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Ministry of National Education
Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı (MoNE)

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 2012

The vocational and technical education system in Turkey includes two main dimensions: theoretical (school training) and practical (in-company training). Vocational education policies and activities are mostly carried out by the MoNE within the framework of Law No. 3308, which came into force in 1986 and Law No. 4702 of 2001, which brought about changes to the system, establishing new and strong links of co-operation with industry and commerce. The vocational education system includes:

• Vocational and technical high schools providing training in 228 occupations and giving access or leading to the qualification of specialized worker and technician;

• Apprenticeship training, which is a combination of mainly practical training provided in enterprises and theoretical training provided in vocational education centers;

• Informal education can be provided primarily through vocational education centers.

Ministry of National Education has been restructured by the decree law no. 652, dd.14 September 2011. With this law 5 different vocational education directorates within ministry are merged to form a unique directorate:

- General Directorate of Technical Education for Boys,

- General Directorate of Technical Education for Girls,

- General Directorate of Commerce and Tourism Education,

- Department of Health Affairs,

- Department of Development and Promotion of Apprenticeship, Vocational and Technical Education

Below are the tasks of General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education:

a) To condition and implement policies towards the management of the schools and institutions of vocational and technical education and the education of their students.

b) To prepare or outsource the education and training programs, textbooks, educational tools and equipment of vocational and technical schools and submit them to the Board of Education.

c) To develop, implement and coordinate the implementation of policies and strategies which will enhance vocational and technical education and strengthen education-employment relationship.


To meet the labor demands of economic and social sectors through vocational education, to train manpower who hold vocational qualifications in accordance with international standards, to develop and implement policies, strategies that will make the vocation valuable and provide everyone a profession.


To be a leading institution established its quality values, raising creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and productive skilled labor force in its schools who add value to the economic growth, recognized by national and international vocational qualifications in cooperation with the economic and social sectors.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı (MoNE)
Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı Beşevler Kampüsü
L. Blok 2. Kat Beşevler
06500 Ankara


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Assoc Prof Mustafa Hilmi Çolakoğlu
Advisor to the Minister

UNEVOC Coordinator
Expert Ozlem Kalkan
Directorate General for TVET

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page date 2020-01-24



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