10/16/16

Creating Opportunities with Computer Skills


For the past three years, university students in Myanmar have had the opportunity to take advanced computer and IT courses thanks to an innovative program from Samsung Myanmar. The Samsung Tech Institute: Mobile Application Training is designed to advance knowledge and skills in mobile and digital technology as well as IT and related industries, and ultimately, help young adults gain employment through training and education.

Each year, the program brings together senior students from computer studies universities across the country for a two-month course.

This year, 150 students from across the country will gather at the Yangon University of Computer Studies and Mandalay University of Computer Studies for phase one of the training involving basic mobile application development for the android platform along with theoretical lessons and group practical sessions Another 30 select students will join the second phase of training at the Yangon University of Computer Studies for advanced mobile application training. All students will also be provided with learning aids including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 as well as support for their weekly expenses.

Group photo with the students, teachers, faculties, government officials and Samsung Myanmar officials.
Group photo with the students, teachers, faculties, government officials and Samsung Myanmar officials.

Since 2013, more than 400 students from across Myanmar have had the opportunity to participate in the courses. As a company invested in connecting with young people and society and using technology to create a better world, Samsung Myanmar is proud to support the Mobile Application Trainings as part of the Samsung Tech Institute Initiative.

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Aung Si Min Htet, a member of the first-place team at Samsung Tech Institute: Mobile Application Training 2015 with the creation of “Go Go Around” application, is one student who understand the benefits first hand.

“This training gave me opportunities to learn knowledge on mobile application development. Hopefully, I expect Samsung Myanmar offers more similar trainings which can turn out many outstanding mobile application developers.”

Aung Si Min Htet is currently starting his career as a professional android freelance developer.

Maung Linn Myint Kyaw, a student at the University of Computer Studies Yangon, was selected to attend this year’s Institute. As he explains, he is excited for the hands-on opportunity afforded by Samsung.

“I have seen many big companies are doing CSR activities in our country. But, most of them focus on donations of cash and kinds. It is good. But, in my mind, supporting and helping our country turn out outstanding youths and qualified young professionals is the best as our country needs such youths and professionals.”

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