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Trainings and further education

Finding new educational opportunities

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education of the autonomous region of Kurdistan will help you.

The website has a lot of information about educational opportunities. For example:

  • how to find a school for your children or
  • how to enrol at a university

The staff of the German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (MAC) will also be happy to advise you if you are looking for a school or university.

The Centre will also help you to prepare important documents.

Contact

German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (MAC)
Italian Village
Villa 242
Erbil
Kurdistan Region
Iraq

Representation of the Kurdistan
Regional Government in Germany
Postfach 10663
10115 Berlin
Germany

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Training in the oil industry

The training courses at the Rumaila Operating Organisation will prepare you to work in the oil and gas industry.

There are courses in the following fields:

  • economics and finance
  • human resources
  • business operations
  • systems maintenance.

You can also train in IT and learn English.

If you successfully complete the training, you will be able to work in oil and gas installations or in the offices of companies in the industry.
You can find information on the website.

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Training: the oil and gas sector

The Gulf Technical and Safety Training Centre (GTSC) in Erbil offers courses in the field of oil and gas.
The training covers all the phases of work from extraction through to the sale of oil and natural gas.

There are a number of different courses in the technical and health and safety fields.

A qualification from GTSC will enable you to work in the oil and gas industry. In GTSC’s training programme you will learn about:

  • drilling
  • pipeline systems
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

GTSC also trains people to work in the field of health and safety in oil and gas installations.
You will find more information on the website. If you have any questions about the courses, please send an email or call on the phone.

Contact

Gulf Technical & Safety Training Centre (GTSC)
Ankawa-Gazna Road
Erbil
Irak

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English in the classroom or online

MACOS Organization offers various English courses. Courses taught in the classroom are available only in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. But there are also online courses that men and women can take throughout Iraq.

Many of the courses are free of charge.

You can find out more about the courses available on the website. You can also apply via the website.

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IT, English and health and safety

You can learn English at LLS Group Learning. LLS also offers various IT training courses:

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • Linux
  • Unix.

There are basic and advanced training courses. LLS also trains people to work in the oil and gas industry in the field of health and safety.

You will find more information on the website.

Contact

LLS Group Learning
Garage 2000 st
Al Masbah Dist
Karda
Bagdad

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Getting started in the oil industry

The Baghdad Oil Training Institute is the largest learning centre for jobs in the oil industry in Iraq. It is located in Baghdad. It provides training in the following fields:

  • technology/engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • telecommunications.

There are also many other courses. For example on:

  • checking the quality of oil
  • metal processing
  • health and safety.

Some classes are held in a lecture hall; others are in a technical laboratory. You will be able to use the institute’s technical equipment and computers.

There are student hostels where you can rent a room. You can apply to train at the institute. You will have to pay a fee for the courses.

Contact

Baghdad Oil Training Institute
P.O.-Box: 46038
Al – Mustansiria
Bagdad
Irak

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IT, technology and management

The Swedish Academy for Training is supported by the Iraqi Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and UNIDO. UNIDO is the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The academy offers courses that will train you to work:

  • in IT
  • in technology/engineering
  • in management
  • as a mechanic in the heavy equipment industry
  • as a truck driver
  • in sales.

You can apply for a training course. You will have to pay a fee for the course. The Academy’s website is in English. If you need information in another language, please send a Facebook message.

Contact

Swedish Academy for Training
Ronaky Quarter Erbil
Irak

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Training courses: face-to-face or online

The Online EKAET School offers online training as well as courses in its own building. The following courses are offered:

  • languages
  • computers
  • first aid
  • communication
  • journalism

You will have to pay for the Online EKAET School’s courses. You will find more information on their Facebook page:

Contact

Online EKAET School Nawroz Neighborhood 40M Street
Erbil
Irak

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Training and learning to read

Training in various fields is available at the European Technology and Training Centre The centre provides special support for returnees to help them make a fresh start in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq.

At ETTC you can learn to read and write. There also opportunities for women and men to train as:

  • car mechanics
  • welders
  • plumbers
  • electricians
  • carpenters
  • waiters
  • cooks
  • bakers
  • tailors
  • hairdressers
  • cashiers
  • customer service assistants, or
  • in business correspondence skills
  • in event management.

Many courses are on offer at the following locations:

  • Erbil
  • Duhok
  • Sulaimaniyah.

You can find information about the courses on ETTC’s website.
You will have to pay a fee for the courses.

Contact

European Technology and Training Centre (ETTC)
Zin Abdulmajeed
Nawroz Street
Erbil
Irak

European Technology and Training Centre (ETTC)
Jasim Qasim Qazi Mohammad Road,
Close to Duhok Mall – Atlas Mubilya Building,
Floor 3,
Apartment 1
Duhok
Irak

European Technology and Training Centre (ETTC)
Nawzad Muhammed Salm Street
Talary Nwe building,
Apartment 5,
Fourth Floor
Sulaimaniyah
Irak

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Training: the autonomous region of Kurdistan

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) of the autonomous region of Kurdistan funds the courses.
There are six training centres in the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

  • Erbil
  • Sulaimaniyah
  • Duhok
  • Soran
  • Garmiyan
  • Zakho.

MOLSA provides training in a number of different fields. For example:

  • repairing mobile phones
  • selling mobile phones
  • selling air conditioning systems
  • IT and programming
  • tailoring.

The courses are free of charge. But you will need to apply. You will find more information on the Facebook page.

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Training opportunities throughout Iraq

The Iraqi Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will advise you on which courses are open to you. The Ministry offers training opportunities in many towns and cities in Iraq.
Training is available in various fields, such as:

  • computers
  • languages
  • tailoring
  • hairdressing.

The training courses are free, but you will need to apply for them.

You can find further information on the website or Facebook page.

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Need support before or after your return to Iraq? Here you can receive advice.

Link to the advice centre