METEK Project Closing Conference held with the attendance of Mr. Nabi Avcı, Minister of National Education

The closing conference of “Improving the Quality of Vocational Education and Training in Turkey” Project which has been ongoing since 21 May 2012 has been realized in Ankara in 09.12.2014.

The conference hosted Minister of Education Mr. Nabi Avcı, along with Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Security Mr. Halil Etyemez, Counsellor and Head of Section forFinancial Co-Operation, Infrastructural, Social and Regional Projects of the EU Delegation Mr. François Begeot, Board Member of Higher Education Council Mr. Durmuş Günay and other representatives of MoNE.

Minister of Education Mr. Nabi Avcı made a speech in the closing conference and stated that studies aiming at improving quality of vocational and technical education have began long before his term as the Minister of Education and he expressed how glad he was to see the results of the work conducted. After highlighting the importance of cooperation with the business world for better vocational eduation, Miniser Avcı has made an evaluation of the METEK project activities and their results.

A panel regarding the project activities and outputs of these activities has been conduceted where Quality in Vocational Education has been discussed.

Within the METEK project following activities have been realized:

91 draft occupational standards have been prepared.

New models for graduate monitoring systems (e-graduate) have been proposed.

Curriculum development studies have been completed with a total of 3698 participants.

2158 people participated at Vocational Guidance and Career Counselling trainings.

268 trainers have been trained under Trainings for Trainers.

3029 teachers, students and sector representatives have been reached through ‘Career Days’ in pilot provinces.

3077 participants consisting of private sector representatives, students, teachers and representatives of social partners participated at “Cooperation with Business World” seminars

“Cooperation with Social Partners” conferences have been conducted with participation of 1059 people in 10 provinces.

Under the umbrella of METEK Project, a total number of 19.000 people have been reached out.