Background

Myanmar is rich in natural resources and is also rich in untapped human resources. This is evident in the Myanmar diaspora who are successful overseas in their academic achievements, employment and businesses. Unfortunately, many educated young Myanmar are still migrating overseas to seek opportunities because the current economy does not support their aspirations. This is causing a brain drain and loss in human capital for the development of the country. Education is the key in jump starting the economy. Technical and vocational training in particular is essential in providing the economy with a skilled, knowledgeable and energetic workforce. As highlighted by the State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the 2016 TVET first national forum, "We need a first class TVET system to improve the living standard of our citizens." The Basic Information of the Institute is as follow: The institution will be built up in the outskirt of Yangon but the location is accessible by the public transport as shown in the below Figure.

Training Courses

The training courses of SHIN RAI vocational institute are going to offer as full-time courses and skill-upgrade courses. The full time courses aim for the students who completed the Middle basic education and who prefer to learn the vocational education than general academic. The skill-upgrade courses are for the adult learners and the employees and the employers who wish to upgrade their skills.

Full Time Programmes

SHIN RAI vocational institute will offers the 2 year full-time courses to the students who complete the lower secondary education (middle school graduates) and above 16 years old. That specification will match with the mission of SHIN RAI vocational institute to train the skillful labours and professionals. The entry requirements differ for the various courses and admission is based on merit and choice of the students.

Entrance Requirement

Commitment by the student is an integral part of any educational program. The student who is committed to what he or she is doing achieves. The student who cannot make a commitment does not achieve, and generally is at-risk of dropping out. The student needs to find the curriculum applicable to his or her particular interest and hence, the students will be provided short introductory classes on the various vocational courses offered in SHIN RAI vocational institute to widen the knowledge of the students and find their passion.
Our full time programme (long-term courses) aims to equip the graduates for a successful and rewarding career and hence, it is important that our students graduate at the right age to join the industry force legally. Otherwise, the graduates will be wandering around before joining the industry and this will defeat the purpose of SHIN RAI vocational institute.

Scholarship for Full-time Students

Our full-time students will be provided a student hostel equipped with internet and the needy students who show the great interest in the programme will be on full scholarship. These students will be provided meal allowance as well as employment opportunities to work part-time in the business engaged by the Commercial office.
The scholarship program is mainly aimed for the students from the rural area such as Kachin, Chin and Rakhine state.

Skill-Upgrade Program

Skill-upgrade Programmes are for adult learners or companies looking to upgrade the skills and knowledge of their employees. SHIN RAI institute will provide a wide range of short courses at different skills and academic levels to help adult learners to stay relevant in the new economy and upgrade and learn new employability skills. The duration of the courses can vary from 1 week introductory course to the 6 month skill – level courses in the area of food technology, business, service, hospitality and engineering.
The entry requirement of these courses will vary depending on the level of the courses but one of the criteria is that the adult learners must be at least 18 years old. The academic level requirement can be primary or secondary.SHIN RAI institute will also offer the in-house training for the industries and this can be one of the financial resources for the institute.
Based on the results obtained through the Economic and labor market analysis as shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4, the SHIN RAI institute will offer the vocational training for food technology, IT, construction, manufacturing, business, services and hospitality under 3 different departments:

Scholarship for Full-time Students

Our full-time students will be provided a student hostel equipped with internet and the needy students who show the great interest in the programme will be on full scholarship. These students will be provided meal allowance as well as employment opportunities to work part-time in the business engaged by the Commercial office.
The scholarship program is mainly aimed for the students from the rural area such as Kachin, Chin and Rakhine state.

- Department of Business and Services

- Department of Hospitality

- Department of Engineering

School of Business and Services

Business and service skills are and will be increasingly more important in the future Myanmar. Different types of industries: banks, government agencies, organizations, schools, hospitals are looking for the skilled workers with strong business knowledge and services. Under this school, both the full-time courses and skill-upgrade courses will be offered to provide the youths and adults with skills and knowledge in both business and services.
The following full time 2 years courses are identified to be launched in Phase 1 and more courses to be opened based on the needs of the industry.

- Certificate in Accounting

- Certificate in Business Services

- Certificate in Banking Services

- Certificate in Human Resource and Administration

Other skill-upgrade (1 week to 6 month) courses to be offered for the workers in the following sectors:

- Skill-upgrade courses for community and social service providers

- Skill-upgrade course for event organizers

- Skill-upgrade courses for workers in Retail sectors

- Skill-upgrade courses for workers in logistic sectors

- Skill-upgrade courses for Entrepreneurs

School of Hospitality

Myanmar is geometrically large: the second largest country in the South-East Asia and is rich in natural resources and beautiful sceneries. The training needs in the industry of Hospitality and Tourism is large and the department of Hospitality will offer various courses for both youths and adult learners.

The following full time 2 years courses are scheduled to be opened in phase II.

- Certificate in Hospitality

- Certificate in Western Culinary

- Certificate in Asian Culinary

- Certificate in Myanmar Culinary (Traditional culinary for different ethnic groups)

- Certificate in Pastry and Baking

Other skill-upgrade (1 week to 6 month) courses to be offered are: - Skill-upgrade courses for Housekeepers

- Skill-upgrade courses for workers in Front-office operations

- Skill-upgrade courses for Kitchen staff

- Skill-upgrade courses for workers in Restaurant operations

School of Engineering

In recent years, the demand in engineering courses changes rapidly. While in-depth job specific skills are important for the adult learners and the workers who want to upgrade the skills for their existing work requirement, it is vital to fit the students with broader skills and knowledge in analyzing and resolving complex technical problems.

The following full-time courses are to be offered in Phase II.

- Certificate in Automotive Engineering

- Certificate in Engineering with Business

- Certificate in IT-Business

- Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

- Certificate in Food Technology

Other skill-upgrade (1 week to 6 month) courses related to engineering will be offered to the adult learners and the industries who want to upgrade the skills of their workers for the following occupations:

- Welder

- Electrician

- Motor vehicle mechanic

- Building maintenance worker

- Agricultural Machinery Mechanic

- Cabinet and Furniture maker

Employment Engagement

A couple of senior staff under the Commercial Manager will be dedicated for the career counselling and employment engagement for the graduates. These staff will work closely not only with local industrial partners but also regional and global industries. The career fair, the industrial visit and the industrialized competition will be organized to attracts more industries and enhance the employment opportunities of the graduates.
The Career counseling officer will also work with the student body, industrial associations and UMFCCI.