Training Workshop on 'Distance Education and E-Learning in TVET'
Date: 20-22 September 2022
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised a Training Workshop on “Distance Education and E-Learning in TVET” on 20-22 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

The training workshop brought together 129 experts and executives from the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Authorities and relevant national institutions of 28 OIC Member Countries to strengthen their technical capacities and knowledge of distance education and e-learning in terms of concepts, techniques and features, as well as to raise awareness of the role of ITC in TVET delivery and systems.

The training workshop, which was provided by competent experts from the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, also included the country experience-sharing sessions where representatives from the relevant national TVET institutions highlighted the best practices and initiatives of their respective countries in this field. Moreover, representatives from the relevant international and OIC institutions shared their experiences and efforts on the relevant topics of the training.

The training workshop commenced with the opening remarks of Mr. Onur ÇAĞLAR, Director of the Training and Technical Cooperation Department at SESRIC. Mr. ÇAĞLAR started his speech by thanking the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its valuable cooperation with SESRIC in delivering the relevant technical sessions of the training workshop and sharing the expertise of Jordan in this important domain. Mr. ÇAĞLAR also stated that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for quality and reliable online education in the digital era by redesigning labour markets with new demands on education systems, including TVET teaching and learning. In order to meet the changing demands of labour markets, TVET institutions are expected to keep up with the latest digital transformations and update the skills of their staff by applying modern and technology-aided instruction methods, he added. Before concluding, he emphasized the need for establishing a linkage between TVET and digital competence and involving both learners and teachers in integrating such skills to shape a sufficient education experience.

In his welcoming remarks, Eng. Ibrahim TARAWNEH, Director General Assistant for Training and Technical Affairs at the VTC of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, pointed out that TVET is of great importance for sustainable development in the OIC Member Countries. He also recalled the revealed need to continue on the distance learning approaches gained during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop digital competencies in order to meet the demands of the labour market. Before concluding his remarks, En. Ibrahim briefed the audience on the achievements and plans of VTC in this field and thanked SESRIC for its continued cooperation and support towards the successful organisation of this training workshop.

The OIC-VET is an initiative of SESRIC officially launched at the COMCEC Economic Summit held in Istanbul, Türkiye, on 09 November 2009. The Centre developed and designed this Programme to support and contribute to the efforts of the OIC Member Countries towards addressing the challenges and limitations faced in the area of TVET. The Programme also aims to enhance the quality of TVET systems in the OIC Member Countries, which in turn contribute to the development and competitiveness of their economies. SESRIC, in its capacity as the Executing OIC Organ of the Programme, monitors the implementation of the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, and regularly submits the progress reports towards the implementation of the Roadmap to the Ministerial Sessions and the Follow-up Committee Meetings of the COMCEC. For more details about the OIC-VET and its activities, please visit: