World Youth Skills Day: Technical Project Competition

15 July 2018

A Technical Project Competition took place at Government Technical Institute (GTI) in Insein Township of Yangon on Sunday. The competition is to mark the World Youth Skills Day falling the 15th of July.

Declared in December 2014 by the UN General Assembly, the World Youth Skills Day intends to raise awareness of the importance of investing in youth skills as a means of promoting employment and sustainable development. The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) assists UNESCO's 195 Member States to strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems. Preparations are underway to open a UNESCO-UNEVOC centre in the Institute compound in November this year.

Deputy Director General, Dept. of Technical & Vocational Education & Training, Nay Myo Tun said “This is the first technical project competition for the GTI students. This is to help the students create ideas and improve their skills. This is also to turn out outstanding students.”

There are 25 Government Technical institutes across the country offering civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic, electrical circuit and information technology courses. Around 75 students from Government Technical institutes took part in the competition with their invented works.

Student, Phyo Ko Ko said “We came up with semi-smart home wiring installation. This is my first time working together with team for competition and I got a lot like knowledge. It’s so exciting to look at the other teams’ innovation and creation.” 

 Students’ creative works like automatic water filling system, automatic lighting system circus, grass cutting machine and smart home control system were displayed at the competition and judgment was made.  

Student, Pyae Phyo Aung said “We came up with Smart Home Control Project. We intend to highlight the future smart home decoration system.”

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners were awarded 500, 000 kyats, 300,000 kyats and 200,000 kyats.