Why We Are A Social Enterprise
True to the mission of social enterprises which is "bridging social opportunity into sustainable reality innovatively, effectively and efficiently," letIThelp.org goes in line with this to help selected and deserving fresh graduates in Mindanao find the right opportunities in their chosen field of profession. There is a balance needed in the IT industry in the Philippines at this point. Initially, there is the increase of IT outsourcing jobs being directed to the country, however, there is a need of a ready pool of trained and experienced IT professionals to continually sustain the industry and manpower needs.
On other hand, there is a saturation of fresh IT graduates from poor families and are graduates of vocational schools and colleges who have the passion and commitment to work in these companies yet, due to the poor and inadequate educational system and lack of actual projects and proper industry-based mentoring, majority of these fresh graduates could not get into their desired work and are forced to accept other jobs that are not attuned with their education, wasting their possible talents and skills just because of the lack of confidence in most companies on them due to the fact that they lack the background, references and experience. Therefore, even if they have finished their education, a sustainable income and the chance of growth for the majority of them is still not attainable.
This being the case, letIThelp will select based on their skills, attitude, desire and passion for work, graduates who are in need of the additional training and work. They will then have the opportunity to learn and earn at the same time for their families. These graduates will be trained and mentored by the Syntactics, Inc. team leaders and supervisors to help them learn the right industry standards, workpace and discipline. After their training period, they will then be promoted to higher positions in the organization, hired by Syntactics, Inc. as a commercial developer, dedicated to a client as a dedicated staff or will be given the chance to work in other IT companies to help answer the need of additional well trained manpower thereby helping more companies grow, to earn more and provide more jobs in society.
LetIThelp will focus more on the hiring underprivileged fresh graduates coming from Mindanao and in providing these graduates opportunities and work close to their families so they no longer have to spend for any relocation expenses and they can be closer to their families.
First Step of LetITHelp's Holistic Mission is a Rewarding Success
The exemplary vision and mission of LetIThelp has finally been put into action. LetITHelp began its holistic endeavor by conducting free seminars to colleges and universities in Northern Mindanao to further educate the IT graduating students and to prepare them on the tough life outside the classroom.
Its main goal is to help deserving fresh IT graduates who have the passion and dedication in their chosen IT profession to earn and learn at the same time.
STI (Systems Technology Institute) Cagayan de Oro City was the first IT College of which LetITHelp has the honor to conduct the first seminar entitled "IT Students: Identify Where You Are Headed". The speaker of the said seminar is none other than the dynamic President of LetITHelp Ms. Stephanie P. Caragos. She talked on the possible IT Professions of which the STI IT graduating students might pursue after college. She also pointed out the necessary skills, requirements and most importantly the qualities of an IT professional that the students must learn and be equipped with as early as possible to be able to have an edge and stay ahead of the competition of fellow graduates in getting desirable IT jobs in any of the IT companies in the IT industry upon their graduation.
LetITHelp was also honored to have Mr. Simon Healy as the guest speaker in the seminar. Mr. Healy is a mentor of LetITHelp. He shared his experiences in the IT industry to serve as an inspiration to STI IT Students for them to develop their skills to achieve endless possibilities in the IT industry when they graduate. He talked about his humble beginnings until he reaches the peak of his career of which he owes it a lot to information technology.
STI IT graduating students were very cooperative and actively participated in the discussion. The students were eager to learn the new things that presented to them during the lecture and very much positive on learning the new terminologies and skills that they need to develop.
LetITHelp hopes that this fruitful beginning will eventually lead into fulfilling the organization's ultimate mission: to help and to give back to society the blissful yield of the organization in a holistic way.