05.02.2019 - UNESCO Office in Amman

The Republic of Korea and UNESCO celebrate over 200 TVET graduates


04 February 2019 – The Government of the Republic of Korea and the UNESCO Amman office, in collaboration with Luminus Technical University College (LTUC), honored the achievements of vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth. Students were graduating from training under a project funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea. The UNESCO-led scholarship project offered vulnerable youth a chance to pursue post-basic education opportunities, through training programs held at LTUC.

The first phase of the project was completed in late 2017 and saw over 200 successful graduates. During this second phase of the project, a total of 250 Jordanian and Syrian youth enrolled in the BTEC Level 2 diploma program, a one-year, internationally accredited diploma program focusing on six different specialties. Approximately 60% of those collecting their diplomas today were Syrian refugees, while 40% percent of the graduates were women. Students also benefitted from additional courses in English language, life skills, computer literacy and study skills.

His Excellency Mr. Lee Bom-Yon, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Jordan, delivered remarks at the event, wishing the graduates good luck with their upcoming careers and thanking UNESCO and LTUC for their strong collaboration. “Especially in times of crisis, we believe that all youth and adults, girls and boys, women and men, deserve opportunities to develop the skills required for employment, decent work, entrepreneurship, and lifelong learning”.

His Excellency announced the confirmation of funding for a third phase of the project commencing this year, which will again seek to provide 250 beneficiaries with access to high quality TVET, concluding in practical on-the-job training.

Ms. Costanza Farina, UNESCO Representative to Jordan, congratulated the hardworking students. “Our challenge is to make education work for everyone, by promoting inclusion and equity at every level, and to leave no one behind. Innovative programs like this Korea-funded TVET training offer a somewhat non-traditional way of pursuing higher education for those who may have already been left behind”. Ms. Farina expressed appreciation to His Excellency, Mr. Lee Bom-Yon for the unwavering support and strong collaboration that UNESCO enjoys with the Embassy of Korea in Jordan.

Dr. Ayman Maqableh, Dean of LTUC honored the graduates, wishing them success in their future endeavors, commending the Government of the Republic of Korea for their generous funding and UNESCO for the ongoing strong partnership. Engineer Hani Khlaifat, Director of Vocational Training Corporation, also delivered remarks on behalf of the Minister of Labour and applauded the students for their hard work. POSSIBLE QUOTE. The project supports the Government of Jordan’s efforts to provide technical and vocational education and training opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth affected by the Syria Crisis.

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