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Indian govt supports training for local techies

The Indian government is supporting a course for technical staff at the Laos-India Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology as part of a US$1.3 million project.
The CESDT project from 2017-2019 is a cooperative effort between the Institute of Information and Communications Technology (IICT) under the Lao Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication and the Indian Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
The project aims to enhance human resources to develop high quality software in line with the government’s digital transformation policy and contribute to socio-economic development.
The institute organised a training course for information and communications technology staff at its office on Friday with the launch attended by the Director General of IICT, Mr Sayfon Boutchanthalath, and Indian tech expert Ms Akanksha Sharma.
“We have trainees from various departments of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, and companies such as Lao Telecom and Sky Telecom participating in our initial course,” Mr Sayfon said.
He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to C-DAC and the Indian government for their support.
The Indian government supports the CESDT, and for Laos, it is the first project that lies within the Asean-India Cooperation Programme.
The CESDT comprises highly advanced facilities, suitable for trainees to learn the latest skills and technology.
Each course will take about 200 to 320 hours with participants to be presented with completion certificates by C-DAC. Courses including software testing, advanced web technology, Android programming, IT project management, ethical hacking and information security and Linux system administration are to be conducted under the programme.
Mr Sayfon said that after all courses by the visiting experts have taken place, the institute will continue to deliver courses to contribute to ICT capacity building.

By Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong
(Latest Update August 19, 2019)

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