TitleEnhancing TVET Relevance to Labor Market Needs
Type of projectEducation and Labour Market, Vocational Education & Training (VET)
ClientMinistry of Trade and Industry
Origin of fundingEuropean Commission - EuropeAid, Brussels, Belgium
Duration01/2017 - 07/2020

The project "Enhancing TVET relevance to Labor Market needs" is part of the programme "Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform Programme in Egypt - Phase II (TVET II)". The programme aims at improving the structure and performance of the TVET system to better respond to Egypt's new socio-economic needs, and in particular at boosting the employability of youth and increasing the country's competitiveness.

The Programme builds on the achievements of the previous EU-Egypt supported project "Reform of the Technical Vocational Education and Training system in Egypt (TVET I)". The actions to be implemented through TVET II will more strongly focus on the Tourism sector in each of the three components, but the Programme will be kept as one intervention under the umbrella of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (the Government's supervisory/ managing body for the Programme). The Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Federation will be adequately represented in the implementation arrangement of the programme.

The component 2 of the TVET II Programme "Enhancing TVET relevance to Labor Market needs" aims that:

  • The process of identifying the demand for skills in selected economic sectors is operational, and is applicable to the development of TVET programmes accordingly;
  • Tracer studies targeting the beneficiaries of the programmes developed on the basis of the skills needs identified are systematically conducted to evaluate the labour market relevance.