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Briefs: Suzuki Philippines opens 77th dealership




Advancing its commitment to deliver top-quality products and services to more Filipinos, Suzuki Philippines (SPH), the country’s pioneer compact car distributor, expands its reach in the northern part of the country with a new 3S dealership in Ilocos Norte.

Suzuki Auto Ilocos Norte is Suzuki’s 77th dealership nationwide and the 13th dealership under the supervision of Grand Canyon Multi-holdings Inc., which recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Suzuki Auto Tagum targeted to open by 2020.

Besides strengthening its presence in North Luzon, the new Suzuki dealership aims to engage in the local business and culture and make its own contribution in enhancing the livelihood industry of the Ilocos region by providing an accessible car dealership.

“Continuing our business momentum this year, we are very pleased to prove to our Filipino market our commitment to bring Suzuki vehicles to more locations nationwide. We have made it easier and more accessible for more Ilocanos to experience the Suzuki Way of Life through our award-winning and engineered-for-excellence Suzuki vehicles. We are excited to see them in the new Suzuki Auto Ilocos Norte,” shared SPH director and general manager for Automobile Division Keiichi Suzuki.

All well-loved Suzuki vehicles, including the recently launched Carry together with the Vitara, and Jimny, Suzuki Swift, Dzire and Ertiga, will be available at Suzuki Auto Ilocos Norte.

AMA Online Education partners with software developer SAS

AMA Online Education (AMA OEd) the country’s first fully online educational platform today announced its partnership with business analytics leader SAS to offer analytics courses for both IT and non-IT students.

The partnership aligns with AMA OEd’s goal of enriching the learning experience of its students through developing comprehensive analytical and research skills. It also opens up new paths of learning for both students and teachers through the analytics training, SAS program implementation, and usage and access to data science studies.

SAS analytical skills are in great demand in the business world, as more companies utilize intelligence from predictive and other types of data analytics. Jobs in the field of data science are up 29 percent this year, according to a 2019 LinkedIn Indeed report.

“We at SAS see the growth of the IT Industry in the Philippines — specifically in the area of data science,” shared Ryan Guadalquiver, SAS country manager for the Philippines.

“By partnering up with AMA Online Education, a pioneer in online learning, we hope to better equip the next generation with the right skills and mindset to handle challenges that come with the ever-evolving workplace.”

The resulting program of the partnership, in cooperation with Thakral One, the exclusive reseller and implementation of partner of the SAS Academic Program in the Philippines, will provide practical support and generate insights for academic use and bring a range of benefits to university staff and students. This includes additional credited analytics training and a deeper understanding for business analytics.

Students participating in the program will fully experience SAS software, including on a home-use basis, giving them more time to develop an understanding of the tool. In addition, SAS will offer a wide range of accessible resources and studies for those completing their thesis or dissertations.

For more information, to know about AMA Online Education’s course offerings.

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