Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) has provided long-term scholarships for 13 students from Khammuan province this academic year, it was announced on Thursday.
The scholarships allocation includes seven scholarships reserved for the resettled communities in Nakai district, Khammuan province to study at the Khammuan Technical-Vocational College, 3 scholarships for attending Savannakhet University and 3 scholarships for attending the Lao-German Technical College in Vientiane.
Lao-German Technical College and NTPC signed a scholarship agreement and organised a ceremony to welcome students from Khammuan province who will study for three years to obtain a Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
NTPC has implemented the scholarships programme to provide opportunities for motivated Lao people to develop their skills and pave the way for potential future employment in the hydro sector.
The signing agreement ceremony took place at the Lao-Germen Technical College, Vientiane, inked by Director of Lao-German Technical College Mr Somlith Virivong and NTPC representative Mr David Le Ny, who is Human Resources and Administration Director.
In his speech at the ceremony, Mr David Le Ny said NTPC would continue to support scholarships for local students in Khammuan province where NTPC's project is located.
“As you may already know, Lao-German Technical College is a leading vocational institute in Laos which has strong links with industry sectors and is willing to increase its partnerships in order to support high quality vocational education and training,” Mr David Le Ny siad.
According to the agreement between Lao-German Technical College and NTPC, both parties agreed to long-term cooperation for the development of human resources in the hydropower industry.
This includes the development and implementation of Dual Cooperation Training (DCT), development and adjustment of curricula that reflects the particular human resource needs of NTPC and more generally in the hydropower sector, and lastly the implementation of long-term scholarships for students from Khammuan province.