UNOPS conducted a training day for electrical engineering students from Palestine Technical University in Khadorie at the construction site of the Tulkarem courthouse. The training introduced students to international best practices and industry-level standards for implementation of infrastructure works, and provided valuable work experience.
UNOPS Project Manager, Amer Amirah briefed the engineering students on the structural and civil designs of the courthouse project and introduced them to UNOPS sustainable practices, including applying the ISO standards for occupational health and safety and environmental protection. Students learned about the inner workings of state-of-the-art electrical systems, wiring, and circuit boards and proper handling of tools.
The training is part of UNOPS commitment to support the Palestinian National Development Plan, which encompasses an agreement signed with the Palestinian Engineers Association to develop sustainable infrastructure in the country, including through training programmes.
To advance gender equality, UNOPS is broadening the training initiative to include additional programmes and internships geared at expanding women’s skills and career opportunities. The first female engineering intern was recently recruited at the Tulkarem courthouse construction site.