Diploma Courses at the Norwegian Institute of Technology : Electric Power Distribution System and Pulp and Paper Technology
Evaluation of NORAD Diploma Courses EPDS and PPT. This is an evaluation of two of the NORAD sponsored Fellowship Courses in Norway: Electric Power Distribution Systems (EPDS) and Pulp and Paper Technology (PPT). The EPDS and PPT course participants are recruited from 28 and 18 countries respectively. Tanzania and Sri Lanka were selected for special case studies in order to establish a more comprehensive knowledge of the situation of the electric power distribution and pulp and paper production in two of the main partner countries of Norwegian development assistance. The other countries were covered mainly by a survey to employers and previous course participants. The Pulp and Paper Technology Course (PPT) started in 1968 and the Electric Power Distribution System Course (EPDS) started in 1976. The main objectives of the courses were to assist in the building up of a broad and lasting competence in the main countries of cooperation. The purpose of this evaluation was to assess:• The educational/pedagogical framework of the courses,• how cost effective the present courses provide and satisfy the need for this type of trained manpower,• the effect of the training on individual job performance and institutional capacity and effectiveness as well as the institutional follow up for the utilization of returning candidates• the relevance of the courses for the candidates and their institutions, including their adaptation on the technical level and the special constraints and problems of the home countries of the participants.