DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES, 28 November 2016—Local IT
giant Acer Philippines, Inc. goes to Davao and invites Davaoeños to get ready
and be “Kong-nected.”
Acer is in Davao City, home of the world-famous “Kadayawan
Festival” and often called the “Durian Capital of the Philippines,” to meet
school partners under the Acer Academy program.
At the Tinalak Room of Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City, Acer gathers
its school partners for an exclusive session and will be given updates
regarding the latest and most innovative products from Acer and other
developments from its global partner Microsoft.
Later in the afternoon, however, the Acer Academy
partners will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Acer’s newest campaign
ambassador, top inspirational speaker, newspaper columnist, author and award-winning
business consultant Francis Kong. With its theme “Are you Kong-nected?,” Mr. Kong will
provide an exclusive learning experience on teaching and community building.
Among his other topics include getting connected to what teachers teach,
defining gaps, connecting and what educators should do, and even the progress
in being connected.
Being one of the country’s most recognized
inspirational speakers, Mr. Kong will also provide inspiring stories and his
spot-on observation of all aspects of life and how it can be related to enrich
one’s personal and professional being. He will also relate how technology plays
in people’s everyday lives, particularly those in the academic community.
Also later during the day, Acer will hand out awards
to some of the Platinum members of the Acer Academy program in Mindanao. Among
the member-schools are Camiguin University, Xavier – Ateneo de Cagayan, St.
Rita’s College of Balingasag, St. Mary’s College of Tagum, Our Lady of Fatima
Academy, Brokenshire College, Ateneo de Davao, and University of Mindanao.
Awards will also be given to the program’s newest members such as Jose Rizal
Memorial State University and Davao Medical School while a Loyalty Award will
be bestowed on Philippine Women’s College, a member since 2013.
The Acer Academy Program started in 2012. The
membership now spans some of the most prestigious colleges and universities
nationwide. Bulk of the membership is in Luzon, followed by Visayas, then
Mindanao. As member-schools of the program, the school and students enjoy several
benefits such as Acer’s sponsorship of school events and activities, free
training for the school faculty and IT personnel, a campus kiosk, and participation
in campus tours. Students of an Acer Academy program member are also prioritized
under Acer’s internship program where they get first crack at on-the-job or
even possible hiring opportunities.