Chinese company Citic Construction supports training of young people from Angola

23 April 2015

China’s Citic Construction is supporting young Angolans who lack the funds to continue their academic and professional training, said Tuesday in Luanda the deputy director-general of the BN Angola Citic Vocational Training Centre.

Figo Han told Angolan news agency Angop that to date 107 people had been trained in various areas of construction, electricity and machine operation.

That deputy director-general also said the centre, which is celebrating its first anniversary, was focused on training young Angolans who upon completion of the courses, as well as taking up internships with CITIC, may also work on other projects in Angola.

“We have projects underway in several provinces so we need Angolan technicians,” said Figo Han, who recalled that the company had borne the costs of sending 19 young Angolans to China to study agronomy and urban planning.

The BN Angola Citic Vocational Training Centre was opened in May 2014 by Vice President of the Republic, Manuel Vicente and the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

In addition to technical training, which is free and offered on a boarding basis, students have additional training in Portuguese, English and Chinese as well as in information technology, history, moral and civic education, music and sports.

The courses take 1 year and 9 months of theoretical and practical training followed by a three-month internship in companies. (macauhub/AO/CN)