In celebration of World Refugee Day, Luminus Technical University College (LTUC) launches its health care lab in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The lab is designed according to world class criteria and equipped with latest medical equipment, machines and amenities for Pediatrics, Maternity, Obstetrics and Gynecology to prepare learners for real-life scenarios by practicing on the same tools they will encounter in a medical work place. The lab, therefore, aims to strengthen the practical and vocational training program offered for the students at the Applied Medical School at LTUC and ensure their smooth transition to the labor market.
“This step came in response to the significant increase in demand for skilled medical practitioners to deal with the COVID-19 virus outbreak and its impact on the healthcare sector, and to consolidate existing collaboration between LTUC and UNHCR to increase quality technical and vocational education opportunities for refugees and Jordanians” said Dean of LTUC Dr. Ayman Maqableh.
“The opening of the Nursing and Health Care lab is a really exciting step forward in our partnership with LTUC. Educational programs like this help refugees to rebuild their lives but also contribute to their host communities. When we learn together, we can create a brighter future,” remarked UNHCR Representative to Jordan, Dominik Bartsch. Today, Luminus Technical University College is the largest vocational and practical education institution serving refugees residing in Jordan. LTUC provides exceptional learning experiences geared towards employment opportunities to refugee students and has served so far around (6000) refugees from different nationalities; Syrian, Palestinian, Yemeni and Sudanese. Yearly, around (800-1000) refugees enroll in scholarships at LTUC and it is expected to recruit around (850) more refugees before the end of 2021.