Thursday, December 15, 2016

Acer brings Francis Kong to Cebu Faculties

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CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINESLocal tech giant Acer Philippines, Inc. heads off to the “Queen City of the South” to give Cebuanos the opportunity to get “Kong-nected.”

Acer is in Cebu City to meet its partners under the Acer Academy program. The technology titan will gather its partners for an exclusive session where they will be provided with fresh updates on the latest state-of-the-art products from Acer, plus other developments from its global partner, software king Microsoft.

Later during the day, the highlight of the Acer Academy Cebu leg will be for its partners to experience a one-of-a-kind chance to meet Acer’s campaign ambassador, top inspirational speaker, newspaper columnist, author and award-winning business consultant, none other than Francis Kong.

With its theme “Are you Kong-nected?,” Mr. Kong will provide an exclusive learning experience on the latest techniques on teaching and community building and how to utilize technology to its fullest potential. 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.

Inspirational speaker, business consultant, newspaper columnist, ACER’s newest brand ambassador, Mr. Francis Kong

As one of the country’s most recognizable and down-to-earth inspirational speakers, Mr. Kong will also narrate some of the most 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, especially when it comes to teaching. He will also relate how technology plays a significant part in people’s everyday lives, particularly those in the academic community.

Also later during the day, Acer will acknowledge its newest Platinum members of the Acer Academy program in Cebu. These Acer Academy 2016 awardees are University of Cebu – Banilad Campus, Cebu Technological University, University of San Jose – Recoletos, Leyte Normal University, ACT International Educational Foundation, and Negros Oriental State University.

Other Acer Academy member-schools are West Visayas State University, Ateneo de Iloilo, Central Philippines University – Iloilo, De La Salle Bacolod, Palompon Institute of Technology, Iloilo Science Technology University, National Maritime Polytechnic, Visayas State University, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, University of San Carlos – South Campus, and University of the Visayas.

The Acer Academy Program, which started back in 2012, now boasts of a nationwide membership base that includes some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. Majority of members are in Luzon, followed by the Visayas and Mindanao. As member-schools of the program, the school and students enjoy several benefits such as Acer’s sponsorship of a school event, free training for the school faculty and IT personnel, a free computer laboratory dress up, plus a campus kiosk equipped with an Acer All-in-One. As an added incentive, students of an Acer Academy program member are prioritized under Acer’s internship program and have first crack at on-the-job or even possible hiring opportunities at Acer.

For more information about the Acer Academy Program, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or www.Facebook.com/AcerPH.

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About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

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