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Instructor Training and Research Center, Iran TVTO
مرکز تربیت مربی و پژوهش های سازمان آموزش فنی و حرفه ای کشور (ITC)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2017

The Instructor Training and Research Center (ITC) affiliated to the Iran Technical and Vocational Training Organization (Iran TVTO) was established with cooperation of International Labor Organization (ILO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 1974.

ITC was established to provide and train instructors and trainers of Iran Technical and Vocational Training Organization (Iran TVTO) and other institutions under this organization. ITC is mainly responsible for human resource development and acts as an independent center under the direct control of Iran TVTO’s President.

Iran TVTO, affiliated to the Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare, is responsible for applied and skill training with the objective to create productive employment environment, promote job and work culture in society, develop human resources, train skilled workers and technicians needed for manufacturing and economic enterprises.

Currently, ITC is considered as an advanced skills and specialized training centre, in national and regional level, due to its up to date and comprehensive software and hardware facilities, as well as its professional human resources. It has 17 specialized training departments including; electricity, automotive technology, welding, machine tools, CNC, IT, pedagogy and entrepreneurship, fashion design, wood industries, electronics and mechatronic, HAVC and home appliance, foreign languages agriculture construction and building industries... The Center is ready to expand its cooperation with other training, educational and research institutions, organizations and industries based on its main objectives.


ITC is to contribute the national and international sustainable development and Education for All by providing training for TVT instructors and trainers as the key factor in human resource development. We follow the mission: “Skilled Trainers; Effective Training; Sustainable Development”.



  • To provide and train the specialized human forces in order to achieve Iran TVTO’s goals;
  • To match and harmonize the skill training with labour market needs;
  • To create and provide environment for attaining vocational experiences with skill-oriented training approach.

Regular tasks

  • Planning to develop entrepreneurial culture;
  • Training the instructors and trainers needed for technical and vocational training (TVT) centers, industries and private- sector institutes;
  • Designing and implementing the refresher courses for TVTO’s instructors aiming to promote their knowledge and skills;
  • Applying researching to improve the training effectiveness based on TVTO and labour market needs;
  • Developing and reviewing the training curricula needed for instructors based on technology changes;
  • Providing and developing training contents (training video, software and hardware);
  • Doing the training need analysis in TVT centres, industries, and labour market with an approach to targeting and levelling the training activities;
  • Planning for recreational activities in the field of culture and religious to institutionalize the values and to grow TVTO and ITC’s human force excellence;
  • Training and exchanging with domestic and overseas institutions and having effective relations in the form of joint training and research projects;
  • Providing training services for neighbouring and regional countries;
  • Providing training services in the form of face to face and electronically for applicant domestic institutions and industries;
  • Holding national and regional training seminars, meetings and workshops using domestic and international professors, researchers and experts;
  • Providing technical and vocational training and researches based on labor market needs;
  • Providing consultation services and advices for industrial and service- sector organizations;
  • Contributing to the organization of the Iran National Skills Competition.

Focus and interest

Work area

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


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary 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 lead
Migration     Not interested
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

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
  Moderately 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
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


مرکز تربیت مربی و پژوهش های سازمان آموزش فنی و حرفه ای کشور (ITC)
Tarbiat Morabbi Blvd., Imam Reza (PBUH) Blvd., Azadegan Sq.,
P.O. Box: 3551-31535
3149974115 Karaj
Iran, Islamic Republic of


local time now: ~13:03 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Abbas Karimi
Planning and Research, ITC

UNEVOC Coordinator
Malihe Kheirollahi
Chief Expert
International Affairs Division

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13 February 2021
1st Research- Oriented Event in Iran UNEVOC Center (ITC- Iran TVTO)
To empower and train skilled trainers, Research – oriented TVET for Trainers is one of the six national and international policies in Instructor Training Center & Technical and Vocational Researches (ITC), Iran UNEVOC Center.

To do so, ITC decided to hold the first Research Action Festival
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