Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute to be launched in early 2015

U Nyunt Win Naing, a professional trainer.
U Nyunt Win Naing, a professional trainer.

Yangon, 23 Nov — As part of efforts to develop human resources in Myanmar, the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute will be launched in early 2015, aiming to enhance the employability of young people through skills training, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
The institute will play a vital role in producing skilled manpower. Students will learn practical skills through courses designed by Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education’s Education Services, Kyi Kyi May, assistant director of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, told the Global New Light of Myanmar at a press conference.
Currently, Singapore is providing training opportunities for local trainers in the fields of electronics, hospitality and tourism. Up to now, around 150 local participants have taken part in Singapore’s training for trainer programme. It is estimated that about 40 scholars among them will be chosen to attend the master trainer certification course in Singapore, a trainer said.
Than Zaw Oo, a chef and owner of the International Baking & Pastry Training Centre, said that young people should improve their English language skills in order to get the most from the courses, adding that all students should also bring the knowledge they have acquired in their respective sectors.
As for the tourism industry, it needs more of both skilled workers and trainers to provide better services to customers as the sector is flourishing due to an increase in foreign tourist arrivals in the country, said U Nyunt Win Naing, a professional trainer.
The Myanmar Hospitality Professionals Association said that it plans to launch at least four tourism-related courses designed by local scholars in line with ASEAN standards.—GNLM

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