Are you Kong-nected?

Last November 28, 206 at the Tinalak Room of Seda Abreeza Hotel, The local IT giant Acer Philippines, Inc. was in Davao and invited DavaoeƱos and members of the Davao Bloggers Society to get ready and be “Kong-nected.”

Acer is in Davao City to meet school partners under the Acer Academy program. Acer gathered 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.

Opening Remarks by: Mr. Alexis De Guzman | Business Development Manager - Acer Philippines
The first part of the event was all about updates on Windows 10 Operating System that Eufer Pasion, the Account Manager - Education at Microsoft Philippines. He discussed things about the Microsoft system that teachers can benefit from. It can hellp them lighten up their loads in school by using the Microsoft bundle that provides perfect tools for teachers to improve their teaching style and delivery of lessons.
Eufer Pasion | Account Manager - Education | Microsoft Philippines
Later that day, the Acer Academy partners will got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Acer’s newest campaign ambassador, the top inspirational speaker, newspaper columnist, author and award-winning business consultant Mr. Francis Kong. It was truly an exciting and very interesting day and memorable that I was able to meet the famous speaker.

With its theme “Are you Kong-nected?,” Mr. Kong provided an exclusive learning experience on teaching and community building that can be very beneficial for the invited guests. 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.

Mr. Francis Kong - Top Inspirational Speaker

Being one of the country’s most recognized inspirational speakers, Mr. Kong he also provided 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 also relate how technology plays in people’s everyday lives, particularly those in the academic community. Awesome right? With this rare opportunity, teachers and other invited guests can really benefit to his teachings and they can apply those insights in their daily lives.

Acer also handed 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 University, and University of Mindanao.

Awards were also given to the program’s newest members such as Jose Rizal Memorial State University and Davao Medical School Foundation 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.

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