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Myanmar: Tech institute to reopen after 17 years

Eleven (online), The Government Technological Institute (GTI) in Insein Township, Yangon Region, is set to reopen this year for vocational training courses, 17 years after it was closed.

A ceremony to upgrade the 1895 institute with cooperation between Myanmar and Germany took place on ThursdayTraining courses are scheduled to start in the first week of December this year. 

The GTI's aim is to turn out young, skilled workers for factories and industries across the country, earn enough income and help develop the national economy. 

The Ministry of Education, Germany's Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Asia Development Bank organised a regional technological and vocational training conference at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on June 13 and 14. 

Thomas Silberhorn of the German ministry or BMZ said Germany was happy to cooperate on the project as the historic institute had trained numerous professionals. He added that the two countries had been cooperating for about 25 years and efforts had been made to promote ties since 2012. 

Dr Aye Myint, director general of the Technology, Vocation and Training Department, said: "After the institute has been repaired and upgraded, it is expected to open in early December." 

The GTI is due to offer five courses with 40 trainees per course. 

Students with science qualifications can apply for the course.

Source: http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/10068

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