Technical Education - Reuters
CAIRO – 31 August 2018: A workshop for 1,300 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 60 vocational schools in 11 governorates across Egypt has been concluded, strengthening the career guidance skills of all participants and giving them better tools to help prepare the next generation of Egypt’s workforce.
The workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education, connected technical schools to the private sector, a statement from the U.S. embassy in Cairo said Wednesday.
“One of Egypt’s greatest resources is the potential of its workforce. We believe in investing in Egypt, and we believe that this project is a valuable investment in the human resources that Egypt needs for its future economy,” U.S. Embassy Cairo Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger said.
The workshop is part of USAID’s Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project, which works with the private sector to determine workforce needs, prepare students to join the workforce, and connect students with potential employers, according to the statement.
“Since 2016, USAID’s project to improve the skills and job-readiness of technical students has secured employment for nearly 7,000 and internships for over 5,350 students,” said USAID economist Jacinto Fabiosa.
“More than 24,000 students have benefited from career guidance sessions and over 21,000 students received training in entrepreneurship,” Fabiosa added.