Employees to Strengthen the Country’s ICT Capability
today announced that it is conducting training for employees from across all 22
departments of Myanmar’s government in order to contribute to stronger
information and communication technology capabilities in the country. Taking place
in Myanmar, the training began on January 16, and is being provided in two
rounds over a total of 10 days.
This training will instruct 38 government
employees, selected from across all departments. Topics covered will include
formulating information strategy for e-government, basic ICT training in such
areas as networks and cybersecurity, as well as the cloud systems that support
them, and practical methods for developing systems. In addition, in the
practice sessions that will be conducted during the training period, the
participating employees will learn the processes necessary to resolve ICT
issues discovered in each workplace, and set action plans for their own
organizations. Through these efforts, the employees participating in the
training will gain the basic capabilities necessary to become the future ICT
leaders of each department, and take responsibility for promoting e-government
and information security.
Fujitsu was entrusted to perform this training
by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, as part of its
Research Investigation Related to Offering Japanese Experience and Knowledge
about ICT Human Resource Development to the Union Government of Myanmar.
Recent years have seen Myanmar rapidly develop
its nationwide information and communications infrastructure, and given this,
there has been a demand for the development of ICT usage in government. Not
only are ICT personnel insufficient in the government of Myanmar, but the
Ministry of Transport and Communications, which would normally be responsible
for developing ICT personnel in government institutions, has struggled to
establish specific teaching methods and a curriculum. In light of these issues,
Fujitsu has been working with the Ministry of Transport and Communications to
advance the development of ICT personnel in Myanmar’s government, such as by
carrying out joint short-term training.
In addition to carrying out training to develop
ICT personnel for the government of Myanmar, Fujitsu is creating curricula and
teaching methods that cover ICT technologies and expertise appropriate to local
conditions, to be continuously used on site after training. Through these
efforts, Fujitsu is supporting the strengthening of Myanmar’s ICT capabilities.
At least one person from each of the 22 Myanmar
government departments, for 38 people in total
2. Training period
First round: Five days, January 16-20
Second round: Five days, February 20-24 (planned)
3. Training content
The training will include the following courses,
run by Fujitsu Learning Media Limited, which focuses on human resource
development, based on its lengthy experience in developing Fujitsu’s sales and
system engineering personnel, as well as on the learning results of more than
80,000 people per year.
4. Training goal
The goal of this training is for the participant
employees to achieve about a Level 2(1) in ITSS(2), and to use the developed
knowledge and skills in ICT planning, development, and operations in their own
organizations. In addition to receiving training courses necessary for this
goal, the participants will determine the ICT issues facing their various
workplaces, and establish action plans to resolve them.
In addition, Fujitsu will use surveys from each
training course and tests to measure overall achievement to grasp the
participants’ level of understanding and current ICT skills, and use this
information to create new curricula and teaching materials, providing the
government of Myanmar with expertise to carry out training with the same
content for other employees. Through these efforts, Fujitsu expects to improve
the ICT knowledge and skill level of the government of Myanmar as a whole.
Using the results obtained from this training,
Fujitsu will work to develop materials and offer courses for developing ICT
personnel in Myanmar and other Asian countries where there is a demand, taking
part in strengthening ICT capability that is indispensable for promoting
e-government and information security.
(1) About a Level 2
Perform assigned tasks under the guidance of
superiors. Possess basic knowledge and skillset required to become
professional. It is expected that someone with Level 2 of ITSS should
proactively and diligently develop their skills in order to chart their career
IT Skill Standard. A regime established by the
Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to systematize the practical
capabilities necessary to provide IT-related services.