cover image: TORINO PROCESS EGYPT 2010



5 Jul 2011

As highlighted in the government’s TVET Reform Strategy (Ministry of Education, 2009), the objectives of the TVET reform are many and far reaching in an effort to ‘contribute effectively to the country’s economic and social development, to the provision of the skilled labour needed by the labour market (both in terms of quantity and quality) and to the local, regional and global competitiveness of. [...] Key actors have begun to work together in the reform of TVET despite the complexities of the institutional framework (for instance, the preparation and approval of the national TVET Strategy, also represents a common understanding of the main deficiencies and areas requiring improvement in the sector). [...] Despite strong growth in the years leading up to the global crisis (7.1% in the 2006/07 fiscal year and 6.9% in 2005/06)3 and the fact that the Egyptian economy has responded well to the crisis (particularly in the financial, fiscal and monetary sectors), the country ranks very poorly in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (70th out of the 133 countries evaluated), occupying a. [...] This is reflected in the considerable representation of private businesses on the boards of the education and training councils set up by the government to enhance the quality and relevance of education and training in three key sectors: industry, building and construction, and tourism. [...] The key may be the ability of TVET policies to accommodate the findings of the many national and donor-driven pilot projects and the capacity of the system to evaluate the different solutions proposed and tested and take the necessary policy decisions that would lead to the full implementation of some of these innovations within the system.
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