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Ministry of National Education
Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı (Mesleki ve Teknik Eğitim Genel Müdürlüğü) (MoNE)

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 2012

TVET system in Turkey includes two main dimensions: theoretical (school training) and practical (in-company training).TVET policies and activities are mostly carried out by the MoNE within the framework of related laws and regulations. TVET, in cooperation with socialand economic sectors, aims to raise qualified labor with

national and international vocational competence and professional ethics and professional values, composed of innovative, entrepreneurial, and productive individuals contributing to the economy. Main objectives are; establishing a system which offers appropriate learning opportunities in accordance with the interests, abilities and temperaments of individuals, focusing on professional and work ethics, innovative, preparing individuals for employment,and being improved according to the needs of economic and social sectors and renewed continuously in cooperation with stakeholders.

In 2017-2018 academic year, a total of 5,689,427 students received education in secondary education. 1,987,282 of these

students are in TVET.The formal education given within the scope of vocational and technical education is carried out in three types of schools: Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools, Multi-program Anatolian High Schools and Vocational Education Centers. Vocational and technical education within the scope of non-formal education is given in Vocational Open Education High Schools. Educational processes vary according to school types.Programs in 54 fields and 199 branches under these fields are being implemented in Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools. Programs in 27 fields and 142 branches under these fields are being implemented in Vocational Education Centers.

Priorities of TVET in Turkey:

• Raise qualified labor in line with the requirements,

• Manage vocational and technical education with a participatory approach,

• Ensure that graduates are trained to participate in production,

• Continuously improve the vocational and technical education system and raise its quality,

• Prepare modular teaching programs in line with the requirements of the labor market,

• Ensure social and sectoral integration of education in order to increase efficiency and competitiveness in the economy,

• Provide individuals with necessary knowledge and skills required by a profession as well as competences for adapting to change,

• Educate students with an Ahi approach, which is the basis of our national culture, and with the relevant work ethics,

• Take an active part in the achievement of human oriented development by means of TVET

• Provide individuals with basic competences as well as high-level skills on information and communication technologies in specific areas along with the digitalization process

For more information and further reading: http://mtegm.meb.gov.tr/meb_iys_dosyalar/2019_10/01115724_No1_Turkiyede_Mesleki_ve_Teknik_Egitimin_Gorunumu_ENG.pdf


To meet the labor force demands of the economic and social sectors with vocational and technical education, provide necessary actions for those who want to have a profession, to develop a professionally qualified workforce in accordance with national and international standards, to develop and implement strategies and policies to make the profession valuable.


- to be a leading institution with its accepted and recognized vocational qualifications at national and international level in cooperation with the social and economic sectors of the society, an institution created its own quality values with national, spiritual, professional values and educating competent workforce that adds value to the economy who are innovative, entrepreneurial and productive.

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
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary 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 lead
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
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
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

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


Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı (Mesleki ve Teknik Eğitim Genel Müdürlüğü) (MoNE)
Atatürk Bulvarı No: 98 1. Kat A Blok
06500 Ankara


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Expert Ozlem Kalkan
Directorate General for TVET

UNEVOC Coordinator
Expert Ozlem Kalkan
Directorate General for TVET

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1 November 2018
UNEVOC Centre publishes an outlook of TVET in Turkey
The outlook elaborates the historical development of vocational and technical education in Turkey and the current Turkish Vocational and Technical Secondary Education System according to programs and occupational fields.
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