Solar Thermal – First Female Batch. (41 Trainees, Dec 2018)
In 17 DEC 2018 the female graduation ceremony was held under the patronage of his Excellency Yaser Al-Edwan the Governor of Mafraq city where this ceremony consisted of the following events; at the beginning multiple speakers starting from the Director Manager of the center welcoming the attendees , the Governor had also the chance to give a speech about the vocational training in mafraq and in Jordan in general also to talk about the CoE and its main role to support the area, after that the GIZ Project officer gave a speech on behalf of the TWEED project Manager to present the role of the GIZ-Jordan in general and NRW in specific in supporting and developing the CoE in many different areas, and to spot the light on the man trained those females the trainer Ali sharadqa spoke about his experience in training the females in this field and to give them a chance to be involved more in the vocational studies, at the end the Training Department Manager from NET Mohammad Soub also spoke on behalf of the General manager that this project is important to NET and its success is essential to maintain and develop Vocational education in mafraq.
After the speeches were finished a panel discussion was held with four speakers to discuss the female vocational training from different perspectives as we had Fadi Marji (NSSC President) from the private sector , and from a vocational training provider was Mohammad Soub as a representative from NET , a female success story who started her own project and company to support the involving of females into plumbing and solar thermal and at the end our own success story a graduate from the center who was an exceptional student from the beginning Alaa’ Mashaqba , as all of them spoke about vocational studies each one from their own angle and how we can all work together to encourage the youth to enroll in these programs to start their own career apart from the academic field.
At the end of the ceremony their Excellences the General Manager of NET and Mafraq Governor handed awards for the participants in the panel discussion and the trainers of Males and females and at last the first student from each nationality (Jordanian, Syrian) in the class were handed an award to recognize the hard word along with their certificates as all the female graduates received three certificates:
• Semi-Skilled Certificate certified by CAQA as an assistant technician in solar thermal.
• Life Skills Certificate from NET
• Professional Competency Certificate from NET
Also with their certificates the female graduates were also given a tool box consist of equipment’s that might be a great help for them to start their own business and to rely on themselves, since it’s hard for them to be enrolled in this field in the private sector and they have good chances to work in their own community and to take a chance to change people’s ideas about females enrollment in this field of work.