Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Forming hubs for TVET Innovation | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
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.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to contribute|
|Migration||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|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Moderately interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Moderately interested|
|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|