The Game Developers Association of the Philippines wants to create higher-skilled jobs in the outsourcing industry amid the threat of automation.
The group is seeking 8 million pesos in annual government funding to localize a certification program for computer graphics.
The association created an English-language version of the Japanese Computer Graphic Arts Society test. The CG Creator Certification Exam measures the test-takers’ knowledge in computer graphics, the results of which are currently recognized by over 70 prominent computer graphics, games, and animation studios in Japan.
This year, the group targets 2000 test-takers as it introduces the first translated test in the country in July as the country needs to institutionalize investment to improve the success rate in a high-risk industry.