NAIT, Uganda agreement focused on skills development

August 29, 2018

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology recently signed a three-year agreement with the Government of Uganda that will see the institute develop a road construction and maintenance program in a remote part of Uganda. The agreement is part of the Uganda Skills Development Project, which seeks to improve technical skills capacity for delivering training programs in priority industries. “The ultimate goal of the project is to help them become a centre of excellence in road and highway construction, not just in Lira but for all of Uganda,” says Ignacio Garcia, portfolio manager with NAIT Corporate and International Training. “The majority of the roads in Uganda are being built by foreigners. The labourers are Ugandan, but the technical work is being done by people from other countries.” Tech Life Today