Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Modernizing Industrial Schools Using Information and Communication Technologies
Location 10 governorates
Duration 36 months
Start – End date 01.01.20101-31.01.2013
Budget EGP 8,263,690.00 (IEDS)

EGP 8,263,368 (MCIT Contribution)

Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
Implementing Institution UNDP/ Egypt Information and Communications Technology Trust Fund (ICT-TF)
Description Within the overall Egyptian Educational Initiative, the purpose of this project is to enhance and strengthen the technical education and vocational training using ICT solutions. The targeted beneficiaries are teachers and students at industrial schools, as well as the wider community surrounding these schools. In the project 10 vocational schools of 5-year program will be modernized in ICT infrastructure, e-curricula and HR capacity building. Furthermore, an e-learning centre will be empowered to serve all technical schools’ students as well as trainees from surrounding community. The centre will be operated in cooperation with an Italian institution (DONBOSCO). The selected industrial schools will serve as Vocational Community Learning Centres (VCLC), with the purpose of teaching ICT-based courses as well as vocational courses to the community at large. Trainees will become more aware of the benefits of new technologies and improve their ICT skills. Finally, this pilot project is intended to become a model of technical education and vocational training to be replicated domestically and, possibly, internationally
Expected Results 1.      Modernizing industrial schools using ICT

2.      Developing ICT as well as vocational skills for teachers and administrators in industrial schools

3.      Empowering e-learning support services at the Italian institution DONBOSCO

4.      Promotion of VCLC in vocational schools in cooperation with DONBOSCO

Target Beneficiaries –          The primary beneficiaries of the programme will be students, teachers and administrators in selected schools.

–          Also, students and citizens enrolled or in close vicinity to ICT-enabled vocational industrial schools.

–          Impact is expected on the labour market due to the qualitative and quantitative improvement of ICT-skilled workers through the e-learning centre as well as vocational community learning centres (VCLCs).

Additional beneficiaries will be the managers of ICT and education projects, service providers and educational data analysts.

Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it