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Higher Industrial Technical Institute, Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 1995

The Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education is one of the Directorate Generals of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon. The Directorate Generale provides technical and vocational education to the students through a network of technical institutes and schools covering the entire territory of Lebanon. The Directorate General supervises as well all the private institutions providing TVET. At the end of each scholar year, the Directorate General organizes the public examinations and delivers official diplomas such as the Technical Baccalaureate, the dual system secondary education diploma, the Higher Technician Diploma and the Technical Licence (5 years of studies following the secondary education level). The Directorate General develops new curricula, creates new specialties and performs its duties in collaboration with the other ministries and with the representatives of the labor market.

The Higher Industrial Technical Institute is a public Institute rising of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education-Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education-LEBANON.

The Institute prepares the higher technician diploma (2 years of education after the technical baccalaureate or the general baccalaureate) in order to obtain the technical License during one year of studies.

The goal of the HITI is to train students who can achieve their ambitions through the free choice of their future career by providing them with a high technical level of teaching in industrial, artistic and paramedical specialties.

In response to labor market needs and requirements of development, curricula have been designed to develop the spirit of technological innovation and globalization criteria. Thus, teaching and training meet and comply with the standards of production and work while respecting the quality, safety, environmental protection and competitive cost.

Major area of activity or specialisation: Higher technical education for industrial field


Vision Recognizing that TVET produces individual and social benefits encompassing the individual, the economy, and society at large, a high-quality TVET system in Lebanon will seek to:

- For individuals – Promote the employability of all residents of working age and improve their competencies and qualifications.53 The TVET system will positively contribute to the empowerment of individuals in their future careers as they contribute to Lebanese society in general. An inclusive TVET system will provide equal opportunities for all, welcoming marginalized populations, women, youth, minorities and PWDs.

- For businesses – Ensure the availability of a competent workforce for the development of businesses in Lebanon. The quality of TVET provision will act as an incentive for foreign investment.

- For the country – Contribute to inclusive and sustainable development, leaving no one behind. The TVET system will promote the principles of good citizenship, democracy and human rights, serving as a place for constructive dialogue between individuals and communities, and fostering social cohesion.

Mission: To implement this vision, the TVET system in Lebanon will be tripartite-led, fit for purpose and inclusive. It will provide competencies and life skills to meet the skills demand in the labour market, forming part of a larger education system with multiple pathways to encourage lifelong learning.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
  Secondary focus
Developing and building capacities    Not in our mandate


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Researchers    Not our target group
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 contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
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
  Moderately interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately 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


Higher Industrial Technical Institute, Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education (HITI)



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11 June 2014
National training workshop on promoting work and life skills in Lebanon
In May, in the presence of UNEVOC Centres, a national training workshop on promoting capacity development and work skills in the education and training system was held in Lebanon to develop technical and vocational programmes.
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