Unsatisfactory start to the ICT Academy. The director of the institution, Devarajen Venethethan admits it. Launched in nearly five months, the institution that has the primary objective to train young people as well as employees working in the sector of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) is currently has not any student in its premises in Ebony.
"We did not have the 'response' we expected of ICT operators," is forced to find Devarajen Venethethan. Still, he said, the ICT Academy is ready to welcome students. While pursuing the director, major ICT players had initially reacted positively to the announcement of this institution. Several sessions were held between officials of the academy and business operators to give birth to a center worthy of the name.
"We have been listening and have taken into account all the demands of operators so that the institution can meet the needs of employees in the sector," says Devarajen Venethethan. During these sessions, some 30 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) had expressed interest and had called for the establishment of courses such as software development for the benefit of their employees. But they obviously did any motion, at least for the moment. Indeed, ICT Academy is now left without any students in their premises.
Ministry of ICT has injected a sum of Rs 50 million for the implementation of the ICT Academy. Announced with great fanfare since its accession to the ministerial post in 2010, the opening of this institution has ever been rejected by the Minister Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum. Ironically, once operational, that the ICT Academy is left without students.
From the operators of ICT, it is explained that the courses currently offered by the ICT Academy does not attract employers because they are courses that are offered for several years.