Al-Sahel Industrial Holding Group signed an agreement with the Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation in Tripoli yesterday on cooperation in training through the Al-Sahel Academy for Vocational and Technical Training.
The signing took part in the presence of Mohamed Hwej, Minister of Economy and Trade, Yikhlef Al-Sifaw, Minister of Technical Education, Ali Al-Abed, Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Mahmoud Al-Futaisi, Director General of the National Council for Economic Development, and a number of interested persons.
The agreement aims to raise the efficiency of human resources in the Libyan labour market, as the main element in the process of economic development.
In his speech, Minister Hwej, emphasized the support of the Ministry of Economy and Trade for such projects to develop the human element, which contribute to the development of work in all sectors. Emphasizing the importance of paying attention to human capital and investing in it because it is the basis for the establishment of any strong economy. He said that there is a need to support such initiatives in training and rehabilitation that are carried out by the private sector, because they lead to the consolidation of the concepts that there is no strong and active economy except with a private sector that contributes effectively.
For his part, Mr. Yikhlaf Al-Sifaw, Minister of Technical and Technical Education, said that knowledge capital is one of the most important pillars of building a developed and civilized country, and this can only be achieved through supporting such initiatives to train skilled manpower.
In a statement to Libya Herald, Ali Al-Abed, Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, said that these initiatives, which are carried out by institutions from the private sector, embody the principle of integration with the public sector and help coordinate efforts in order to determine the needs of the labour market and develop plans for training young manpower in specializations that are deficient.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation will direct young people who hold a preparatory certificate and a secondary certificate to the Al-Sahel Academy for Vocational and Technical Training and thus employ them according to their specialization in the group’s factories.
Earlier, the founder of Al-Sahel Group, Mehdi Gadad, announced the inauguration of the largest project in the field of education, training and rehabilitation, under the name “Al-Sahel Academy for Vocational and Technical Training”. He said this was an affirmation by the group of its social responsibility towards the people of the country, and the importance of human development. He explained that the academy will open its doors to young people in most economic, commercial, industrial, technical, and technological fields.
Gadad hoped this would provide job opportunities for thousands of young people and competencies from different countries, to develop national cadres, within the framework of endeavour to localize jobs. This he hoped would prepare elites of specialists in all fields, in cooperation with several international strategic partnerships of experts and international institutions. In conclusion, Gadad said, “We hope that this pioneering project will be a solid stone in the edifice of economic and educational growth in Libya.”