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First Technical Education and Vocational Training Conference

31 March to 2 April 2014, Kuwait

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) organized under the Patronage of His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, represented by H.E Dr. Ali Al Obeidi, Minister of Health and the Acting Minister of Education, the First Technical Education and Vocational Training Conference in Kuwait from 31 March to 2 April 2014. The conference aimed at exchanging experiences and discussing strategies for TVET development in the light of global changes that occur in the labour market. In addition, participants presented important international experiences and the latest educational and training methods.

Mr Ousama Al-Duaij Assistant Deputy Director General for Training at PAAET and the general coordinator of the conference highlighted that the conference provided useful knowledge and skills to the conference attendants. The provision of knowledge was through the sharing of practical experiences in research and training projects in various specialties. Many instructors at PAAET attended the conference. This first conference in Kuwait was attended by 300 local, regional and international high-level leaders and officials in the field of education and training, including representatives of the UNEVOC Network in the Arab region. The conference themes were: training programmes; trainers and educators; implementation of training programs using modern technologies; and TVET and the labour market.

UNESCO Offices in Beirut and Doha organized two workshops in the conference programme: Entrepreneurship Education applications in the Arab Region and TVET opportunities for girls and Woman.

An exhibition was held alongside the conference. The exhibition housed modern training equipment from many international companies. These equipments are used in the PAAET Institutes for training.

More information (website PAAET)

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