MPT To Receive More Than 1,400 Technical Students For Nationwide Telecommunications Field Visit Program 201808 Oct 2018
(Yangon, 8th October 2018) Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications services provider, MPT today announced that they are opening their doors to more than 1,400 promising technical students from 17 universities, as part of its Nationwide Telecommunications Field Visit Program from 8 October to 31 October, 2018. Held with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the program will be a beneficial opportunity for the students to hone their development as the country’s next generation of telecommunications leaders.
The program which begins from 8 October and will run until 31th October, will be conducted by technical experts from MPT at their Yangon head office and training center as well as regional and state facilities. The students from Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Mandalay, Mon, Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing and Yangon, from a total of 17 participating technical universities, will be given the chance to tour MPT facilities to gain practical insights on telecommunications operations and undergo training exercises to receive exposure to industry-relevant knowledge including the management and maintenance of modern network systems.
“MPT is committed to the growth of Myanmar’s telecommunications not just for today, but also for tomorrow. This is why we are carrying out broad efforts, with the blessing of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, to help equip the next generation that will lead the industry’s development long into the future. This year’s program will be the largest we have conducted thus far, with more than 1,400 students from different states and regions taking part in field visits to our facilities and experience training from our very own technical experts. We are sure the students will relish this great opportunity to further their prospects and build the foundations towards a fulfilling career in one of the country’s fastest-evolving industries,” said U Naing Ko Ko, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
The course units that will be covered as part of the training after the initial Orientation & Information Security Rules briefing include introductory classes on Fixed Networks, Radio Access Networks (RAN), and Core Networks and Transmissions, all essential in excelling in the telecommunications field.
In previous years, MPT has been accepting students from technical universities for training trips and internship programs with the support from the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Education. The operator has also accepted students for an internship program in collaboration with the Myanmar Engineering Society as part of Industrial Attachment Program (IAP), in 2016 and in 2017. In October 2017, MPT organized vocational training sessions for second and third-year electronic engineering students from Yangon Technological University, Thanlyin Technological University and the Government Technology Institute.