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Day 1

20 February 2023


Arrival & Networking​

9:30 - 10:30


Opening Edu Tech 2023 Forum

10:30 - 11:30

“Setting the Scene”

Session One

11.30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Role of the Private Sector in Advancing TVET and the Establishment of Sector Skills Councils (SSC).

Session Synopsis

As part of a comprehensive approach to developing TVET in Egypt, the establishment of the Sector Skills Council (SSC) has emerged as one of the most important developments to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of skilled workers.

The establishment of SSCs and their Umbrella organization will ensure that the private sector will lead in setting standards for the required skills in their sector as well as identifying the future needs of the labor market in order for TVET institutions to build their programs according to these needs.  This session will focus on the latest developments by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development to establish the SSCs, the role of SSCs in contributing to the growth and success of TVET in Egypt as well as explore global lessons learnt to ensure its success within the Egyptian context. 


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Session Two

1.30 PM - 3:00 PM

The State of Technical Education Reform and New TVET Initiatives

Session Synopsis

As a result of concerted efforts by the Egyptian government, TVET education in Egypt has seen significant developments over the past few years. TVET has gone from a neglected education and training system to gain high-level attention and commitment as a major educational system that will contribute to Egypt’s overall economic development. 

From establishing a dedicated Quality Assurance and accreditation authority for TVET called ETQAAN in October 2022, to the transfer of 80% of the Ministry of Education’s curricula into competency-based curricula, to strategic partnerships with the private sector, to the introduction of innovative new TVET programs like Business technology and FinTech, TVET has many new exciting initiatives that have the potential to drive and transform the sector in Egypt. This session will focus on the most important and innovative initiatives and developments for TVET in Egypt as well as exploring what is coming next.

Session Three

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Opportunities for Labour Mobility of TVET graduates in Europe, the Gulf and other countries.

Session Synopsis


Opportunities for Labour Mobility of TVET graduates in Europe, the Gulf and other countries.
While TVET institutions in Egypt and predominately concerned with provided qualified graduates for the Egyptian labor market, the oversupply of graduates means that the Egyptian economy is still unable to absorb all the 800,000 graduates annually. Therefore, Egypt suffers from a high-rate youth unemployment, and thus legal migration of young workers and professionals to developed ad high-income countries in an important opportunity for young Egyptians. This is made even more important as expatriate remittances is one of the largest sources of foreign currency for Egypt. Thus, developing the skills of TVET students and graduates with an eye towards the international labor market can help in both addressing the unemployment within this group as well as positioning Egypt as a key source of skilled labor for countries in the region. This session will mark the official launch of an important report on the international labor needs of some countries from Egyptian TVET graduates and the qualifications and regulations needed. The report was initiated by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and the Ministry of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs with funding from EBRD.
After the presentation of the man findings of the report, the high-level panel discussion will focus on the needs of neighboring countries in Europe, the Gulf and beyond, as well as the skills gap between the graduates and the demands of employers within the region as well as the policies and agreements needed to facilitate the recognition of qualifications for Egyptian workers.



4:30 PM

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