Bluepoint will be offering Red Hat's Linux training and RHCE programs throughout the Philippines starting 2002, subject to an MOA and Training Partner Agreement signed by both organizations today. This move will extend the scope of professional training opportunities available to Linux systems and software professionals in the Philippines, and position them to take greater advantage of the expanding Linux marketplace.
Rucel Javier and Eric Jancinal, students of the Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology, received a check worth 500 Canadian dollars from Owen King, Philippine representative of the FilNet Information Technology Society (FilNet), last November 29, 2002 after they were named recipients of this year's FilNet Scholarship Awards Program. The FilNet Information Technology Society, a non-profit organization incorporated in British Columbia, Canada, recognizes the importance of information technology and the need for IT professionals in today's world. Hence, FilNet saw the need to promote IT as a viable career among today's youths and to support those who intend to pursue an IT career. For these reasons, FilNet established the scholarship awards program which annually grants financial awards to deserving candidates in the Philippines and Canada. The awarding was witnessed by Luli Arroyo of the Foundation for IT Education and Development (FIT-ED); and Magie Antonio and Eddie Salonga, both from the Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology.