The eastern based Libyan government (unrecognised by most of the international community) agreed on Thursday with Jordanian specialists a five-year training and qualification programme for job cadres and job seekers.
The Jordanian delegation was met by the eastern based prime minister, Osama Hamad, and his Minister of Labor and Rehabilitation, Abdullah Al-Sharif, at the Cabinet Office in Benghazi.
The training will be conducted domestically and abroad.
The eastern based Libyan government reported that the Jordanian delegation presented a training plan limited to five years, which targets large numbers of job seekers and public sector employees to qualify them and provide them with modern skills in several stages.
30 IT trainees sent to Jordan
It will be recalled that on 16 October the eastern based Libyan government had announced that it had sent more than 30 job seekers to Jordan to participate in a specialised training programme in information technology.
It said the trainees include participants from various cities and regions across Libya, who were selected through local employment and qualification offices.
The top five participants in this programme will complete an additional training to engage in projects related to the Ministry of Labor and Capacity Building in various regions.
5,000 to be trained
The eastern based government had said this initiative marks the initial phase of a project designed to develop a specialised Libyan workforce. It aims to provide training for 5,000 job applicants through five training stages, both within and outside Libya.