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PVTD inks cooperation letter with Italian AICS on enhancing TVET system
11 April 2022  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : Industry News

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The agreement aims to improve the quality of the TVET system in the 10th of Ramadan training center.

Cairo- 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 Governorate.

The letter was signed by Khaled Abu Mandour, head of the PVTD; and Vladimiro Buso, the MEPEP international programme technical coordinator.

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.

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