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Thrive in the Digital World

The world, as we all knew it, ended in March 2020. It is never going to be the same. The world has changed forever. The future is online and digital!

Do you have the digital skill sets needed to thrive in 2021 and beyond?

The GEM Academy PH will help you develop relevant digital skill sets and experience to be competitive in the digital future. Get practical training from experts in digital marketing, web design and web development, and obtain real-world experience by helping put together real websites for real Filipino businesses.

Create a unique path to the ultimate in digital competency!

GEM Academy PH is for everyone, from all walks of life - young and old and everything in between!

  • We provide you with practical training in a range of digital skills
  • You gain experience by helping Filipino businesses get online
  • We provide a validated record of your competency, experience, awards and achievement

Why choose GEM Academy?

No Fees

All GEMA Courses are absolutely FREE for everyone. You just need a working computer, internet connection, and a browser.

Online & Self-Paced

You decide how fast or slow you want to go. Spend as much or as little time as you have available for each course.

Real Projects for Real Businesses

Complete projects and help transform Filipino businesses so they can safely do business online.

Build Competency & Experience

Acquire practical digital training and rapidly develop real world experience.

Improve Yourself & Change the World

Be part of the new digital revolution towards helping Filipino businesses grow online.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

  • High school graduates who would like to acquire digital skills
  • Job seekers looking for a career change
  • Fresh graduates who want to start a career in digital marketing or web development
  • Businesses owners or teams wanting to upskill
  • College students wanting to gain real world experience
  • People working in related industries looking to widen their skills
  • Anyone interested to learn new relevant skills

Develop Skills for 2021 & Beyond

Approximately 90,000 Filipino businesses remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Millions of Filipinos have lost their jobs and source of livelihood.

COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the Philippine economy, demanding a digital revolution to get through its staggering effects. Filipinos need to develop digital skills that are critical to successfully operate in the post-COVID-19 world.

GEM Academy Philippines provides Filipinos with learning tools and expert knowledge to rapidly develop a wider range of digital skills. It provides learning tools to help students become digitally competitive while helping Filipino SMEs at the same time.

Speed of change is everything. Apply to be part of our next intake!

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Develop Skills for 2021 & Beyond

Work on real business’ website projects

Hands on, practical learning


Valuable real world experience

Valuable real world experience

Discover what the job in the real world feels like:
  • Self-manage, meet deadlines, get the work done!
  • Learn about real customer expectations
  • Get hands-on industry experience from an expert
  • Set your own goals for your output
  • Communicate with a team
  • Learn how to collaborate and work around potential roadblocks
  • Work in remote teams
  • Learn about various business industries as you go
  • Go beyond the theory into practical reality
  • Acquire real-life skills and experience you can use for the near future

Sense of achievement

Nothing beats the feeling of being able to accomplish something good not just for yourself but also for your clients. Get that sense of achievement after challenging yourself with interesting projects and tasks. The website you help create would boost small and medium entrepreneurs' businesses online. As you put to good use the knowledge you gained and the skills you enhanced through the GEM Academy (GEMA) PH, more businesses will be able to get in stride with the evolving digital bandwagon. Be proud of what you can do and achieve!

Sense of achievement
No minimum time commitment

No minimum time commitment

You can spend however much time you have available per week. Work around your current commitments, and show up whenever you can.
  • Self-paced Go as fast or as slow as you are able to. We have a team in place to assist you throughout your learning journey.
  • Spend anywhere from 30mins to 20+ hours per week Since we do not operate on a schedule, you get maximum control over your schedule. Hectic week at work? Spend 45 minutes in the academy! Relaxed week at school? Spend a few hours learning digital skills everyday. It's completely up to you!

Learn & work online from your own home

Learning has never been this easy. At the comfort of your own home or wherever you may be, get access to GEM Academy website and learn more than you could ever imagine.

As an intern, you will be given login access and avail these amazing benefits:

  • Choose your area of interest
  • Watch training videos to learn the ropes
  • Complete assessments to unlock real jobs
  • Complete real jobs to bed in your practical learning
  • Execute missions to achieve high levels of competency
  • Unlock more challenging jobs as you level-up
  • Work online with a team with help and support available when you get stuck.

With GEM Academy PH, you gain from our range of learning resources that can help you advance in your career or help expand your business online.

These practical tips and videos shall go a long way as you learn the ropes to thrive in this digital revolution.

Industry Recognition

We give due recognition to those who deserve it.

GEM Academy PH will award certificates to successful interns achieving key competencies in each level as a way of acknowledging their feats.

This will serve as a great opportunity for interns to showcase their experience, knowledge, skills, and excellent work ethic to potential employers.

GEM Academy was founded by Zeald, New Zealand's leading SME website design and digital transformation agency that has been helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) stay afloat despite the worldwide economic downturn.

Industry Recognition

Be a Digital Revolutionary

The Get Ecommerce Movement Philippines (GEM PH), which aims to help small businesses get online, launches its GEM Academy, an initiative to help educate and boost digital skills and competencies of the Filipino workforce and online business owners in the country.

As you own a GEM PH ecommerce (retail business) or lead generation (service business) website, we will continue to assist you by providing learning resources that will improve your knowledge in running your online store.

You are never alone. GEM Academy PH is here with you, walking you through to cope and thrive amid the challenges of this ever changing digital landscape.

"I enjoy getting to interact with other people while in lockdown and learning about web design in a way that is fun and enjoyable"

Leon Braddick


What support do I get?

You have access to videos and information to help you acheive jobs successfully. You check your knowledge before you progress with real jobs by completing an assessment. You have access to the GEM Academy support team who are available 6am-2pm weekdays via live chat.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a modern computer, either a desktop or a laptop, with a reliable internet connection. A second screen helps make the work easier and more efficient.

Do I need any prior digital knowledge to join the internship?

You need to be reasonably proficient with a computer and should know your way round the internet. You should have experience working with common applications such as Facebook and email or similar.

Nothing is free - How can you make it free?

You will receive a certificate at the end of your internship - after you complete all courses required. Some people will not feel comfortable proceeding with the next level Eg. some people may not wish to talk to clients and so will not progress to the Content coordionation level. In which case you can continue your experience at the current level or choose to leave the programme at that stage.

What if I dont complete all the levels

You will receive a certificate at each level that you pass. Some people will not feel comfortable proceeding with the next level Eg. some people may not wish to talk to clients and so will not progress to the Content coordionation level. In which case you can continue your experience at the current oevel or choose to leave the programme at that stage

What if I dont have much time to spare

It will draw out your training and it will ultimately take longer to acheive certification

Who will I be working with?

You work with a team of interns at different levels from all over the Philippines. There is a team dedicated to Quality assurance to ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely fashion to a high quality. There is a team who are dedicated to providing training and support to other interns. The entire programme is overseen by Zeald and a dedicated team of GEM Academy specialists

What if I want to leave the internship?

If you cannot continue your internship for whatever reason, you will be free to leave at any time. We simply ask that you give us as much notice as possible if you want to stop volunteering with us.


Our Partners

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