Hi everybody my name is SHABAJEE Ravindra Kumar. I work as a Course Coordinator in a State Owned Enterprise, called the Industrial and Vocational Training Board ( IVTB ).
IVTB is one of the leading training organisation in Mauritius. It runs eleven Training Centres across the Island including one in Rodrigues Island.
I work in a Training Centre called the School of Information Technology, Electronics & Communications ( SITEC ). Our School consists of four training units as follows :
1. Automation Training Unit
2. Electronics Training Unit
3. Information Technology Unit
4. Telecom Training Unit
I am the Course Coordinator of the Automation Unit where I am responsible for looking after the overall training activities of the unit where I have a total of six staff under my responsibility. We enrol students who have completed their Higher School Certificate on a training program leading to a Higher National Diploma (HND)in Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
This training program is accredited and awarded by BTEC-Edexcel , London UK. We started our first cohort of full time training in September 1998. Since it is very difficult to have links with Foreign Universities where they run similar courses, I am very much interested in developing e-learning materials or OERs that would help promote the benefits of the Engineering courses especially when it is related to Technical Vocational Education & Training.