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MPT Broadens Young Minds On Telecommunications Field With Special University Vocational Training Sessions

17 Oct 2017

(Yangon, 17 October 2017) – As part of its commitment to support education amongst Myanmar’s youth, MPT this month organized the vocational training sessions for second and third-year electronic engineering students from Yangon Technological University, Thanlyin Technological University and the Government Technology Institute.

The vocational training sessions were conducted with the aim to enhance the students’ level of knowledge in communications technology and were held from 9th to 13th of October at MPT’s Training Center. In addition, MPT also provided university students the rare opportunity to tour MPT facilities to gain practical insights on telecommunications operations. MPT is also conducting an extended industrial training trip program running from 7th of October 2017 to 17th of January 2018 at the Pova Thiri Exchange Office in Nay Pyi Taw for four students from the Kyause Government Technical Institute.

About 27 Students from Yangon Technological University and 34 students from Thanlyin Technological University took part in the training at MPT’s Training Center this month which covered topics on mobile communications, IT technologies for telecommunications operations such as OSS/BSS, fiber optics cable, fiber transmission technology, radio access network and the basics of radio network key performance indicators.

The vocational training program was conducted with the blessings of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, with the technical exparts from MPT supportted to carry out the sessions. MPT had conducted similar trainin for technical universities students including Yangon Technological University, Thanlyin Technological University other government Technical Institutes to give more opportunities for the future generations.

“As a student being given the opportunity to learn from Myanmar telecommunication operator, the training provides us with the knowledge and experience on telecommunications systems and networks. Especially for second year students like us, these practical training sessions has sparked more interest and excitement for understanding the theoretical concepts providing better clarity on how they are applied, making the learning process easier. This also opens up career prospects in the telecommunications industry. On behalf of the students, we would like to thank MPT for making this possible and allowing us to be exposed to detailed information on mobile and fiber networks.” said Maung Aung Kyaw Hein from Yangon Technological University.

U Naing Ko Ko, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “All of us at MPT are pleased to be supporting the academic growth of these university students within the telecommunications field. We believe that educational initiatives such as this are important to improve the overall level of expertise, as these bright young minds will go on to become our country’s future engineers and technicians who will be at the forefront of development in Myanmar. We are confident that the training sessions and intdustrial trining trips have benefited the students and broadened their knowledge of the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry.”

Many years, MPT has  been accepting students from technical universities for training trip and internship program with the support from Ministry of Transport and Communication and Ministry of Ecucation. MPT also accepting the students as the internship program in collaboration with Myanmar Engineering Society’s as part of Industiral Attached Program (IAP), through which the operator has so far received eight IAP students for 1 month internships in 2016 and five IAP students in 2017.