VivaCell-MTS Sign Understanding Memorandum With Seven Armenian Unive


2010-04-26 19:19:00

ArmInfo. Today at VivaCell-MTS Headquarters a Memorandum of
Understanding was signed between the Company, represented by its
General Manager Ralph Yirikian and seven more universities of Armenia,
represented by their respective Presidents such as: Yerevan branch of
the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics,
Eurasia International University, Yerevan Gladzor University,
Vanadzor State Pedagogical University, Anania Shirakatsi University,
Institute of Economics and Management and Vardenis University after
Victor Hambardzumyan.

The press service of VivaCell-MTS reports that for over three
years, the VivaCell-MTS General Manager has been a guest lecturer
in universities in Armenia. Ralph Yirikian has extended his visits
to meet with students, graduates and faculty members in the regions
of Armenia and Yerevan, with the purpose to share the Company’s
success as a leader in Corporate Responsibility, organizational
culture, successful strategy of business development, technical
development of network, marketing strategy, etc. However, the support
of VivaCell-MTS to higher educational institutions in Armenia is not
limited to one-time lectures. In order to create continuous connection
between business and higher education, VivaCell-MTS developed the
Career Development Program initiative. This program’s objective is to
enrich experiences for the students to help them become competitive
and ready for tomorrow’s labor market.

The major directions of mutual cooperation outlined in the Memorandum,
are the following: organization of master’s thesis internship
for graduate students in VivaCell-MTS, organization of practical
lectures for students delivered by the respective specialists of
the Company, implementation of joint scientific research, master’s
thesis research and curriculum development projects jointly with
the faculty, involvement of the Company’s specialists as Master’s
thesis supervisors, etc. In addition, according to the Memorandum,
the universities’ high-performing students will be given an opportunity
to get specialty internship in specific areas such as commercial law,
finance and accounting, marketing and sales, information technologies,
customer service, etc. In addition, students from regions will receive
a salary to help them cover living expenses in Yerevan.

"As Armenia’s leading mobile operator and socially-responsible
organization, VivaCell-MTS is ready to provide its support with
upgrading the capacity of students in the respective spheres based
on the demands of the job market", noted VivaCell-MTS General
Manager in this regard. "We have already started hosting interns at
different departments of our Company and our staff is lecturing at the
universities. The Memorandum of Understanding that we are signing today
with another 7 universities will expand the geography of the Career
Development Program. It’s in our best interest to extend our support
not only to Yerevan-based universities but to the regional ones as
well", mentioned Ralph Yirikian. "VivaCell-MTS keeps on investing in
the younger generation of Armenians to assist them to achieve their
professional goals, to develop and to find their destination in life
for the sake of a better future of our motherland."

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