ASUS Sponsors ADOC PC Building Contest
Students were given the opportunity to work and learn through the exposition of their technical skills.
Manila, Philippines (October 4, 2013) – ASUS, a leader in technological innovations, sponsored the ADOC PC Assembly Contest as a means of furthering basic computer literacy. The contest stood as a means for less privileged students to compete for an internship in ASUS Philippines for two months.
ADOC, or the APEC Digital Opportunity Center, is an initiative that Chinese Taipei first proposed in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The aim of the organization is to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. ADOC aims to help disadvantaged groups or areas to overcome obstacles and enjoy the benefits of digitalization.
The contest was held at the National Computer Center (NCC), in UP Diliman, Quezon City. Jose Cheng, the Project Manager of the ADOC Secretariat, stated that, “We want to provide job opportunities for the less privileged eager to have a better life.” Students were filtered and then sent to compete for an internship by assembling and disassembling a computer unit. Prior to the technical competition, representatives from ASUS and ADOC conducted an interview of each participant. The winner of the competition will then have an opportunity to work as an intern in ASUS Philippines, sustained with a monthly allowance from ADOC.
ASUS stands as one of the foremost partners of the ADOC and has contributed much in the achievement of its mission. The company first joined the ADOC project in the year 2009. To promote electronic education, ASUS donated more than 50 mobile centers equipped with Eee PCs. Together with Child Hope Asia, these computers were used by children from the streets of Metro Manila. ASUS also donated four 40-ft containers filled with ASUS PCs. These containers were then distributed to rural areas of the Philippines for the education of students.
ADOC and ASUS plan to continue the partnership together to promote digital education. Aside from programs in the Philippines, ADOC continues to sustain programs in parts of South East Asia, South America, and Central America.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.
Now a days students from different universities or college schools are having difficulties on which company they apply for an OJT-On The Job training, But now ASUS offers this kind contest and be the lucky one to work at ASUS.
This new advocacy of ASUS will be part of each students life.
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