HTU, SFP announce training program for female engineers

(Photo: Sahara Forest Project)
AMMAN — Al-Hussein Technical University (HTU) and Sahara Forest Project (SFP) announced on Wednesday the start of the online application process for the second cohort of their joint upskilling program, both organizations said in a joint press statement. The process will remain in effect until the end of the month, and job-seeking women with bachelor’s degrees in relevant disciplines will be considered.اضافة اعلان

The goal of the program is to build the capacity and outreach network for 30 job-seeking Jordanian engineers in agricultural technology within the context of the water-energy-food nexus in Jordan, the statement said. This collaboration was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the university and Norwegian-registered SFP following the Norwegian Royal visit to Amman in March 2020.

The training will be divided between the HTU’s campus at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman and the SFP site in Aqaba, and will be led by Jordanian and international experts on water and greenhouse technology, aquaponics, sustainable energy management, and agricultural economics. The statement added that the program will offer non-technical training focusing on the English language and employability skills.

Professor Ismael Hinti, president of the HTU said that the university is committed to fostering Jordan’s self-reliance in the energy, water, and food sectors, and that they would “continue to serve and empower women in our community with the same level of commitment we have demonstrated on the preceding phase of the SFP.”

For his part, managing director of the SFP, Kjetil Stake said that it was “a question of pride and dignity” to share the SFP’s knowledge with talented local women, adding that “the feedback, enthusiastic drive, network and positive energy we get back from the trainees in return is also good for our developing business in Aqaba.”

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