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A determined vocational education graduate leads his way to success

In July 2020, Amro graduated from LTUC and received his BTEC level II [1] Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 

Apart from relevant technical and theoretical subjects, which are very much in demand in the job market in Jordan, Amro also benefitted from training on CV writing and how to apply for jobs. These soft skills are as important and give confidence to the students invited for a job interview. 

In February 2020, Amro conducted a one-month on-the-job-training (OJT) as part of the programme at a smartphone shop called “Future Dream Mobile”, where he got hands-on training in cellphone maintenance and repair, sales, project management, and staff management. Already at this point, he realized that “only a minority of workers in this field truly master mobile maintenance and those who do will earn a better salary than those who only work in sales.’

The shop owner recognized Amro’s potential, stating that “since day one, I have seen a strong level of persistence and love for what he does. That’s why I decided to offer him a job, after completion of his OJT, first as a salesperson and then I promoted him to a Senior Repair Agent”.  Amro took this job offer and nearly a year later beginning of 2022, he still works for Future Dream Mobile.

This UNESCO project supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea is still on-going, benefitting 166 students as (74 Syrians, 92 Jordanians (92 females, 74 males) in 2022. It is fully aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning".

 

[1] The BTEC are specialist work-related qualifications. They combine practical learning with subject and theory content. There are over 2,000 BTEC qualifications across 16 sectors – they are available from entry level through professional qualifications at level 7 (equivalent to postgraduate study). Under this project, level 2 is offered to the beneficiary students.