT Talent Development partnership demonstrates the “shared commitment” of IBPAP and StackTrek to “fuel” the development of the Philippines’s digital workforce.
“By leveraging advanced training solutions and capitalizing on the vast opportunities presented by AI, this collaboration is set to transform the IT-BPM industry and secure the country’s position as a global leader in the digital economy,” IBPAP said.
Meanwhile, IBPAP President and CEO Jack Madrid underscored, “In what could be an AI-driven economy, proactive collaboration is crucial to empower the Filipino talent, enabling them to flourish in roles that involve higher-value work.”
“Through partnerships with both the public and private sectors, and a steadfast commitment to continuous upskilling and reskilling, the Philippine IT-BPM industry will remain highly sought-after and globally competitive,” Madrid stressed.