Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics R&D, Training and Adoption

Project SPARTA and PRC partner in providing CPD units to the Teaching Profession
Oct 29, 2021

Pasig City, October 29, 2021– The Project Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics, R&D, Training, and Adoption (SPARTA)’s Data Science and Analytics online courses were granted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) equivalency under the Professional Teachers Board. Teachers pursuing any of the six pathways have the opportunity to earn 15 CPD units upon completion.

Mr. Nikko Visperas, Deputy Project Manager of Project SPARTA, said that this will give SPARTAns more things to look forward to. “We want our learners to find more value in their efforts as they finish their pathways,” he said.

Project SPARTA applied for accreditation as a CPD provider as part of its efforts in sustaining the project even after the program ends in November 2022. This action will also serve as an extra incentive and encouragement for learners to finish their courses and pathways.

Meanwhile, Ms. Rea Geraldino, Project SPARTA Manager, said she is looking forward to more learners enrolling and finishing their courses because of this undertaking.

Since day one, our team hasn’t stopped looking for ways that will further encourage our learners. This accreditation will hopefully deepen the link to various industries and will attract more active scholars as this will bring more opportunity not only to the Philippine Data Science and Analytics Industry but also to their own profession,” she added.

As of this writing, Project SPARTA is working towards its accreditation to provide CPD units to other professions such as Engineering and Accountancy, among others.