Bayan Academy’s Technical and Livelihood Center, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC), recently completed its technopreneurship course on 2D and 3D Animation NC III in Quezon City. The course aims to equip aspiring Filipino animators with the necessary skills essential to their success as well as support the efforts of both public and private institutions to boost job creation within the animation industry in the country.
As advanced technology made the animation industry evolved, providing opportunities for aspiring local animators and graphic artists to compete globally given the necessary training and tools.
According to a study by Bayan Academy, the scholars were mostly millennials. Out of the 50 animation scholars of the course, 20 were women while 11 of the graduates were high school teachers. The participation of women in high-tech, high impact industries like animation is a breakthrough and is highly encouraged.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. continues to make an impact in the country through its Foundation’s support for programs that contribute to workforce readiness, employment generation on disadvantaged communities, and support for small business development.