By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 21 December 2013:
At what is now becoming an annual get together, the Indian Embassy in Tripoli celebrated ITEC Day last Thursday at the Ambassador’s residence.
A number of Libyan ITEC 2013 graduates, senior officials from the Libyan Foreign Ministry, members of the media and representatives of Indian companies in Libya attended the buffet dinner function.
The Indian government had in 2012-13 allocated 25 fully funded ITEC training slots to suitable candidates from Libya, but due to increased interest in this programme the Indian government has now increased this to 30 places for 2013-14, with the possibility of further places being allocated subject to demand.
The ITEC programme is fully sponsored by the Government of India with 42 Indian institutions conducting around 200 short-term, medium -term and long-term courses every year. The training programme is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to developing countries for their working professionals on a wide and diverse range of skills and disciplines.
The courses have been divided into seven broad categories for easy identification. Government courses, IT and Telecommunication, Management, SME/Rural Development, Specialized courses, Technical courses, and Environment and Renewable Energy courses.
The most sought after courses are in the field of Information Technology and Linguistics (English). Training is provided to Government officials in areas such as Finance and Accounts, Audit, Banking, Education Planning and Administration, Parliamentary Studies, Crime Records, Management, Environment etc.
After the Indian ambassador’s welcoming address, a number of trainees made some brief comments about their training programmes, expressing their pleasant surprise at the quality of training, knowledge and technology that they had experienced in India.
For further details on the ITEC programme see: www.itec.mea.gov.ly [/restrict]