A memorandum of understanding was signed to work together on human resource training.
The Ethiopian Railways Corporation and the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in human resource training on January 27, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel.
The main purpose of the ceremony is to ensure that the agency and the corporation have an effective information exchange system by establishing a readable and coordinated system; It also aims to strengthen the support framework for the corporation, improve performance, and reduce unnecessary waste of resources and time and establish sustainable practices.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sintayehu W / Michael, CEO of the Corporation, said the corporation has been carrying out various activities since its inception. He said the signing ceremony has a significant role to play in training the workforce that can contribute to the country’s sustainable development.
He further added that officials and experts from both institutions will be appointed to implement the memorandum of understanding.
Elias Awato, Deputy Director General of the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency, said the implementation of the agreement will play an important role in producing a professional trainer. The Ethiopian Railways Corporation is working on the construction of a railway academy with the support of the Chinese government.
Strengthening the academy with organizational and human resources is one of the major activities of the EASTRIP project; Institutional linkages; Linking trainers and trainees to industry, as well as providing on-the-job training; Designing market-oriented training programs, conducting market research, professional development, curriculum and program design as well as assessment tool preparation and textbook preparation; Conducting trainers training, training of trainers and academics; Meeting the material needs of the academy and supporting technical and vocational training institutions not included in the project.
EASRIP National Project Implementation Office Representative, Bizuneh Debebe, for his part, said the academy is one of the selected centers of excellence in East Africa. He said he would drop it.