Hytarc College introduces online learning

Monday, 12 February 2024, 1:05 pm

Hytarc TVET College Director Michael Rogo [NBC News: Suli Suli]

HYTARC TVET College is embracing the technical advancement and changing educational landscapes with an esteemed move to introduce online learning platforms.

This move demonstrates the college's unwavering commitment to its students by providing cutting-edge education through online skills training.

This progressive move comes as a response to the evolving needs of PNG students and the growing demand for flexible learning options.

College executive director Michael Rogo said in recognition of the transformative potential of digital education, that the institution has embarked on a comprehensive initiative to integrate online training into its academic offerings.

Rogo said this strategic shift not only addresses the challenges posted by traditional classroom settings but also open doors to a world of possibilities for students seeking a more dynamic and accessible learning experience.

“From recorded lectures and interactive modules to virtual labs and collaborative projects, our online platform is designed to replicate the richness of traditional classroom environment while leveraging the advantages of technology,” he said.

“One of the key benefits of the online training is the flexibility it affords students. With the ability to access courses materials at anytime and from anywhere, students can balance their academic pursuits with personal and professional commitments.

“This flexibility not only enhances the overall learning experience but also prepares students for the demands of the modern workforce, where remote collaboration and digital literacy are increasingly essential.

The college centred in Port Moresby and branched across Banz (Jiwaka), Lae, Goroka, Madang, Wewak, Lihir, Alotau, Daru and Kerema provides certificate and diploma courses in accounting, human resource and information communication technology (ICT) among others.

With over 23 years of experience in human resources development in PNG using the traditional classroom training models, the college has now seen the need to go online and reach the remote population, busy working class, people with disabilities and school dropouts.

“In consideration of this, the college has invested significantly on cloud assets, artificial intelligence (AI) and laptops in order to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of its training,” Goro added.

“For this year each student that pays 60% upfront payment will be issued a laptop to complement online training.

“The college is also looking into arrangements to have customised SIM cards for students in partnership with our mobile network companies to provide affordable data packages to the students.”

The online space will provide students with login credentials to access the learning management platform.

Students enrolled will undergoes 4-8 weeks basic computing training before streaming into their various courses.