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Day 2

21 February 2023

Session Four

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Sustainability and Green Practices in TVET

Session Synopsis

 

With the closing of COP27, it is becoming clear that Egypt is emerging as a main global player in sustainability, climate change, greening and digital transformation.

To cement this role, Egypt must take a proactive stance in preparing the next generation with the skills and abilities necessary to make this transformation. 

TVET is becoming a critical tool in addressing this as many critical technical and vocational skills are required to install renewable energy solutions, maintain existing systems, and work in critical new strategic facilities such as for producing green hydrogen. This session will focus on what is needed to prepare TVET to address the future of jobs in the area of sustainability and sustainable development, as well as how digitalization will be key in enhancing the educational process and preparing graduates for the future of jobs in the energy sector in partnership with the private sector and according to Egypt’s ambitious plans.

 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Honoring 2022 top students in Technical Education, Dual Education and Applied Technology Schools

Break

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Session Five

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Establishing Private TVET Institutions and other forms of Financing the System

Session Synopsis

 

As TVET continues to gain in importance and prominence in Egypt, it becomes clearer that this kind of education cannot and should not be the sole responsibility of the government. 

Considering that TVET education is critical for preparing new generations of skilled employees capable of working in critical roles, the private sector has both a responsibility as well as a vested interest in investing in TVET and establishing private TVET institution. This session will focus on how the government is encouraging the private sector investment in TVET through facilitating regulations as well as initiating mechanisms like Build, Operate and transfer (BOT). This session will also focus on the most important and innovative initiatives and developments for TVET in Egypt such as “IBDAA” Initiative as well as ways to finance the public TVET system and increasing the allocation of necessary resources for its development

 

Session Six

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rebranding of TVET in Egypt

Session Synopsis

 

While most of the strategies surrounding TVET reform in Egypt focus on new approaches to the sector, TVET in Egypt is associated with a negative image. 

This resulted in potential students avoiding TVET and considering it a second choice to General Secondary Education. Therefore, a rebranding strategy for TVET is required in order to encourage bright young minds to consider the field as a viable alternative to traditional education with a vibrant career path and opportunities for development and growth. Including the role of cultural and artistic institutions as well in those efforts. This will take a significant and concerted efforts by all stakeholders to overcome the old reputation of TVET as well as to reposition it as a desirable field with favorable economic prospects for graduates. This session will focus on the causes of the current reputation of TVET as well as how other countries around the world have successfully transformed its branding and perception among their youth as well as the pathways now available for TVET graduates to higher education through the technological universities.

 

Session Seven

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Experience Sharing Session by TVET Students and Graduates

Session Synopsis

 

During this session, the audience will move from the reform plans and initiatives by decision-makers to the voice of TVET students and graduates. It is critical that policy makers, investors, practitioners, and other key partners and stakeholders get a better look at the current state of TVET from the very people who are in the system on the ground. Thus, it is critical to get the perspectives of students and graduates to understand, not only the potential and opportunities of TVET in Egypt, but also its current challenges.

 

 

Session Moderator

Dr. Salma ElBakry

Closing Remarks

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Partners Representatives (USAID-GIZ-NASS Academy-AAST-IBDAA Initiative)

Mr. Ahmed El-Ashmawi

Prof. Mohamed Moussa Emara

Prof. Ali Shams El Din

Prof. Mohamed Megahed

Lunch

4:30 PM

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