Yesterday on Tuesday, the 14th of March, 2023, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in collaboration with IREX International organization and in the presence of advisors and general directors of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research conducted a workshop. 70 university teachers from all governmental universities of the Kurdistan Region participated. This was the first training course that covered the subjects of the survey of labor market needs and the adaptation to the content of the curriculum which continued for two days.
In the training course six academic staff of the Erbil Polytechnic University have participated which lasted for two days. They were trained by the international experts from the IREX International Organization to lead the Kurdistan Regional Labor Market Survey Project and the program development.
Currently, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has implemented the program development project, for this purpose they required a scientific survey of the needs of the labor market, public and private sectors to redesign the outcomes of the educational process.
The project aimed to align the entire education and training process with the needs of the labor market and the direction of economic development, so that the university graduates can improve their skills to succeed in the competition for employment.
In a speech delivered on the first day of the course, the the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Consultant, Dr. Amanj Abdullah Saeed told the teachers participating in the course: “You will lead this important process and our work will be long and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will assist you to develop your skills in designing curricula in light of changes in the labor market.”