Graduates of Kabul Polytechnic University now have the opportunity to become better energy-sector engineers thanks to an innovative new two-year training program. Through classroom and on-the-job training in Afghanistan and India, participants will gain the skills and practical knowledge necessary to become skilled utility engineers able to operate and maintain Afghanistan’s power sector infrastructure.
This year, 32 students were admitted to the program, which is conducted by USAID in cooperation with Kabul Polytechnic University, Ministry of Energy and Water, Da Afghanistan Brishna Shirkat (DABS – Afghanistan Power Utility), and the National Power Training Center of India (NPTI). At a launch ceremony earlier this year, H.E. Dr. Jalil Shams, CEO of DABS, praised program’s focus on capacity-building and said, “USAID’s Induction Program for recent graduates is an excellent example of effective, collaborative assistance for Afghanistan to rebuild its nation through developing its people and, in doing so, to realize self sufficiency.”