Application Is Now Open For The Teruko Ikeda ICT Training 2016 

The Japan Braille Library is now accepting applications for the Teruko Ikeda ICT Training 2016. There will be 2 programmes this year i.e. 1 Intermediate Level and 1 Advanced Level.

For Intermediate Level Programme, trainees should arrive in Penang, Malaysia on  Saturday 9 July and return home on Saturday 23 July 2016. As for the Advanced Level Programme, trainees  should arrive in Penang, Malaysia on Saturday 23 July and return home on Saturday 6 August 2016. 

In the Intermediate Level Programme, trainees will learn more about the Windows 10 Operating System, NVDA Screen-reader, MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Internet Browsing, E-mailing and Social Media such as Facebook. Other topics can be included based on the request from the trainees. 

As for the Advanced Level Programme, trainees should already have knowledge in Windows 10 Operating System, NVDA Screen-reader and some experience in blogging. Trainees will learn to create their own website, Internet radio streaming and music editing.  

Trainees should be visually impaired from countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, possess basic computer skills, reasonable level of English proficiency, between 18 – 35 years old, healthy, able to live independently and able to travel to Penang by themselves.  Interested applicants should seek recommendation from the ex-trainees of the Teruko Ikeda ICT Training Programme or go through your local organisation for the blind.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. The announcement of successful applicants will be made at the end of March 2016. The decision of the Selection Committee is final and we will not entertain any appeal.   

Interested applicants should download the application form and Knowledge Assessment form here.  Completed application form and Knowledge Assessment Form  should be e-mailed directly to Ms. Christina Anne Lau, representative of the Japan Braille Library  at christinalmk@gmail.com

The closing date for receiving applications is 29 February 2016. Successful applicants shall be notified by e-mail. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Thank you.