Erfolgsgeschichten aus dem TVET-Netzwerk

Egyptian-European Technical University (EETU)

The Egyptian-European Technical University (EETU), in process of establishment, strives to be a pioneer in high-quality technical and interdisciplinary education with a strong focus on personality development and current labor market trends. Following the successful example of the German model of Universities of Applied Sciences (“Fachhochschulen”), strong links to vocational training and the industry are at the core of the university philosophy. Therefore, the EETU is setting up partnerships with Universities of Applied Sciences in the German-speaking region (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) introducing new fields of innovative and highly-demanded specializations which increases employability and drives the economic growth of the country. The establishment of the EETU is one of the key projects of the Modern Foundation for Development and Education Improvement (MDE), the latter acting as the umbrella of a broad scope of activities which include setting up a research council and a technical teacher training academy in the frame of the bilateral agreement between Germany and Egypt, support and development of existing vocational schools and education clusters, youth and women empowerment projects with the National Council for Women, training and supervision of capacity building programs, organizing workshops and forums related to the latest global trends in education (the most recent Forum in April titled “Innovation in Education”).
MDE/EETU is currently also working on the establishment of a vocational school according to the German dual system, which will be closely linked to the EETU and the integrated industries. First contacts with relevant stakeholders and expert know-how in this field have been established and are being developed.  

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Qualified education is fundamental to the economic development of Egypt so that it creates prospects for young people. That’s why KfW is active in TVET promotion through a funding of EUR 50.5m (loans and grants) + EUR 20m (debt swap). The main objectives of KfW-funded projects are to improve employability through a labor-market oriented TVET. KfW supports the implementation of two Centres of Excellence in Hurghada and Aswan focusing on renewable energy and energy-efficiency-related training. Through a debt swap, KfW finances the ITEC in Assiut as a unique model of TVET in Egypt.

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development

The German Hotel School El Gouna was founded in 2002 to implement the German Dual System in cooperation with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Leipzig/Germany (IHK-Leipzig), distinguished hotels in El Gouna and Hurghada and many other interested donors and cooperation partners. The school is owned now by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and managed by Rahn Education Company. In our school, all the hotel subjects are taught in German language through credited German experts. Our graduates get an immediate job at the same training hotel once he/she graduated from the school. It is worth to be mentioned that our school has participated in the competition of “Future Chef” organized by TVET II. Our school became the 4th out of 25 schools from all over Egypt at the first stage of the competition in November 2018.

Ericsson Egypt Limited

Graduate project
We offer a 12 months training opportunity in information and communications technology for fresh gradautes from Egyptian universities. After 12 months, the graduates will have the chance to join Ericsson or other companies. It is an annual program. In 2019/2020 we had 35 graduates, from which 30 got hired afterwards. We plan to start the 2020/2021 graduate program in July 2020.

Girls in technology
We offer training and a job opportunity for up to 12 femal graduates from technical schools (vocational studies) to become telecom technicians. The project will start in July-August 2020.

EAGLE Chemicals

Mubarak-Kohl project
In coordination with the school, we take the responsibility to train a number of their students from the 1st to the 3rd year (final graduation) in the technical departments that match with their specialization of study. In May2020, we were glad to have four graduates from the department of Engineering, two from Electrical Maintenance and two from Mechanical Maintenance. We not only train them but guarantee for each an opportunity for career growth in our factory. We offer them the chance to work with us as permenant employees who are familiar with our culture, teammates and technical knowledge.

Contact Person: Mrs. Kholoud Ahmed, Mobile: 01229078111