The IBSA Program – Fundamental Concept
The BCI International BPO Scholarships & Aid Program (IBSA) program is the latest addition to BCI’s ongoing efforts of making BCI’s international BPO qualifications most affordable for economically underprivileged segments of communities across developing countries thriving with meritorious, talented and energetic youth waiting for opportunities. The IBSA program offers Certification Scholarships ranging from 50% - 100% to individuals in certain select countries – the beneficiary countries – to help them acquire BCI certifications and get employable for a wide variety of industries at the entry level. These scholarships are offered to business organizations, multilateral bodies and governments who have partnered BCI for purposes of collaborative ICT industry development; workforce breeding and BPO qualifications framework development etc., and who are working on mass-employability development initiatives connected to ICT industries. The Outsourcing Industry Development Committee (OIDC) of BCI approves Scholarships of a certain value in USD, which are awarded in KIND to individuals meeting the stipulated criteria, and who are registered with/ nominated by these BCI partner-organizations. The IBSA scholarships may be branded variously across countries, in sync with the events or dates which may be of critical importance for beneficiary-stakeholders/ partners.
2014 is the inaugural year of the IBSA program, and the process of awards nominations will kick off from the month of March. Beneficiaries can start expecting Scholarship awards to hits their planetbci/ CredPlanet accounts starting August 15, 2014. Specifically, the IBSA program 2014 aims at: