MPT Kicks Off A New Batch of Advanced IT Skills Training Under Its Digital Skills To Go Forward Program09 Sep 2019
MPT and NLD Education Network continuously supports with a special training program for future digital skills trainers
(Yangon, 9th September 2019) MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, launched a new batch of “Training of Trainers” (TOT) program for 2019, as part of their hugely successful “Digital Skills to Go Forward” computer literacy program. This nationwide initiative is run in collaboration with the NLD Education Network (NLDEN).
The TOT program focuses on training students, who have successfully completed the “Digital Skills to Go Forward” program mastering of Microsoft® Office® applications and proper IT skills teaching methodologies. With the TOT program, 50 students from all parts of the country can become trainers and experts of essential digital skills and be able to spread their knowledge to local communities through NLDEN Training Centers nationwide. TOT program for 2019 will be conducted at the MPT Training Center in Yangon and the first batch of 25 students are now embarking their new phase of learning starting from 9th September 2019.
“At MPT, we are committed to empowering Myanmar’s underprivileged youth through computer skills training. Digital technologies can increase productivity and create new economic opportunities, but the success of our economy requires enough IT skilled people. With the rise of mobile internet and computer technologies, we want to be sure that every Myanmar citizen is able to participate in the creation of a modern, digital economy of our country”, said U Myint Thein Htun, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM JO.
“The process of teaching trainers how to leverage all available IT resources is crucial for the transmission of digital skills and profiting our citizens. Unfortunately, many small and medium companies within the country do not have the know-how and the operational capacity to benefit from digital technologies yet and we are very appreciated by MPT initiative on digital skills sector”, added Dr. Myo Nyunt, Central Executive Committee member of NLD.
The “Digital Skills to Go Forward” program was launched by MPT collaborates with NLDEN to increase access to technology and education for the youths not only to the city areas but also to outside of the main urban areas. Since its launch in 2016, more than 5, 000 students from different parts of the country developed crucial computer literacy skills by attending courses under the MPT’s campaign.
MPT is strongly dedicated to filling the digital literacy gap in many different ways. For example, MPT’s telecenters, easily reachable in 150 locations all over the country, have been designed to offer a wide range of beneficial information and communication services to its visitors. The operator is providing Internet connectivity to Amay Eain Schools across the Regions and States using 300 laptops computers to train the digital skills there. MPT is also organizing the mobile seminars nationwide dedicated for the people in the regions, especially for younger generation how to use mobile phone safely and also to promote the safe use of mobile phones.
For more information about MPT’s CSR programs and youth development initiatives, please visit http://mpt.com.mm/en/about-home-en/csr-activities/
MPT is the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar and has been championing the development of the telecommunications industry for over 130 years. It provides both fixed and mobile telecommunication services to people and enterprises, including nationwide largest 3G network and Myanmar’s fastest, most advanced MIMO 4X4 powered data service known as LTE+.
In July 2014, MPT signed a Joint Operations Agreement with KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM), whose ultimate ownership is held by Japanese partners KDDI Corporation (KDDI) & Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo). Together, KDDI and Sumitomo have committed to invest over 2 billion dollars of ten years to accelerate the development of MPT and Myanmar’s telecommunications industry. This commitment is among the largest historical Japanese investments in the country.
Together with its workforce of over 8,000 employees and KSGM, MPT is committed to continually driving the development of the sector, upholding its values of social responsibility and moving Myanmar forward. Currently, MPT is providing its services to over 23 million users.
For more information and detailed terms and conditions, visit www.mpt.com.mm or www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage. To learn more about MPT’s activities focusing on youth development in Myanmar, please go to http://mptcsr.foc.lotayamm.com/mptyouth to view its informative free-to-watch corporate video.
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