Image: Telikom Group CEO, Michael Donnelly, at the event
Datec opened a new learning center at the Telikom Headquarter this morning, in a move to provide affordable online education and tutoring services.
It comes when there are improvements being made in Papua New Guinea’s telecommunications sector.
Telikom Group CEO, Michael Donnelly says its part of the company’s obligation to up skill Papua New Guineans to meet the sectors demands.
“It is very much related to all of Telikom’s businesses EMTV, Datec, FM100 and some of our other subsidiaries, that we need like a lot of other employers in the country, highly skilled ICT professionals,” says Donnelly.
When the Telikom Group acquired Datec and its learning centers in 2014, there was a need to provide training for technical ICT staff.
Today, the investment has proven to be a very good platform to expand Telikoms business.
Having Datec under the same roof also means, cost cutting and convenience.
Datec Training and Development General Manager, Ravi Chandran explained that the training centers would evolve through a partnership with the university of technology.
“Now we are in partnership with Unitech, it is going to open satellite centers in all the Provinces, so wherever Unitech opens its satellite centers, we will launch our programs,” says Chandran.
In the near future, Datec will have learning centers with satellite connection in major cities like Lae, Mt Hagen and Port Moresby for rural students to learn online.