Workshop on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in OIC Member Countries: Needs and Capacity Assessment
Date: 09-11 May 2016
Venue: Ankara - Türkiye

SESRIC organised a workshop on “Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in OIC Member Countries: Needs and Capacity Assessment” in collaboration with the UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development and the Association of Education for the Future (GED) in Ankara, Turkey on 09-11 May 2016.

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the current situation of the technical and vocational education and training in OIC Member Countries, as well as challenges and problems faced by TVET institutions to provide necessary skills and competencies needed for the market. The workshop also developed proposals for improving the quality of TVET systems in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 Agenda.

The workshop brought together the top managers of TVET authorities from 22 OIC member countries, as well as OIC institutions, international organizations and universities. IDB, ISESCO, ITC UNCTAD, TOBB, ISMEK, Turkic Council, Islamic University in Uganda, Islamic University in Niger, Karatay University, Uludağ University, University of Turkish Aeronautical Association also attended the workshop.

The workshop mainly focussed on the following areas during the plenary and breakout sessions:

  • National qualification, accreditation, and certification framework,
  • Occupational standards and modular training programmes,
  • Vocational training and labour market.

After fruitful discussions during the breakout sessions, recommendations were adopted at the end of the workshop by institutions, where the representatives recommended developing working groups in different thematic areas with a view to enhancing cooperation within OIC region and implementing the agreed recommendations at the end of the workshop.


Opening Speeches

  • Opening speech of H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General, Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) (English)
  • Opening speech of H.E. Ms. Nimet Baş, Ex-Minister of Ministry of National Education and President of the Association of Education for Future (Turkish)
  • Opening speech of H.E. Mr. Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative, Turkey (English)
  • Opening speech of H.E. Mr. Salah Jelassi, Director Resident Representative, IDB Group Country Gateway Office Ankara (English)
  • Opening speech of Ms. Zanariah Ahmad, Principal Assistant Director, Technical And Vocational Education Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia (English)
  • Opening speech of Ms. Sanassa Diane, National Director of Training and Technical, Ministry of Technical Education Vocational Training for Employment and Labour, Guinee (English)
  • Opening speech of Dr. Mokhtar Jwaili, Chairman of National Board for Technical& Vocational Education, Libya (English)