An Ethiopian expert has said that the successful transfer of knowledge and skills from China in the fields of science and technology is helping Ethiopia realize its development aspirations.
Acknowledging China's pivotal role in recent technological advancements, Haftom Gebregziabher, deputy director-general of the Ethiopian Technical University (ETU), emphasized that cooperation with China is empowering Ethiopia with a skilled workforce required to fill the gap in the modern industrial landscape.
Gebregziabher highlighted the Luban Workshop, a Chinese vocational training program, as a manifestation of the ever-expanding Ethiopia-China cooperation in the field of science and technology.
The ETU hosts the Luban Workshop, which was launched in April 2021, in partnership with China's Tianjin University of Technology and Education under the guidance of the Ministry of Education of China.
Ethiopia is among a growing list of African countries where the launch of a Luban Workshop lines up with China's plans to boost vocational skills training for African youth under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
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