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Maldives Polytechnic

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2019

Maldives Polytechnic was created by a Presidential Decree under Article 116 of the constitution of the Maldives on April 12, 2010 as the national government institution to develop, manage and provide training facilities for technical and vocational education and training. The institution has evolved over the years since founded in 1975. The following historical facts outline the journey of Maldives Polytechnic,

  • Founded as Vocational Training Centre (VTC) on 14th October 1975.
  • In October 1996 VTC was transferred to Maldives Institute of Technical Education (MITE)
  • In 1999 MITE was changed to Faculty of Engineering Technology (FET) under Maldives College of Higher Education
  • The current name, Maldives Polytechnic was established on 12th April 2010
Maldives Polytechnic operates within the Maldives Qualification Framework aligned with the principles and practices of partnership with the industry and community to provide demand driven skills development for economic growth and the needs of the people for employment.


The leading national centre for excellence in vocational and technical education.

Mission: To create opportunities for school leavers and adult learners to acquire skills, knowledge and values for employability and lifelong learning in a global economy


1. Provide demand driven skills training programs relevant to the industry requirement, and seek industry assistance and collaboration in conducting such training programs

2. Organize and conduct mobile skills training program

3. Offer employability skills and knowledge to job seekers.

4. Facilitate and support employers for the upgrading of their technical and vocational skills

5. Develop technical and vocational training programs to create pathways for higher education and training.

6. Support continuing education for skilled workers through Open Learning and ELearning

7. Provide career guidance and assistance in job placement with support from industry

8. Identify the special trade skills practiced in different localities of the country (e.g. boat building, blacksmithing, lacquer work, weaving and embroidery) and implement programs to promote these trade skills in various parts of the country.

9. Encourage invention and promote innovation in technical and vocational area and disseminate such invention and innovation to the public.

10. Undertake research on technical and vocational education and publish such research

Regular tasks

Maldives Polytechnic offers programs, and courses, workshops and seminars that are demand driven and needs based made available through

  • Structured cooperative types of training (Classes, seminars, workshops)
  • On-the-job-training /Apprenticeship programs in partnership with industry
  • Open Learning/Distance Education/E-Learning
  • Mobile Training
  • Private/Community training providers

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 lead
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
   Interested to learn
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

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
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean    Not interested


Maldives Polytechnic
Rehendhi Hingun
20364 Malé


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Ahmed Nasir
Head of Institute

UNEVOC Coordinator
Majida Majeed
Student Service

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