Mon, 09 Oct 2000

Indian firm sets up IT training center

JAKARTA (JP): LCC Infotech Ltd., an India-based computer training center, in cooperation with Singaporean investors, inaugurated on Saturday its first Information Technology (IT) training center in Indonesia.

The center, PT LCC Infotek, was established with an initial investment of US$500 million. It is located on Jl. Sisingamangaraja in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

"Indonesia has similar characteristics as India in terms of population. Therefore, Indonesia has a great potential for IT development.

"But the difference is that Indonesia still has a limited number of computer network technology training centers," PT LCC Infotek director Kavita Tekriwal said in a speech during the center's opening on Saturday.

"In an era of e-commerce, the demand for computer network technology is abundant, along with the increasing volume of trade of electronic goods," she said.

Established in 1985, LCC is one of the oldest computer technology training centers in India, with around 900,000 alumni.

LCC has formed strategic alliances with some of the world's leading IT and education firms, including Microsoft, Novell, Digital Processing Systems and Adobe.

Kavita said PT LCC Infotek was planning to establish similar centers in Medan, North Sumatra, and Surabaya, East Java.

"But in the near future we'll only establish centers in Greater Jakarta, after our first center here," she said. (imn)