Signing a cooperation agreement between higher education and the International Labor Organization to launch the “Higher Education Program for Vocational Guidance for Employment”

Aya Hussain

Dr. Reda testified Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education Today, the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Higher Education and the International Labor Organization in cooperation with the United Kingdom to launch the “Higher Education for Vocational Guidance for Employment” program.

This came in the presence of Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Hassan Shehata, Minister of Manpower, and Gareth Bailey, the British Ambassador in Cairo, Eric Ochlan, Director of the Office of the International Labor Organization, Engineer Mohamed Zaki Al-Suwaidi, President of the Federation of Industries, and a group of university presidents, and representatives of public, private and technological universities.

During his speech, Dr. Reda Hegazy expressed his happiness for attending this important event, which is a promising step towards preparing a generation of Egyptian university graduates who are qualified to enter the labor market, pointing out that the university centers project is y A goal of professional development funded by the United States Agency for International Development, which is implemented by the American University in Cairo, as it aims to establish and operate professional development centers to help students and graduates plan their career path in the labor market and acquire the required skills.

Dr. Reda Hegazy said, “We are working at an accelerated pace, keeping pace with these changes ; To develop our educational systems in a way that qualifies us to deal with the challenges facing the endeavors of economic development in Egypt. We believe that the development of the education system in Egypt must be carried out in cooperation and integration between all relevant institutions, whether at the level of ministries, local organizations, or international partners, in order to achieve the vision Comprehensive development.”

Hegazy indicated that our invitation today to sign the cooperation agreement for the “Higher Education for Vocational Guidance for Employment” project confirms this meaning, and gives the opportunity for all parties to come together around one goal and agree on a common goal that we are all moving towards achieving, creators and not recipients, researchers and inventors and not Using what others invented, starting from the pre-university education stage, in which a person’s personality, orientations, way of thinking, and vision of life are formed.

Hegazy referred to the development of the technical education and vocational training sector, based on the Egyptian Constitution (2014), which stipulates that the state is committed to encouraging technical and technical education. , vocational training, and its development, and we seek to change the image Society has a mentality about the graduate of technical education, and the expansion of all its types, in accordance with international quality standards, and commensurate with the needs of the labor market, and in implementation of the directives of the political leadership to pay attention to the development of all aspects of the technical education system in Egypt.

The minister concluded his speech by emphasizing that the Ministry of Education and Technical Education enjoyed deep relations And successful with its international partners, as this is evident in the joint programs that are implemented in cooperation with the British Embassy, ​​such as training programs for English language teachers, and other joint efforts that support the implementation of the strategic goals of education in Egypt.