Toyota has launched a programme to train car mechanics in Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata, according to a report from Libya Herald.
The idea is to give young Libyans who have graduated from local technical institutes the technical skills they need for full-time employment with the Toyota dealer network.
The first of the three-month courses will take place in Misrata [Misurata] in November, with between 15 and 20 trainees expected to join. After the initial stage they will run twice yearly with 20 on each course.
The programme is being run by Toyota Libya FZC (Free Zone Company), based in Misrata's free zone. Toyota Libya FZC is 100-percent owned by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation. It says that as a member of Libyan society, it “wishes to contribute to the “construction of a new Libya through the training programme”.
Trainees will be paid a monthly salary. Accommodation will also be provided as will transport and meals. As well as technical mechanical classes, the course includes training in English and in the use of computers.
Those who successfully complete the course with good grades will be offered employment at Toyota dealerships in Libya of which there are five, three in Tripoli and one each in Benghazi and Misrata. Those who show exceptional performance will be invited to attend Toyota’s Technical Training Course in Japan.
The initiative has been set up with the support of the Japanese Embassy in Tripoli.
(Source: Libya Herald)