On Wednesday, the 30th of November 2022, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector.
Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki participated in the inauguration ceremony
of the Advisory Board between Academia and the Private Sector announced by the
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
In the ceremony Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific
Research, several presidents of the Kurdistan Region universities, consultants,
general directors and representatives of a significant number of companies in
the Kurdistan Region was available at the first consultative meeting between
the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Private Sector,
and the Industry Sector.
The Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister presented a statement in which he
said: “This step is the beginning of a new revolution in education reform
and human resource development. It is important that all our partners in parliament,
government, private sector, civil society organizations, and intellectuals support
and collaborate with us,”
The purpose of establishing the Board of Academia, private sector, and industry is to create
collaboration between universities and educational institutions with the
private and industrial sectors of Kurdistan, in which polytechnic universities
will play an important role as these universities are currently responsive to
the labor market.
The board’s mission is to constantly survey the needs of the labor market, change the content
of the curriculum and open new departments and programs related to the labor market,
as well as reviewing the departments that are no longer in demand.
Another objective of the project is to receive the views of the private sector and industry on
further collaboration to prepare the Kurdistan Workforce in light of the
labor market’s needs and the economic development directors in the Kurdistan
Region for university education to reflect the needs of the labor market and
the direction of economic growth and prepare the youth of our country for the
skills needed for the labor market.