Raket.ph creates first freelancing school in Philippines

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Tech freelancing platform Raket.ph Inc has launched the first freelancing school in the Philippines in partnership with The One School – a government accredited entrepreneurial college based in Makati City.

Dubbed “RaketOne”, the project is going to be launched in the first week of August with a series of workshops. The term Raket is a slang word for “sideline” in the Philippines.

“RaketOne is the Philippines’ first ever Raketeer school, a project that aims to improve a Raketeer’s skills at the same time give an avenue for newbies who want to venture into freelancing,” said Raket.ph founder and CEO Lyle Jover.

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He said RaketOne caters to a wide variety of courses that allows students to ramp up their skills and compete better in the market.

Among the series of workshops lined up are: photography, stocks, social media management & marketing, voice acting, marketing, writing, graphic design, mobile development, events management, including creating a business plan.

“Each workshop will have a total of six hours in two to three-hour sessions every weekend,” Jover said. “Later on there will be certifications and we are also focused on growing the courses to have 102s and 103s eventually.”

Aside from workshops, the startup founder added there will be some shadowing and immersion sessions, like in event management, where students will have a real-life hands-on experience by linking them up with professionals.

“RaketOne is clearly a joint venture established to cater the provision of a learning environment for Raketeers to gain more from what they already know in their chosen crafts or professions, and to develop the passion of continual learning,” Jover said.

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
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