Wired! Philippines

The Junior Philippine Computer Society
By smbea <
iamshery@msc.net.ph>

On January 1989, the Philippine Computer Society (PCS), a computer organization composed of professionals, organized a group of young people, mostly students and computer enthusiasts. The group was called the Philippine Computer Society-Junior Programmer's Guild (PCS-JPG). It aimed to improve the knowledge and skills of its members in the field of Information Technology as well as provide a means for the the young people to interact with people with the same interests they have.

Initially, the organization had 17 recognized chapters in Metro Manila. The PCS-JPG was the only national student organization that catered to computer enthusiasts from different educational institutions around that time.

On July 1990, PCS-JPG changed its name to Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS), a committee under the arms of the PCS. On 1990, the first national computer convention for the youth, "Explore IT '90", was launched. The second computer convention was also a success and helped promote JPCS to other schools and sectors of Philippine Society.

 

JPCS Objectives

  • Encourage development of higher standards in the field of Information Technology
  • Provide a forum for information interchange
  • Develop and promote Information Technology programming as a means of creative expression
  • Improve student awareness in the field of Information Technology
  • Foster sharing of resources and unity among its different member schools
  • Form national activities which will live up to the ideals of the organization
  • Promote JPCS to all computer enthusiasts in the country

The society provides its members services and opportunities such as IT exposure of JPCS members by sending them as assistant staff in any exposition, discounts on their Click! Magazine subscription, as well as on other establishments, seminars, tutorials, and conferences, on the job training, and job placement.

If you want more information about the society and/or you're interested in joining JPCS, you can contact the society by phone (816 30 75 / 817 18 20 / 818 42 27) or by email (jpcsnatl@mozcom.com) Their office is at the second floor of the Pamantasan ng Makati, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati.


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