|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
|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
|Comments||Project Implementing Agreement Signed in August 2016|