Singapore's Institute of Technical Education Collaborates with Avaya to Launch its Next-generation Communications Training Centre in Singapore

12 Jul 2012
  • In-campus training facility and advanced certification designed to support better skills training and opportunities for students
SINGAPORE – The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has teamed up with Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, to develop the ITE-Avaya Unified Communications Technologies Centre at ITE College West. In addition to setting up the training facility, Avaya will also assist ITE by providing advanced training and certifications to equip the teaching faculty with adequate skills and tools in the field of IP Telephony and Unified Communication Technologies. Over 160 ITE students from the National ITE Certificate (Nitec) in Mobile Systems & Services course will benefit from this partnership annually.
The Avaya solution for ITE was delivered by the Avaya Connect Platinum Partner Jebsen and Jessen.
The centre is designed to provide students with hands-on-training in a converged and highly simulated environment that will enable students to setup, configure, test and troubleshoot video, data, and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks and application services.
Dr Yek Tiew Ming, Principal, ITE College West, said, "Communications technologies have evolved in the past years, from the plain old telephone to emails and video conferencing, from Internet technologies to data communications systems. Unified Communication Systems integrate all these technologies and have become more widely deployed. There is a clear need for trained technicians to set up, manage and maintain such systems. Partnership with leading industry players like Avaya is one of the strategies adopted by ITE to enable the students to keep pace with rapid changes in the global economic and technology landscape."
ITE's Unified Communication Centre utilizes a range of Avaya solutions for training, including Avaya Midsize Enterprise Solution (MES R6.0), Avaya G450 Media Gateway, Avaya Desktop Video Device (ADVD), Avaya Video Conferencing Solution (AVCS 1040), Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 4548GT, Avaya One-X Communicator, and Avaya 9611 IP Telephones. This specially designed collaboration framework cuts across user application devices, network infrastructure and business and social applications making it a comprehensive collaboration and training environment that challenges students to work in a real-life business environment.
Pamela Tham, Country Director Singapore, Avaya said, "The need for Unified Communications technologies has never been more important to the success of an organization. As a trusted partner to more than 5,000 educational institutions globally, Avaya understands the unique challenges schools and institutions face. We believe that experiential learning is key to enabling the development of Singapore’s future technology leaders and are committed to providing our young leaders with the right skills, tools and the experience to succeed in a highly competitive environment."
Mobile technology and cloud computing coupled with the rapid proliferation of devices like smartphones, iPads and tablets, are helping fuel the rising Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Unified Communications and collaboration will be seen as being critical to corporate success as companies in Singapore compete globally in an environment that demands them to stay 'always on' and 'always connected.'
This announcement highlights Avaya's commitment to bringing The Power of We™ to customers around the globe to help drive faster collaboration, smarter decisions and better business results.
About ITE
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, was established as a postsecondary education institution in 1992 under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards to enhance Singapore's workforce competitiveness. Under its "One ITE System, Three Colleges" Model of Education and Governance, ITE has three Colleges, comprising ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West. For more information, please visit:
About Jebsen & Jessen
We deliver business communication solutions for our multinational customers. Specialising in the execution and implementation of IP (Internet Protocol) telephony, we help our customers develop unified communication and contact centre solutions over multiple sites and across their global networks. We also diagnose, design and deploy CRM contact centres, provide network infrastructure and develop wireless and mobility solutions, for different market verticals. One of eight Regional Business Units within Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia, we have a staff strength of more than 370 and support more than 800 customers globally. For more information please visit
Unified communications, students, Unified Communications Centre, Singapore, ITE Singapore
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit
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