KOICA launches training course to enhance Kurdistan employee skills
KOICA’s Erbil Office (KEO) and the Kurdistan Regional Governmet Ministry of Planning held a pre-departure co-orientation training course aimed at electricity supply management professionals. The course was entitled “Capacity-Building on Power Distribution Station Managements”.
The training course was held in the presence of representatives of KOICA’s Erbil Office, Mr. CHO Hyoung Ho, and the KRG Ministry of Planning, and was attended by staff from the Department of General Liaisons and International Relationships on November 11, 2013.
Both Parties (the Republic of Korea and the KRG) put all their efforts into providing KRG nominees with details regarding their visit to Korea, the methods of training, and other relevant information.
The training course was designed around several significant objectives including providing participants with up-to-date technological information about the power sector which are essential for operating and managing power generation, transmission, distribution and sales, and for increasing the efficiency of the power system.
According to information obtained by the Globe, another course objective was discussing current issues facing the power industry, including smart grid, loss reduction, high voltage transmission and distribution automation system, automatic meter reading to share knowledge and developing the idea of mutual cooperation.
Another of the course’s objectives was designed to strengthen international friendship between people from the participating countries.
The primary objective of KOICA’s Fellowship Program is to help developing countries secure human resources for their socioeconomic development.
It is worth mentioning that KOICA’s Erbil office has invited more than 1,400 KRG officials to participate in KOICA fellowship programs since its inauguration in 2004.
The first KOICA Alumni Association was successfully established in Kurdistan in December 2011. The alumni consisted of KRG officials who have participated on KOICA fellowship programs.
In addition, KEO plans to increase the proportion of country-focused Fellowship Programs, tailored courses that take into consideration the development contexts and needs of the KRG in order to enhance the close cooperation between Korea and the Kurdistan Regional Government and—most importantly--to promote the friendly and cooperative ties between the two parties.
Regarding the training plan for 2013, KOICA’s Erbil Office also invited 50 KRG officials to Ko- rea for 6 training courses: “Invitational Training Program for KRG HighLevel Administration”, “Public Sector Training Development”, “Economic Empowerment of Rural Women for KRG”, ”Korea-Singapore, Joint Training on Urban and Regional Development Policy”, and “CapacityBuilding on Power Plant and Power Distribution Station Managements”. All six course were indepth, country-focused courses and programs specifically designed to fulfill the needs of the KRG.