Ministry of National Education
Directorate General for TVET
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About this Organisation:
Vocational and technical education system in Turkey includes two main dimensions: theoretical (school training) and practical (in-company training). Vocational education policies and activities are mostly carried out by the MoNE within the framework of Law No. 3308, which came into force in 1986 and Law No. 4702 of 2001, which brought about changes to the system, establishing new and strong links of co-operation with industry and commerce.
Ministry of National Education has been restructured by the decree law no. 652, dd.14 September 2011. With this law; 4 different vocational education directorates within ministry are merged to form a unique directorate.
Below are the tasks of General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education:
- To condition and implement policies towards the management of the schools and institutions of vocational and technical education and the education of their students.
- To prepare or outsource the education and training programs, textbooks, educational tools and equipment of vocational and technical schools and submit them to the Board of Education.
- To develop, implement and coordinate the implementation of policies and strategies which will enhance vocational and technical education and strengthen education-employment relationship.
Vocational and technical education institutions raise students as manpower for business and professional branches in line with the objectives of general secondary education and prepare them for higher education. The secondary education institutions offering vocational and technical training enclose compulsory courses in the 9th grade, Information and Communication Technology course and an elective course of three hours. Students are allocated to job families in the 10th grade and occupational branch in the 11th grade and attend to these branches in the 12th grade and graduate.
To meet the labor demands of economic and social sectors through vocational education, to train manpower that hold vocational qualifications in accordance with international standards, to develop and implement policies, strategies that will make the vocation valuable and provide everyone a profession.
To be a leading institution established its quality values, raising creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and productive skilled labor force in its schools who add value to the economic growth, recognized by national and international vocational qualifications in cooperation with the economic and social sectors.
Ms Ozlem Kalkan
Expert- DG for TVET
Mr. Turgay Taşkin
DG for VET – Department of Quality Development
Tel: +90-312-413 1393
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