On Sunday, the activities of the Third Libya International Forum and Exhibition for Education and Training opened at Tripoli Sports City yesterday (5 to 7 March).
The event was under the official sponsorship of the Ministries of Education, Labour, Youth, Interior, Technical and Vocational Education, and with the participation of several institutes, training centres, and governmental support and empowerment funds.
Several local private educational services companies, in addition to the participation of companies from Tunisia, Turkey and Britain specialized in the fields of training and education and representing several international universities also participated.
Inaugurating the event, Minister of Education, Musa Al-Magarief, emphasized the importance of education and training in development and the need to work on these two tracks to create the future.
The Minister stressed the need to pay attention to the youth who are half of the present and all of the future, by building them scientifically and professionally in a way that guarantees their superiority, touching on the importance of such forums as a view on the progress the world has reached in the two tracks of education and training.
Magarief highlighted the experience of remedial education in the municipality of Abu Salim Municipality, which the municipality wanted to compensate for the losses that may be caused to the educational process because of general circumstances.
Exhibition offers platform
Speaking exclusively to Libya Herald, the General Director of the Forum and Exhibition, Bashir Yahya Kazouz, said that the exhibition constitutes a model platform that allows students and employees in the public and private sectors to meet with elite representatives of training companies, educational institutions, and representatives of local and international universities .
This enables them to discuss everything related to their educational and qualifying aspirations and answers all their questions and inquiries to determine the appropriate options for their qualifying and developmental training courses or postgraduate studies in an international university, to select an academic option that helps them reach a successful career.
Kazouz called on all interested students, researchers and academics to visit the exhibition and get acquainted with the educational services, support and assistance provided for everything that achieves academic guidance for students and those interested in enhancing their awareness of the options and opportunities that contribute to achieving their future aspirations and academic orientations.
Human Resources Development Fund
Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with Libya Herald, Raja Hussein Tababa, Director of Training Quality at the Human Resources Development Fund of the Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation, said that their participation in this forum and exhibition comes to introduce the Human Resources Development Fund, which was established in 2013, but was not activated until November of the year 2021 with the support from the current Tripoli-based Libyan government.
Creating HR leaders
Tababa said that the Human Resources Development Fund is working on designing and implementing programmes for creating leaders who are entrusted with the responsibilities of leading human development programmes. In addition, the Fund is developing strategic and operational plans for human resources in the public and private sectors.
Labour market needs
She said that the Human Resources Development Fund has the responsibility to develop education, training and vocational training institutions in line with the needs of the labour market and to finance and invest in human resources after qualifying them through the support mechanisms available in Libya.
Special training programmes
Tababa added that the Fund carries out special training programmes for women to provide them with skills and trades that help them integrate into the labour market. It also carries out training programmes for people with disabilities that are appropriate to their type and the capabilities of each person individually, so that they can acquire a profession or craft through which they earn a financial return and contribute to building society.