Sector Education and Vocational Training
Program/Project Title Italian-Egyptian Integrated Technical Education Cluster (ITEC) in Abu Ghaleb City, Giza Governorate
Budget IEDS Total contribution: 63,206,254 EGP

EDF Total contribution:   71,000,000 EGP

Duration 66 months
End date To be determined
Geographical Target Area Abu Ghaleb, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Applicant Agency Egyptian Education Development Fund (EDF)
Implementing Agency Egyptian Education Development Fund (EDF)
Short Description of the Initiative The project intends to contribute to improving the professional and technical education system in Egypt, in order to meet the needs of the Egyptian labour market, and enhance the competitiveness of Egyptian technicians in regional and global markets.

Building on the experience and lessons learnt of the Integrated Technical Education Cluster (ITEC) established in Demo, Fayoum Governorate, under the second Italian-Egyptian Debt for Development Swap Programme, the project would establish a new ITEC in the City of Abu Ghaleb, Giza Governorate.

The new ITEC will adopt a 3+2 model. The first stage of 3 years will comprise two educational paths the IeFP (the Italian-Egyptian Joint Technical Secondary School) and the VSS (the Egyptian Vocational Secondary School). The IeFP will offer one specialization: the electrical installation and photovoltaic specialisation as a replica of the program adopted in the ITEC in Fayoum. The VSS would offer specialisation in electrical installations, manufacturing, construction and garment.

At the steady state, the yearly number of new student enrolment will reach 1750 as for the following breakdown:

•           300 in the 3 years of the 1st stage of the IeFP

•           100 in the 2 years of the 2nd stage of the ITC

•           300 in the 3 years of the VSS in electrical installations and air-conditioning

•           450 in the 3 years of the VSS in construction

•           300 in the 3 years of the VSS in manufacturing

•           300 in the 3 years of the VSS in garment

Target Beneficiaries Direct beneficiaries in the frame of the project:

a)         2,300 Egyptian students enrolled in the ITEC and in the VSS during the 5 and half years duration of the project.

b)         Other direct beneficiaries are the teachers of the ITEC and the administration staff of EDF.

c)         Indirect beneficiaries are the concerned ministries and the private sector.

Expected Results Result 1:          The ITEC educational and managerial structure is operational and qualitative. The educational model is approved by the MoE including the Italian language preparatory course and the first common year in the VSS. The administrative functions, the assessment of students based on RER approach and the quality assurance system are in place. Promotional activities as well as action for the sustainability of the ITEC are implemented.

Result 2:          The 1st stage of the electrical, solar and photovoltaic installations specialisation is established and is operational in Abu Ghaleb ITEC. The students are registered in the database of the MoE which will grant the diploma of secondary technical education and in the database of Regione Emilia Romagna who will grant the professional qualification of electrical technician “operatore impianti elettrici e solarifotovoltaici”; teaching material is available and teachers are trained.

Result 3:          The 2nd stage of industrial manufacturing is set up for the Abu Ghaleb ITEC. The students are registered in the database of the MoHE who will grant the higher diploma of technology and in the database of Regione Emilia Romagna which will grant the certificate of knowledge and abilities related to the professional qualification of “tecnico dell’automazione industriale”. Students who intend to continue their studies after the 2nd stage will have access to the 3rdstage in the ITEC in Fayoum.

Result 4:          The specialisations of the VSS are established and operational in Abu Ghaleb School. The new curricula are approved by the MoE and the students are registered in the database of the MoE which will grant the diploma of secondary education; teaching material is available and teachers are trained.

Type of Interventions Result 1: The ITEC educational and managerial structure is operational and qualitative

Activity 1.1:    Update / revise educational model for the ITEC

Activity 1.2:    Set up administrative functions in the ITEC

Activity 1.3:    Set up RER system for the quality assurance

Activity 1.4:    Promote the ITEC among local community and institutions

Activity 1.5:    Implement the Italian language summer preparatory course

Activity 1.6:    Develop and implement sustainability instruments

 

Result 2: 1st stage of the ITEC: IeFP in electrical installation

Activity 2.1:    Build new ITEC facilities and renovate 4 workshops

Activity 2.2:    Equip classrooms and laboratories for basic education

Activity 2.3:    Procure and install equipment for IeFP electrical specialisation

Activity 2.4:    Recruit teachers and develop their capacity

Activity 2.5:    Implement the IeFP (1st stage) of electrical specialisation

Activity 2.6:    Set up internship of the electrical specialisation

 

Result 3: 2ndstage in the ITEC: ITC in manufacturing

Activity 3.1:    Upgrade the curricula of the ITC (2ndstage) of the ITEC

Activity 3.2:    Equip classrooms and laboratories for the ITC

Activity 3.3:    Recruit teachers and trainers

Activity 3.4:    Implement the ITC of manufacturing specialisation

Activity 3.5     Set up internship of ITC in manufacturing specialisation

 

Result 4: VSS specialisations

Activity 4.1:    Renovate existing educational building and 4 workshops

Activity 4.2:    Equip offices and classrooms for the VSS

Activity 4.3:    Set up administrative functions and quality system in the VSS

Activity 4.4:    Identify occupations and design qualification descriptors

Activity 4.5:    Implement VSS in electrical installations

Activity 4.6:    Implement VSS in manufacturing

Activity 4.7:    Implement VSS in construction

Activity 4.8:    Implement VSS in garment

Contacts Person EDF

http://www.edf.edu.eg

 

Comments Project Implementing Agreement Signed in August 2016