The State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Maldives Polytechnic Institute to enhance their workforce. The agreement was signed by Ahmed Shareef, the Managing Director of STELCO, and Mohamed Hashim, the CEO of the Maldives Polytechnic Institute.
The purpose of the MOU is to enable students at Maldives Polytechnic to pursue an education in their desired field, while STELCO can retain a well-trained workforce. Under the agreement, STELCO employees will be offered the opportunity to obtain certification through training programmes provided by Maldives Polytechnic, allowing STELCO to keep its employees in the atolls and maintain utility services on the islands.
At the signing ceremony, Shareef stated that STELCO is committed to offering its employees the chance to obtain certification this year. Meanwhile, CEO Hashim emphasised the importance of educational qualifications for job seekers, highlighting that companies have faith in the institute’s ability to train skilled workers. He also urged state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to help develop the institute further by expanding its courses into more fields.
The MOU signed between STELCO and Maldives Polytechnic Institute is expected to enhance the capabilities of both organisations and lead to a better-trained workforce in the Maldives.