Tripoli, 23 October 2013:
A new vocational and educational training centre is to be built in Benghazi by the Human Resources Development . . .[restrict]Service of Korea (HRD Korea), in a project funded by the Libyan government.
The $13.6 million deal will see HRD Korea build an institute that is an exact replica of a centre in South Korea. When completed, this will accommodate 900 students. HDR Korea will be responsible for managing the construction of the premises as well as initially running the centre, according to Korean daily Business Korea.
HRD Korea has also signed a $94.8 million contract with the Libyan Ministry of Labour and the Warrior Affairs Commission (WAC) to send Libyans to South Korea to study on vocation training programmes.
A contract for this ‘vocational education and training export project’ between HRD Korea and the Ministry of Labour was signed two days ago. The scheme will see 1,400 Libyans, chosen by the Ministry of Labour, undertaking six-month vocational training courses in South Korea. Fields of study include electronics, mechanics, welding and plumbing. [/restrict]