DEPUTY Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut discussed about opening a technical institute for youths at border regions with professors from the Nippon Foundation, the International University of Japan and Kosan Technical Institute during a meeting at the Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College, Yangon, yesterday.
During the meeting, the Deputy Minister said they have opened seven technical training schools for national youths in border areas who have only received limited education. These schools teach courses in construction, electronics, welding, auto mechanics, and mobile phone repairing and help with securing employment later on.
The Deputy Minister said they have also opened a technical training school in Hpa-an with help from Bridge Asia Japan and similar ones in Laukkai, Kutkai, Dawei, Labutta, Ponnagyun and Kyaukpyu. He said 2,057 trainees were able to secure jobs after the courses, making it a 38.80% success rate from the 5,304 total.
The Deputy Minister said they aim to open a technical institute in Yangon that offers three-year courses. He said this will bring forth a large number of skilled labour which will increase living standards and support effective implementation of technical and vocational education training (TVET).
The experts from Japan have recently visited Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College (Yangon), the technical training school in Hpa-an, Hpa-an Technological University, Yangon Technological University, and the Government Technical High School Ywarma in Yangon.—MNA