THE NATIONAL Initiative for Developing the Egyptian Industrial Sector, Ebda for Projects Development (EBDA), will soon be choosing the second group of trainees for its initiative titled “Your Equipment is your Company”. EBDA will accept applications for two weeks starting 16 December, Amira Hisham reports.
The plan was carried out in cooperation with Pico Engineering Group (PEG), the Ministry of Housing and the National Training Academy. It involves providing specialised technical training to applicants on driving, operating, and repairing loaders produced by PEG.
Trainees will receive a driving and operating licence for construction and building crafts and heavy equipment, recognised in Egypt, the rest of Africa, and other Arab countries.
Training will take place at the Training Agency for Construction and Building Crafts, affiliated with the Ministry of Housing.
The educational, financial and legal training will be provided by the National Training Academy. The first group included 25 trainees, 10 of whom practised on the repair and maintenance of loaders.
EBDA is a presidential initiative that receives support from various government agencies. It aims to support the local industry, boost domestic production, and reduce imports by strengthening the Egyptian private sector’s role in financing and operating micro, small, medium-sized, and larger enterprises that produce goods for import substitution.
* A version of this article appears in print in the 7 December, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly