Pangasinan State University named
Call Center project recipient
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 16 (PNA) - The Pangasinan State
University (PSU) has been named as one of the six participating
institutions in the Call Center project to be undertaken by
state universities and colleges in the entire country.
PSU President Victoriano Estira said the Call Center project,
which is divided into three phases, will be set up at their
campus in Lingayen.
Phase 1 involves the development of a state of the art call
center facility that can accommodate 30 seats, expandable to 50;
Phase 2 will have the actual training of potential call center
agents; and Phase 3 deals with the evaluation of the outputs of
the university grantees.
Estira said the call center will serve as an incubation facility
for people behind small and medium enterprises who may want to
venture in business process outsourcing and may try out the
viability of commercial operation in Pangasinan.
It also provides an avenue for technology transfer and job
creation for local job seekers, especially those who graduated
from the university.
The other five grantees are Polytechnic University of the
Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, Don
Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Tarlac State
University and Laguna Polytechnic State University.
Ten other state colleges and universities from the Visayas and
Mindanao will be selected as the project progresses.
Lawyer Willy Tanagon, project consultant of the Business Process
Outsourcing Incubation Contact Center Project Monitoring Office
of the Commission on Higher Education, said there is a 150,000
annual requirement for call center agents in different call
centers nationwide and not all slots are filled up.
PSU is now accepting applicants who are of legal age, conversant
in English, willing to work in a night shift and outside
Pangasinan and is willing to be trained for one month with free
meal and transportation allowance during the training.
Competent trainees may be employed in PSU Call center and other
call centers nationwide.
Interested job hunters had been asked to submit their resume at
the office of the dean of any of the PSU campuses located in
Lingayen, Binmaley, Bayambang, Urdaneta, Asingan, Sta. Maria,
Infanta and San Carlos City. (PNA)
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