On July 24, 2023, as an active participant in the project managed by WFP and UNICEF, two teachers of the Erbil Polytechnic University participated in a workshop called (TOT) on developing the skills of youth and students in the community (Life Skills), which lasted for three days in Sulaimaniya at the Titanic Hotel.
This workshop is a part of the #Jassur (Bridge) program run by WFP and UNICEF to develop youth skills at the university level in Iraq and Kurdistan.
The academic staff from the Erbil Polytechnic University and several other universities participated in this workshop in order to train teachers to further develop the skills of students and youth in Kurdistan and Iraq.
Erbil Polytechnic University Arranges A Farewell Ceremony And Summer Internship Fulfilment For Six Palestinian Students
On Monday, the 24th July, 2023, the closing ceremony of the summer internship of six Palestinian students was held in the conference hall of the Erbil Polytechnic University in the presence of the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and the Vice Rector for Students Affairs.
In the ceremony, the students jointly presented a seminar in which they thanked the cooperation of Erbil Polytechnic University and the people of Kurdistan and spoke about the trips, explorations, their visits, and the information they received and learned. Later, one of the Palestine students spoke by Kurdish language and thanked the Rector and the teachers for their cooperation as they benefited from the scientific trip.
Afterwards, the Vice Rectors and Directors presented the certificates of participation and the Kurdistan flag to the students.
After the seminar, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki presented university plaques to the Palestine students and hoped that their trip would be full of knowledge and information. The students thanked the Rector again and presented him the logo of Palestinian University.
The summer internship of these students continued for two weeks from 9 to 27 of June, 2023 and during this time they conducted the summer internship in the Erbil Technical Engineering College and Erbil Technology College and visited several Kurdish cultural and tourist places.
On Thursday, the 20th of July, 2023, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki the students performed a workshop regarding the fulfillment of their training course.
At the workshop where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, the Director of International Relations Office, and the Director of the Career Development Center were present the students presented a seminar in which they discussed their proposals to solve the companies’ problems.
The workshop was a part of a project called (Innovation Hub Club) that was conducted for three months by the assistance of Dutch SPARK Organization and supervised by DOINK (Graphic Design Firm), in which seven students from the Erbil Polytechnic University successfully completed the training course and learned how to manage a student club.
The project was supervised by the Career Development Center Directorate (CDC) of the University Presidency. After the completion of the course the students opened a club called Students Club on 15, 16 and 17 June, 2023 and the first activity of the club (Innovation Hub Club) started. The main trainers of this workshop were seven students of the Erbil Polytechnic University.
Today, the workshop ended and certificates were distributed on the students and a Student Club were awarded to them by the Dutch SPARK Organization, DOINK Firm, and the Career Development Center. In this training course 22 students participated.
This workshop was an opportunity for students to develop skills and introduce them to the labor market and how to solve the problems faced by companies, and strengthen communication skills and self-confidence.
It is worth mentioning that this workshop was a challenge between students of the Erbil Polytechnic University, the Mosul University and Northern Technical University.
On Thursday, the 20th of July, 2023, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received five students of our university who are going to visit Egypt for summer internship.
In a meeting where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education, Vice Rector for Students Affairs, and the Director of the International Relations Office were present, after welcoming the students, they gave necessary instructions on how to behave in their trip to Egypt and wished them a trip full of knowledge and cultural exchange.
During the meeting, the Rector welcomed the students and said: “I am pleased that a number of our students are traveling to exchange science, information, culture and nationality. Now the door is open for scientific trips. As the university presidency, we want our students to travel and see countries and show the beautiful Kurdish culture to other countries What is your history and what is your ownership”
“The most important thing is to show them our beautiful face and tell them that multi-religion and multi-culture live together in Kurdistan without problems and we accept each other. You are young people. I hope you will benefit and be more open-minded, because this journey is not only scientific but also a cultural, national and national journey.”
The students are scheduled to travel on Friday, July 21, 2023 and stay in Egypt for a month. They are third year students of Erbil Technical Administrative College, the Erbil Health and Medicine College, and the Erbil Technical Engineering College who are chosen to perform their summer internship program in the Egypt University for Science and Technology (جامعة المصر للعلوم والتکنولوجا).
This trip is a part of the strategy of the Erbil Polytechnic University to become international. This student exchange program is a part of this strategy and will continue annually.