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PM visits Luminus Group vocational training colleges

By JT - Sep 18,2017 - Last updated at Sep 18,2017

Prime Minister Hani Mulki tours the colleges of Luminus Group on Sunday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Sunday visited Luminus Group, which provides vocational and technical training programmes under the National Employment Programme, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the visit, which included the Australian College for Media and Al Quds College, Mulki was briefed on the technical and vocational programmes that aim to address the labour market’s needs.

The premier toured the college and reviewed its facilities and laboratories. He then spoke with some of the students who benefited from grants of the Employment and Training Fund in partnership with the Labour Ministry.

Mulki also met with pioneer students who established their enterprises at the group and export their products to Europe and the Gulf countries.

The prime minister stressed the government’s vision to develop the vocational education to provide the labour market with a skilled labour to reduce unemployment.

He called for enhancing coordination between the group, the Labour Ministry and credit funds such as the Employment Fund, the Governorates Development Fund and the Exports Development Fund.

The coordination will lead to students benefitting from loans helping them to establish income-generating enterprises and address unemployment.

Ibrahim Safadi, CEO of Luminus, announced the group’s project to establish a hospitality college with a capacity of 1,000 students as well as establishing a training institute for repairing electrical hybrid vehicles.  

 

Labour Minister Ali Ghezawi said that the visit shows the government’s keenness on improving the vocational and technical education, noting that the government funded the education of 1,500 students.       

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