Developing vocational education in Jordan a priority — minister

Ministry of Education
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AMMAN — The development of vocational education institutions is among the priorities of the education sector so it aligns with labor market needs and university-level vocational training, said minister of education, Wajih Owais, according to a ministry statement issued Sunday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.اضافة اعلان

The minister’s remarks came at a meeting with the head of the Humanitarian Aid Department and head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA), Manuel Bessler, SHA assistant director-general and head of the Southern Cooperation Department, Thomas Gass, as well as a delegation representing the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) in Bern, and UNESCO representative in Jordan, Min Jeong Kim.

Owais, in the presence of the ambassador of Switzerland to Jordan, Lucas Jacir, said the education ministry’s priorities include partnership with the private sector and the Technical and Vocational Skills Development Commission.

This future cooperation aims to link the ministry’s database with the private sector, education and higher education ministries, vocational training centers and vocational colleges to develop vocational training in line with the labor market’s competency standards, Owais said.

He thanked supporting countries and UNESCO, which contributed “remarkably” to advancing Jordan’s educational process.

Owais also stressed the ministry’s commitment to work with partners and organizations to achieve the “desired” development, which represents the Jordanian government’s priorities that seek to provide education for all.

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