The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training was established to incorporate the various educational facilities that had been created to fill the need for technical and vocational education and training in Kuwait.
The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training PAAET has developed its mission to meet the demands of an effective labour market through its various sectors (private, public and contributory) to provide national, educated and trained manpower with high competency, quality and adequacy. Providing a unique researchable, investable, trainable, cultural medium that interacts with the sustainable developments to transform Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub achieving optimal utilization of resources and abilities.
The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training is a flagship institution in the areas of applied education, research and training. It is a leading institute locally, regionally, globally and internationally. It is an in lighting source of creativity, innovation and development, achieves the aspirations of its members and its partners with high quality, a leader in development in various fields.
To lead the TVET sector in the country, and supervise the public and private TVET institutions to fulfill their role in the process of social and economic development.
In order to achieve its objectives, PAAET offers a wide range of educational and training programmes of technical and vocational nature. These programmes are consisting of two categories of training programmes: regularly scheduled, open-registration programmes while the other category is special courses, which are developed at client request. PAAET also conducts in-service training, community service and continuing education programmes. All such educational services are offered through its colleges, institutes and training centres
Today, PAAET is larger than ever. There are currently more than 39,000 students enrolled at the PAAET colleges and institutes.
16 October 2019YEM Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning 2019
Stakeholders representing industry, policy and training institutions from across six YEM Partner countries participated at the Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning in Rabat. A Regional Report on WBL was also launched at this workshop, which provides a set of general findings and guidelines about how to advance the provision of WBL experiences for the youth in the YEM Countries and the broader Arab States. (more
1 November 2018UNEVOC Centre in Saudi Arabia receives an award
In the path of seeking the goals of 2030 Vision in Saudi Arabia, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) received King Abdulaziz Quality Award. The award is to seek institutional excellence in the government sector, private institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The evaluation of the award consist of individual and group office evaluation.
24 October 2018Saudi Arabia's TVTC takes part in skills conference in Amsterdam
Saudi Arabia's Technical and Vocational Training Corporation has participated in the General Assembly of the WorldSkills Conference 2018, in Amsterdam, from Oct. 15 - 18. The conference includes 500 representatives and delegates from 79 member states. The meeting, held every two years, creates conversations on the global future of innovative skills solutions. (more
26 June 2018Focus on work-based learning to foster youth employment in Arab region
This June 2018 workshop examined and discussed the status of work-based learning programmes for young people in the Arab region, and UNESCO shared and discussed the preliminary findings of a new comparative synthesis study that draws upon country studies from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. (more
5 June 2018Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre, hosts International Conference on TVET
Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre in the Basque Country, Spain, organized an international conference titled ‘International Encounters on Vocational Training – Anticipating the Future’. Participants from around the world discussed current and emerging challenges of ongoing digital transformation of industry and businesses, and responding to them through increased collaboration and knowledge exchange. (more
19 October 2017UNESCO-UNEVOC at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
Held as part of the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, UNESCO-UNEVOC actively participated in the conference with a theme of ‘Skills Strategies for a globalized world’ , organized as a platform for shaping the global skills agenda. The discussions addressed the changing skills demands of the globalized world on the way people live, learn, and work and the required response as it was held in Abu Dhabi from the 16-17 October 2017. (more
24 May 2016Delegation from Qatar visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC had the pleasure to welcome Mr Rupert Mclean, former Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC and current QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies as well as UNEVOC Centre Coordinator for the College of the North-Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q), and Mr Abdulla Ahmed Kamal Naji from the Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), to the UN Campus in Bonn Germany (more
16 January 2015Delegation from Palestine at UNESCO-UNEVOC
The visit was part of a study tour organized by GIZ for its partner institutions in Gaza to familiarize key TVET actors from Palestine with the German dual vocational education system, and with possibilities of international cooperation in TVET. (more
17 December 2014TVET in the knowledge-based society: Saudi Arabia
At the request of the Saudi Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Shyamal Majumdar visited Riyadh to share technical expertise and deliver a keynote presentation on “Knowledge-based societies and TVET” at the Seventh Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCEX-7). (more
12 December 2014New country reports in World TVET Database
New country reports have been published for Benin, Cambodia, Chad, Iraq, Latvia, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, Uganda and USA. UNESCO-UNEVOC continues to expand the World TVET Database and more country reports will be available soon. (more
13 November 2014Jordanian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation from Jordan including representatives of two UNEVOC Centres in Jordan to its premises on 10 November 2014. The delegation came to Bonn with the aim of learning more about UNESCO-UNEVOC, and in particular the UNEVOC Network. (more
27 November 2013King Abdullah scholarships for teacher trainers
PINZ has managed a program that has seen students from its sister UNEVOC Center TVTC in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, come to New Zealand to complete their degrees followed by a Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT). (more
30 October 2009
ICTs and e-learning in TVET in Arab countries, Amman, 12-13 October 2009 (more