01 Oct 2018
(Yangon, 28 September 2018) – MPT announced that it is planning to send a new batch of five promising staff members to Japan with leading operator KDDI for a year-long secondment training. The program aims to elevate its workforce’s overall capability to better meet the demands of Myanmar’s developing telecommunications field. Now the trainees from various departments will undergo rigorous hands-on practical training on top of structured program courses designed to improve their industry-relevant competencies with sector experts.
The industry training initiative, the result of MPT’s collaboration with its Japanese partners, KDDI Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn at one of the foremost telecommunications service providers operating cutting-edge networks in Japan. In addition, it promotes exchange and cooperation between Myanmar and Japan.
Between October 2018 and September 2019, the participants will experience curriculum aimed at broadening their skillset while deepening their knowledge in areas important to their departmental focuses from global technical experts and specialists. They will begin by first completing a three-month Japanese language course, after which the trainees will receive in-depth theoretical and practical training conducted by qualified KDDI employees, in their respective areas. These include training modules that range from project management, marketing, finance, business skills and planning, to operations, systems and technical skills as well as actual working arrangements with selected KDDI departments.
The five MPT employees include Mr. Moe Min Soe and Ms. Zarli Zin Thein from the Engineering Technical Department, Ms. Zin Mar from the Finance Department, Mr. Zin Min Oo, from the Business Planning Commercial Department and Ms. Khine Zin Oo from the Administrative Department.
Ms. Zarli Zin Thein said: “There is a lot to be learned in the field of telecommunications and we are honored to be selected to be training with a top operator KDDI from a developed market such as Japan. We hope to gain as much experience and bring back what we have gained and share our knowledge with our colleagues upon our return next year.”
U Khin Maung Tun, Managing Director of MPT said: “With Myanmar’s telecommunications sector moving forward at a rapid pace, leapfrogging entire areas of development in some instances, it is crucial that our local team members keep pace with the latest skills and technical expertise. We are pleased to be doing this for a second year and are confident these promising individuals will do well honing their capabilities alongside the best at KDDI. With hard work and determination, they will improve significantly which will benefit MPT’s overall operations as well as the country’s growth with their newly-acquired proficiencies. Our management wishes them all the best and look forward to their progress.”