KRG-Iraq Governorates Erbil and Sulaymaniyah host Student Enterprise activities.
Fifteen Vocational Education schools are participating in the Student Enterprises Program in KRG-Iraq. Training Leaders in Student Enterprises was the aim of all training courses.
Public Aid Org. (PAO) held two trainings, in Erbil and Sulaymaniah. The attendees were from Vocational High Schools from many districts; (5) Erbil, (4) Sulaymaniyah, (1) Halabja, (1) Rania, (1) Kifri, and (3) Duhok.
In Erbil 24 teachers and managers participated in the three-day Business Plan Development training.
In Sulaymaniah 21 managers participated in the three days Business Plan Development training. Personnel from the Education Ministry in local government joined the program too.
The program targeted vocational teachers who are interested in being able to build essential entrepreneurship skills with the intention of transferring these skills through school environments.
The teachers were gathered into two groups according to their geographical locations. The first group of teachers (24 Managers and Teachers) included Erbil and Duhok teachers who participated in the first training course on 3-5. November in Erbil at the Hexos Hotel. The course was led by International BIP Training Expert Dr. Hussein Tahir.
The second group of teachers (21 Managers and Teachers) participated in the second training course that was held on 14-16 November in city of Sulaymaniyah, at the Paresh Hotel. The course was led by certified BIP trainer Omar Kareem Ahmed. Both training courses were attended by representatives of the vocational preparatory directorate.
Student Enterprises is one of the most important programs that can be established as it features creating new businesses and creating new jobs. BIP hope that the PAO entrepreneurship activity in KRG Vocational Schools will be transferred to local school directorate as soon as possible.