Hitachi opens IT training lab in Myanmar

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Hitachi has opened the Hitachi Myanmar Laboratory at the University of Information Technology in Yangon, as part of efforts to develop the next generation of IT leaders in Myanmar.

In addition to sending engineers from Japan to offer IT courses for UIT professors and students, Hitachi will also donate the necessary IT platform such as servers for the courses.

In December 2012, Myanmar's Ministry of Science and Technology designated the UIT as a Center of Excellence (COE) with the aim of developing skilled IT personnel who will be candidates for positions as government ministers and CIOs in private companies.

Since 2013, Hitachi has been offering training programs by companies, governments, and universities, inviting UIT professors chosen by the COE to Japan.

The establishment of the laboratory is expected to accelerate development of IT personnel. For the next five years, Hitachi is planning to offer two-week courses for UIT professors and graduate school students four times a year as well as the necessary IT platform.

The first-year course covers operational management of IT systems and data centers, and provides students with opportunities for hands-on experience with IT equipment. For subsequent years, the goal of the courses is to develop personnel who can use IT to resolve various social issues.

The courses teach approaches to the social innovation business that are a focus for Hitachi, including applications for IoT (Internet of Things) and big data in the social infrastructure fields.

Hitachi will expand the contents of the courses and educate graduate students, considering furthermore work with them in our local business.

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