The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) is the FIRST and ONLY government-run Language and IT Center in Western Visayas. It is a hub of language and information technology learning in Negros Occidental. NOLITC or more popularly known as the “Learning Center,” is one the priority programs of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and Vice-Governor Genaro Alvarez, Jr. under their NEGROS FIRST Development Agenda. The present administration is committed to fully utilize Information and Communication Technology and ensure the efficiency of its pool of human resource with the aim view of making Negros Occidental as one of the fastest growing, if not the biggest, IT hub in the Visayas. NOLITC serves as a training ground for young professionals who seek to improve their capabilities and skills to have a competitive edge in the fast-growing BPO and Call Center industry in the province. The Learning Center was conceptualized and established in 2008 and has become a legacy program of the late Gov. Joseph Marañon who saw the need to address the growing requirement of sprouting BPOs in the province. The Learning Center was envisioned to equip public school students and out-of-school youths with English language and IT skills to provide them employment opportunities. This vision was concretized through the passage of Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s Ordinance No. 001, Series of 2008. It was finally inaugurated in September 15, 2009 under the Economic Enterprise Development Department under the administration of Former Governor Isidro P. Zayco.