Irbid, Jan. 25 (Petra)–Director General of the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC), Ahmed Gharaibeh, on Wednesday discussed with Deputy Director International Assistance at Global Affairs Canada, Jane Palmer, and her accompanying delegation, ways to develop cooperation aspects between VTC and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) within the project of women economic empowerment and career development in Jordan (Women Leaders).
During the meeting, which was held at Irbid Girls Institute for Vocational Training, Palmer was briefed on the accredited and gender-sensitive training programs provided by “Women Leaders” project in the sectors of health, early childhood development and care services for Jordanian young women.
Palmer also met a number of employers, trainees and trainers, and toured the institute’s workshops and nursery.
Expressing VTC’s pride in partnership with the Canadian side within Women Leaders project, Gharaibeh stressed keenness to enhance cooperation and partnership to develop training programs to keep pace with modern technology, future skills, and needs of the local and regional labor market in the coming years.
Partnership in this project began in 2018 to enable young women to join the VTC’s quality training programs in all the Kingdom’s governorates, he said, adding that this cooperation helped VTC win El Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence for 2022, which is awarded to vocational and technical education institutions.
Gharaibeh said VTC is continuing to implement its strategic plan and strengthen its partnership with all development sectors and donors to provide quality opportunities for youth and work to develop Jordan’s training services.
For her part, Director of WUSC in Jordan, Nancy Momani, lauded VTC’s role in empowering women in Jordan and providing them with quality training programs.