The TriHuman Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) will accept industrial trainees and teach them technology to lead economic development in Libya. It will also build a vocational education and training center in Libya. Both will be funded by the country. This is the first time Korea has exported a vocational education and training system overseas.
On October 21 (local time), HRD Korea signed a contract for the “vocational education and training system export project” with the Libyan Ministry of Labor and the WAC from the office of Libya’s Prime Minister. This export contract is worth 100.6 billion won (US$94.8 million).
Through this contract, HRD Korea will provide six months of technical training in 14 fields including automobiles, electricity, electronics, mechanics, welding, and plumbing to 1,400 new trainees selected and sent to Korea by the Libyan Ministry of Labor.
HRD Korea will also receive US$13.6 million from Libya to build a vocational education and training center for 900 people in Libya’s second city, Benghazi. This center will be an exact replica of the Korean vocational education and training center. HRD Korea will be in charge of placing orders and managing the construction as well as delivering the necessary expertise for the initial operation of the center.