Erbil Polytechnic University and WFP have launched a project to support and develop youth skills

To support and develop the skills of young people, in a special ceremony, Erbil Polytechnic University in collaboration with the World Food Program (WFP) opened a project for university graduates and refugee youth in the Kurdistan Region.

In the ceremony, which was held today Thursday, the 26th of January 2023 at the Cultural Center of the Erbil Polytechnic University, his Excellency Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Dr. Amir Chali, the consultant of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Deputy President of the World  Food Program (WFP), a significant number of university lecturers and students were present. The ceremony began with a moment of respect standing for the souls of the martyrs.

In a statement, the university Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, after welcoming the guests, spoke about the role of the university and said: The duty of the university is not only to award degrees, but it is the leader and engine of society in all fields. Therefore, along with the educational process, the university is constantly trying to develop and support young people and create skills in different fields that young people are interested in. Our university Rector expressed his pleasure that the World Food Program has appointed our university to implement this important project. He assured that the Erbil Polytechnic University always opens its gate to implement similar projects to serve the community.

In another part of the ceremony, the Vice President of the World Food Organization (WFP) and the project implementation supervisor delivered speeches separately, in which they discussed in detail the objectives and different aspects of the project, how to select and appoint participants. Then, a panel was presented on the collaboration between the course and companies and how to implement the project.

150 people have participated in the Jassur project to support and develop the capacity of University alumni and refugee youth in the Kurdistan Region after several months of theoretical and practical participation in the project courses, the participants will be provided with job opportunities with the help of local companies.