UNESCO Forges Cooperation in Training Professionals in Newly Emerging ICT Technologies
A three-day Training Workshop on Advanced Curricula and Digitally Enhanced Methodologies for ICT Applications and Training is being organized in Lyon, France, from 26 to 28 June 2004 by a NGO "Association for Digitally Advanced Technology Assessment and Dissemination (ADATAD)" with UNESCO and Institut Nationale des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) support.
Some 30 representatives (IT centre directors, heads and university rectors) of the Association of Computer Centres for Exploiting Sustainable Synergy (ACCESS-net) centres and associated institutions will join the workshop that will offer an opportunity to exchange expertise and experiences in developing and applying curricula and related new methods for ICT training in key ICT areas, such as Virtual Entrepreneurship and Digital Image System.
The workshop will also offer a unique platform to open up an avenue in long-term partnership building in ICT training between institutions of developing nations and donor organisations.
Among participants will be representatives of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korean Polytechnic University (KPU) as well as the Hitachi Company of Japan, who have been supporting the UNESCO human resource development efforts on high professional level since 1990s.
At the workshop, round table discussions will take place between donor representatives and participants of ACCESS-net members. The purpose of the discussions is to explore long-term cooperation visions and prepare concrete plans of actions, such as possible placement of young fellows from developing nations under multiyear training programmes of leading ICT institutions that consist of formal ICT education at academic institutions and informal training in ICT industry technology at industrial companies.
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