ERBIL, Iraq, June 2014 – Promoting youth employment in Iraq is one of the keystone objectives of the Swedish Academy for Training.  Following growing success in achieving this objective, the SAT is pleased to announce a new partnership with FORAS, the US AID funded employment programme for Iraq. The Iraq Opportunities Project, (USAID/Foras, “opportunity” in […]

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First graduates honoured at Swedish training Academy in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq, 6 September 2012 – Ninety eight students graduated today from the Swedish Academy for Training in Erbil, in Northern Iraq. This was the first class to graduate from the newly-established Academy, which focuses on promoting job creation for youth within the sector of heavy equipment repair, such as truck mechanics, and offers instruction […]

UNIDO, Swedish development agency and private sector join forces to boost industrial development

VIENNA, 16 November 2012 – How to learn from each other and replicate good experiences in industrial skills development – this was the focus of a two-day, UNIDO-organized Learning and Knowledge Development (LKD) facility workshop that ended in Vienna today. The event brought together private sector companies, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and […]


Swedish Transport Academy inaugurated in Iraq with UNIDO support

ERBIL, Iraq, 17 April 2012 – The Swedish Transport Academy, officially inaugurated today in Erbil, will help Iraq’s unemployed and young people acquire the new industrial skills critical for the reconstruction and recovery of the country`s economy. The Academy, which will supply much-needed skilled mechanics to the Iraqi sectors of logistics, manufacturing, and industrial maintenance […]