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The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
الهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب (PAAET)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1995

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training was established to incorporate the various educational facilities that had been created to fill the need for technical and vocational education and training in Kuwait.


The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training PAAET has developed its mission to meet the demands of an effective labour market through its various sectors (private, public and contributory) to provide national, educated and trained manpower with high competency, quality and adequacy. Providing a unique researchable, investable, trainable, cultural medium that interacts with the sustainable developments to transform Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub achieving optimal utilization of resources and abilities.

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training is a flagship institution in the areas of applied education, research and training. It is a leading institute locally, regionally, globally and internationally. It is an in lighting source of creativity, innovation and development, achieves the aspirations of its members and its partners with high quality, a leader in development in various fields.


To lead the TVET sector in the country, and supervise the public and private TVET institutions to fulfill their role in the process of social and economic development.

Regular tasks

In order to achieve its objectives, PAAET offers a wide range of educational and training programmes of technical and vocational nature. These programmes are consisting of two categories of training programmes: regularly scheduled, open-registration programmes while the other category is special courses, which are developed at client request. PAAET also conducts in-service training, community service and continuing education programmes. All such educational services are offered through its colleges, institutes and training centres

Today, PAAET is larger than ever. There are currently more than 39,000 students enrolled at the PAAET colleges and institutes.

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
Migration     Not interested
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
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
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
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


الهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب (PAAET)
Adailiya area, Third Ring Road
00000 Kuwait city


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Ali Almudhaf

UNEVOC Coordinator
Engr. Khaled Al-Kandari

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1 June 2016
Regional stakeholders reaffirm importance of TVET in Cairo
More than 40 TVET policy makers and government officials from eight Arab States reaffirmed the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for socio-economic development during a two-day Regional Forum for managers of TVET institutions
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