AboitizPower is teaching digital skills to 61 Toledo women
Aboitiz Power Corporation
Elevate AIDA was developed by the social impact startup group, Connected Women and was launched in June 2020 at the height of the pandemic. This program talks about our passion for data. and it continues to affirm our passion to advance the communities by empowering women
In June 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Connected Women, a social impact startup group, launched Elevate AIDA. The program aims to equip rural women with the remote work skills, fundamental professional and computer skills, and competence in AI data labeling needed to participate actively in the digital economy and AI industry.
These women are now able to support their families while also earning money thanks to the acquisition of basic data annotation skills like image identification and categorization.
In his remarks to the graduates at the ceremony, TVI Facility Head Noel Cabahug said, "You have demonstrated that when we are given enough resources, support, and trust, we are able to unlock our potential, despite the challenges we face."
The women's skill-building was supported by TVI and the Aboitiz Foundation.
According to Ruth Yu-Owen, co-founder of Connected Women, "Partnering with large corporations like Aboitiz Group who are committed to creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for Filipinos is essential to ensuring that women are not left behind in the future of work."
The Connected Women's Elevate AIDA program aims to equip these women with skills that will help them support their families in addition to giving them a chance to work.
"Data science and artificial intelligence are transformative, which means that each of you has the ability to change your own life as well as the lives of others," said Ginger Tanchi, Vice President for Corporate Services at the AboitizPower Coal Business Unit.
She added that the program closely reflects the Aboitiz Group's goal of creating the first "techglomerate" in the nation by putting innovation at the center of its growth strategy and incorporating technology and design thinking into all of its production, services, and procedures while fostering economic development and community development.
The program continues to "affirm our passion to advance the communities by empowering women and providing equitable livelihood opportunities," Tanchi said. "This program talks about our passion for data, our passion for digitalization, and it continues to affirm our passion for these topics."
The Aboitiz Group has already worked with Connected Women on other projects, so the partnership with them extends beyond the training of these women. Along with Elevate AIDA, TVI and Connected Women are collaborating to standardize the boiler system naming convention at the plant, which involves encoding thousands of data tags.
This will help the operational technology team make the plant smarter. When finished, the plant will be able to produce dashboards and readings that are quicker, more accurate, and more useful for tracking performance and identifying potential problems.
A Master Services Agreement covering additional services like data handling, language annotation, and image annotation was just signed by Connected Women and Aboitiz Data Innovation, the Aboitiz Group's data science and artificial intelligence division.
Source: AboitizPower newsroom