The National – Monday, July 4th 2011
LAE company ArmSec Ltd has joined the PNG Defence Academy at Igam Barracks outside Lae, Morobe, in information technology training.
The company management invested in developing not only the capacity of its guards but invited other public and non-governmental organisation members to learn military design competency-based computer module course to build leadership, confidence, self-esteem and perseverance.
During the past three weeks, at the PNGDF training development cell, 24 participants were taught basic, intermediate and advanced computing skills in Microsoft and Excel, Power Point presentation, user interface and basic computer operating systems.
Chief warrant officer and senior information technology instructor Allan Nasa and Sgt Siaoa Herod taught the competency-based skills to the participants.
The participants included 16 ArmSec guards, four Morobe provincial Scouts leaders, two police officers and two pastors.
Academy chief instructor Lt-Col John Bagme said it was the first of its kind for private companies to access the facilities.
He commended ArmSec Ltd for the initiative.
“We are just the custodians of state facilities but are willing to expand some of these skills to outside communities on request,” he said.
He said the computer age required everyone to, at least, have basic computer knowledge to organise, manage, coordinate and access information daily.
Since 2007, 570 participants, including PNGDF officers’ wives and children, Lae police and Correctional Services officers had used the facility.
PNG Scouts assistant national training commissioner Lt-Col (rtd) Silas Moffat said ArmSec Ltd’s investment “creates meaningful relationship within the human mind to help persons to prosper in life”.