The agreement aims to improve the quality of the TVET system
in the 10th of Ramadan training center.
Apr 11, 2022
Minister of Trade and Industry
Nevine Gamea has witnessed the signing of a cooperation letter of intent
between the Productivity and Vocational Training Department (PVTD) - affiliated
to the ministry- and the Multi-Educational Programme for Employment Promotion
in Migration-affected Areas (MEPEP), implemented by the Italian Agency for
Development Cooperation (AICS), on improving the quality of the TVET system in
the industrial field at the 10th of Ramadan Training Center, Sharqia
The letter was signed by Khaled Abu
Mandour, head of the PVTD; and Vladimiro Buso, the MEPEP international programme
The signing ceremony was attended
by First Secretary Graziella Rizza, the EU Delegation representative; Pietro
Vacanti, deputy head of the Italian Embassy in Cairo; and Dalia Sadek,
representative of the Ministry of International Cooperation.
The cooperation aims to provide the
needs of industry in the 10th of Ramadan region, namely in terms of
teaching methodologies for teachers and trainers and skills acquisition for
students, in order to promote a more inclusive social and economic environment,
enhance economic opportunities, and achieve gender equality.
The agreement, Gamea noted, comes in
line with the ministry's drive to upgrade technical and vocational education in
Egypt, with the aim of developing policies, services and vocational training
activities for the youth.
“Having skilled, trained technical
labor is a key element in upgrading the competitiveness of local products both
on the domestic and global markets, especially in light of the national shift
towards the 4th Industrial Revolution technologies,” she said.
The minister further added that the
MEPEP program targets at least 2,500 young men and women in Sharqia (women make
up 20%), aged between 16 and 35, with at least 15,000 indirect beneficiaries.
Mandour, for his part, pointed out
that the EU-funded program, implemented over three years, aims to enhance the
physical and technical infrastructure of the governorate’s 10th of Ramadan
training center, as well as linking companies and factories in the region to
enhance job generation for youth, in addition to integrating the
physically-challenged among its beneficiaries.