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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)


Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a rapidly expanding sector in Jordan. TVET is an essential component to provide youth with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the needs of today’s increasingly competitive and knowledge-based economy. In line with national development priorities such as the National Agenda and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework in Jordan, UNESCO’s action aims at mainstreaming access to and improving the quality of the TVET sector in Jordan and promoting and strengthening entrepreneurship education to respond to the needs of the Jordanian Labor market. Main actions constitute capacity building, technical support and development of Arabic resource manuals to enhance both access to and quality of TVET programmes in Jordan.

The following are core activities of UNESCO Amman Office in the field of TVET:

  • Support to three UNESCO-UNEVOC (International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training) centers in Jordan.
  • UNESCO Amman is part of a regional project in Entrepreneurship Education (EPE). This project is a joint project between the StratREAL Foundation UK and UNESCO Beirut. The project includes two main components: the collection, systematization and dissemination of innovative and successful experiences of EPE from different countries in the region (2009-2010); and the provision of technical support to the development of strategic plans to facilitate the incorporation of the concept of EPE in the educational systems (2010-2012).
  • The creation of the UNESCO Chair in TVET at Al-Balqa Applied University.
  • The Internet portal “TVET-Portal – The Arab Gate to TVET” was developed and implemented by participants in a long-term InWEnt (Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung) training programme that took place in Germany. The portal is in Arabic and English and aims to support TVET professionals (managers, teachers, instructors, etc.) in all Arab countries.Related Links:

Public and Private Partnerships in the Arab States

TVET and E-Learning Conference in Amman