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ITE and Avaya unveil UC training centre

Jack Loo | July 13, 2012
Facility aims to provide students with hands-on training on various systems.

Avaya has partnered with Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to set up a training facility that focuses on unified communications.

The ITE-Avaya Unified Communications Technologies Centre is located at the ITE College West school. The centre is designed to provide students with hands-on-training in a converged and highly simulated environment that will enable students to set up, configure, test and troubleshoot video, data, and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks and application services.

"Unified Communication Systems integrate all these technologies and have become more widely deployed. There is a clear need for trained technicians to set up, manage and maintain such systems," said Dr Yek Tiew Ming, principal, ITE College West.

In addition to setting up the training facility, Avaya will also assist ITE by providing advanced training and certifications to equip the teaching faculty with adequate skills and tools in the field of IP Telephony and Unified Communication Technologies. Over 160 ITE students from the National ITE Certificate (Nitec) in Mobile Systems & Services course will benefit from this partnership annually.

"We believe that experiential learning is key to enabling the development of Singapore's future technology leaders and are committed to providing our young leaders with the right skills, tools and the experience to succeed in a highly competitive environment," said Pamela Tham, country director Singapore, Avaya.


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