Education has been a national priority for Egypt over the past few years, and it continues to be an integral part of the Government of Egypt’s (GoE) development plan. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is at the heart of the new education reform. The Ministry of Education’s Technical Education 2.0 strategy is an innovative reform program aimed to transform technical education. There is a new vision for the development of the different sectors of TVET to be one of the important axes of preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and for the implementation of the sustainable development plan of Egypt.
Technical Education 2.0 key transformation pillars are:
T1-Transforming the Quality of Technical Education through national and international accreditation.
T2-Transferring to Competency-based Curricula, and digital transformation
T3-Transforming Teachers through Training & Qualification.
T4-Transforming Schools through Work-based Learning, partnerships with the private sector.
T5-Transforming Image of Technical Education through Changing Social Perception.
EDUGATE successfully launched the first edition of the annual exhibition and technical forum for TVET
“EduTech” in March 2022. The event brought together experts and partners and linked many international and national development institutions working on TVET reform in Egypt. Those included representatives of the GoE, led by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education , Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), We Applied Technology Schools, The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform Programme (TVET2) Egypt, the Production Efficiency Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) , the Chambers of Commerce, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, Maritime Transport, the Education Development Fund, Ta’heel For VET Excellence Skills, Nahdet Misr publishing and others.
The EduTech exhibition lasted for two days, during which it was visited by more than 6,000 preparatory and secondary school students, their parents, officials, and those interested in technical and technological education. A full program of student meetings and activities was organized at the exhibition, in which many meetings and dialogues on technical education, vocational and technological training took place on the stage accompanying the exhibition over the two days.
More than 50 renowned experts and officials from Egypt and from around the world participated in the EduTech forum that included 6 panel discussions and more than 200 forum participants over two days on many topics including but not limited to: TVET and the World of Business, Partnerships for a Better Future, Governance, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Labor Market Trends- The Future of Jobs, Options after Graduation and changing the social image of TVET.