KOICA, KEPCO organize student tour to Amman power plant

[21-10-2021 05:40 PM]

Ammon News - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Korea Electric Power Corporation Group (KEPCO) on Thursday took a group of students from the Al Balqa’ Applied University (BAU) on a tour to a power plant operated by KEPCO in eastern Amman.

The tour is the fruit of a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between KOICA and KEPCO to facilitate collaborative activities that are mutually beneficial for supporting the local community.

KEPCO officials introduced the students to possible career paths they can seek upon graduation. The students also were provided with individual career guidance sessions carried out by KEPCO’s Jordanian engineers and technicians.

The participation opportunities were limited to the fully vaccinated, and all of the activities were implemented while strictly complying with the Covid-19 guidelines, including wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing.

Those three heterogeneous organizations, KOICA, KEPCO, and BAU cooperated for this event with a strong belief that this experience will give the participants a clear motivation for their future career path, according to a KOICA statement.

The participants, more than 50, including three faculty members, thanked KOICA and KEPCO for the opportunity and said such activities are very beneficial to the students on the long run. They also hoped to get more opportunities similar to this visit for other students and their careers.

KOICA is a governmental agency that implements Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 112 countries. KOICA has contributed to the socio-economic development of Jordan through various development programs, and the project for 'Developing Technical Education Programs at Al-Balqa Applied University in Al-Karak and Irbid (2020-2024/10mil)' is one of them.

KEPCO is the leading energy group that supplies and generates electricity in the world and currently has six power generation subsidiaries, including Korea Southern Power, and KEPCO KPS, which are specialized in maintaining power generation facilities.

In Jordan, KEPCO Group covers about 20% of Jordan's total power generation capacity. KEPCO believes that having a strong sense of social responsibility and seeking to be a leader in social contribution will bring greater happiness to mankind and the community.

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