Egypt: Skills anticipation on the agenda at GEMM workshop
May 31, 2016
The EU-funded Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean (GEMM) initiative held a workshop in Egypt recently to discuss the promotion of partnerships between business and providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to better address skills anticipation and labour market needs.
The workshop was attended by Ahmed Elgoushy, Deputy Minister of Education and Technical Education, employers, TVET providers and international experts.
Under the GEMM programme, Egypt set up a pilot project in the Manoufia region to promote partnerships between enterprises and TVET providers to address skills needs in the agro-food sector.
GEMM focuses on two key issues, the financing of VET and quality assurance. The project includes subnational (local) pilot project selected by the countries, mapping of governance structures and capacity building on the national level, and exchange of experience among countries on the regional level.
The European Training Foundation is an agency of the European Union established to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. With an annual budget of €18 million, its mission is to help transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU’s external relations policy.