AITI introduces ICT literacy training programme
The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) yesterday signed an agreement with Infomars Training and Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd who has been awarded as the training provider to conduct basic ICT training courses under the Basic ICT Literacy and Professional Training Programme Phase 1, a press release stated.
The Basic ICT Literacy and Professional Training Programme Phase 1 is aimed to equip the non-ICT job seekers and individuals with ICT skills and knowledge as well as providing opportunity for employees working in the private sector to develop and upgrade their ICT proficiency.
Signing on behalf of AITI was the Chief Executive, Haji Yahkup bin Haji Menudin, while Infomars Training and Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd was represented by its Director, Haji Abd Ghani bin Haji Omar.
Infomars Training and Technology Solutions will be conducting four ICT training courses namely- Basic ICT Literacy, IC Citizen Training and Certification, Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC³) and CompTIA A+.
Basic ICT Literacy is a new course introduced to cater for those who have limited ICT know-how. It is tailored to introduce ICT in four simple modules – computing basics, productivity programs, Internet and security.
Another useful course is IC Citizen Training and Certification. It is designed and developed by Prestariang Systems (M) Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Certiport Inc. It aims to promote appropriate use of technology to raise a generation of responsible and safe digital citizens by understanding ethical consequences of online behaviours as well as to prepare users for a technology-rich society without misuse and abuse. These two training courses will be fully subsidised by AITI.
The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) is a validated, standards-based training and certification programme for basic computing and Internet knowledge and skills. Successful completion of IC3 ensures that the participants will have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. IC3 can be a gateway to advancement in education, employment, or other certification programs. CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The training covers maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.
AITI will be subsidising a minimum of 50 per cent of the training fees subject to the types of training courses undertaken. These subsidies will be provided upon successful completion of the course. To be eligible, participants must be Brunei citizens or permanent residents above 17 years of age who is seeking for a job or working in the private sector. The participants can either opt for full-time or part-time courses depending on the training package offered.
Haji Yahkup Haji Menudin, the Chief Executive of AITI said, “More than 1,300 participants have been trained and certified with various ICT-related courses under AITI’s ICT Competency Programme thus far. Similarly, we hope more participants will grab this opportunity to learn and broaden their ICT knowledge and skills so that we can increase ICT literacy in the country as well as making the job seekers and workforce more marketable and competent to meet the industry’s challenging needs.”
The training programme is set to begin in April 2013. For more information, please visit www.aiti.gov.bn or www.infomars.com.bn.