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Who we’re looking for

Basic Requirements

  • Can commit to ten weeks of training and two months’ additional employment support
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • A working computer preferably windows 7 and up with minim 4GB RAM
  • Stable internet connection preferably at least 3-5 MBPs
  • Quiet working station/home office
  • A government issued ID
  • A Letter of Intent explaining your situation
  • Formal Picture for your Student Profile
  • Good problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Good English comprehension
  • A passion for learning
  • A self-starter and independent
  • A positive attitude and willingness to give back to the community

Scholarship Requirements for Persons with Disability

  • Valid PWD ID and/or medical abstract signed by a licensed physician
  • Must pass all the basic requirements

Scholarship Requirements for Solo Parents

  • Solo Parent ID, Certificate of no Marriage (CENOMAR) or Annulment Papers
  • Must pass all the basic requirements

Scholarship Requirements for Out of School Youth

  • Certification from School’s Registrar stating that you dropped out of school and/or Barangay Certificate
  • Must pass all the basic requirements

Scholarship Requirements for Unemployed Individuals because of COVID-19

  • Certification from their previous employer about their termination stating that it's a result of COVID-19 and providing an endorsement to join the training.
  • Must pass all the basic requirements

Note: All documents should be uploaded in your application form along with your enrollment form.

Recruitment Process

Sourcing

1. Direct referral from Virtualahan alumni
2. Direct referral from partner organizations
3. Direct referral from government partners
4. Digital Marketing campaign via Facebook and Virtualahan’s website

Process

1. Applicants takes an eligibility quiz
2. Candidates who passed the eligibility quiz will have access to the full enrollment form
3. Candidates needs to take assessments/quizzes
4. Recruitment team will do the shortlisting
5. Shortlisted candidates will have to submit supplementary documents
6. Shortlisted candidates will go through interview
7. Recruitment team will endorse the names to the training team who will decide who will decide on which candidate will receive the scholarship.
8. Onboarding will commence

Training Process

Onboarding Requirements

1. Signing of Training Agreement, Data Privacy, and Media Consent Forms
2. Email address set-up
3. Access to the Virtualahan Portal and Virtual Classroom
4. Tools installation

Training Process

Part 1- Five weeks of Intensive Digital Skills Training
Monday to Thursday for 6-8 hours a day, and Sunday Life-coaching for 2-3 hours
a. Week 1 is focused on Tools and Automation
b. Week 2 is focused on Business English and Customer Service
c. Week 3-5 is focused on Digital Marketing and E-commerce

Part 2- Two weeks of internship
a. A scholar will be matched with an internship partner
b. Internship partner will host the intern for two weeks, agreements on working hours and compensation is conditional
c. Scholar will submit an internship accomplishment report
d. Internship partner will provide feedback

Part 3- Three weeks of Job Coaching
a. A scholar will be matched with a job coach
b. A job coach will provide 1-2 hours of job coaching every Mondays and Fridays or based on schedule agreed.
c. A job coach will do an initial job interview at the start for baselining and final interview to assess progress.
d. A job coach will create a job coaching plan tailored to the needs of the scholar with the help of Virtualahan’s Employment Support team.
e. Unemployed scholars then proceed to two months of additional employment support

Our Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to:

  • Persons with Chronic, Genetic, Neuro-divergent, and Physical Disabilities
  • Indigenous People and Islamized IPs
  • Out of School Youth/Youth NEET
  • Single Mothers/Solo Parents
  • Former Sex Workers
  • Recovering Drug Addicts/Former Drug Dependents
  • Persons Deprived of Liberty/Former Prisoners
  • Prostituted Women, and Formerly Trafficked Individuals
  • Former Soldiers, Rebels, Combatants

For family members who have dependents who belong to the groups mentioned above, you can also avail of our Train Now, Pay Later Program to get a 50% scholarship. For our regular enrollees who need financial assistance, you can also avail our Train Now, Pay Later program on a case to case basis.

Application Details

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Writing Your Application
  • Pay it Forward Scholarship
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Submission Policies
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Training Schedule

SCHEDULE
WAVE 1
January 19- February 21, 2020
WAVE 2
Feb 23-March 27, 2020
WAVE 3
April 5-May 8. 2020
WAVE 4
May 17-June 19, 2020
WAVE 5
June 28-July 31, 2020
WAVE 6
Aug 9-Sept 11, 2020
WAVE 7
Sept 20-Oct 23, 2020
WAVE 8
Nov 1-Dec 4, 2020
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OUR IMPACT MODEL

DIGITAL SKILLS
UPGRADE

A six-week digital skills training using blended life-long learning approach. The curriculum is co-developed with Accenture and British Council and delivered 100% online.

EMPLOYMENT & ENTEPRENEURSHIP

Three months of employment support or one year of business mentorship depending on which track a graduate decides to take at the end of the six-weeks training.

LIFE-COACHING &
DIGITAL SUPPORT

Life-coaching through well-being sessions led by our resident psychologist with a strong focus on restoring human dignity, embracing disability, career guidance, patient education, and community-based therapy.

Community Building and System Change

Community projects led by Virtualahan alumni such as awareness campaigns, policy recommendations, public events, and activities focused on advancing SDG 1, 3, 8, 10 and 17.