Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, and Hassan Shehata, Minister of Labor, witnessed the signing of 5 cooperation protocols and agreements with the Federation of Egyptian Industries to launch 5 schools of applied technology, which are the National Bank of Egypt School for Food Industries Technology, majors (mechanics and electricity, quality control and food safety), and a school Banque Misr for Pharmaceutical Industry Technology, and Banque Misr School for Wood and Furniture Industry Technology, specializations (implementation of natural and industrial furniture – wood paints – upholstery – production of handmade wooden furniture pieces before disassembly and assembly), in Giza Governorate, and Banque Misr School for Technology for Building Materials Industries, specializations (examination and selection of marble blocks – General maintenance of washing lines – maintenance of SPD chassis), in Beni Suef Governorate, and the National Bank of Egypt School of Mechanical and Electrical Industries Technology, specialties (mechanics – electrical industries – mechanization of production lines – mechatronics), in Cairo Governorate, at the headquarters of the New Administrative Capital.
At the beginning of the meeting, the minister welcomed the attendees, pointing to the importance of the role of the Federation of Egyptian Industries and the Federation of Egyptian Banks in providing continuous support to the Ministry of Education, in order to qualify the technical education graduate for the labor market.
Dr. Reda Hegazy added that the ministry is seeking to develop the technical education and vocational training system. With the aim of improving the quality of outputs and levels of vocational skills; In order to keep pace with international standards, meet the needs of the labor market in terms of professions and new specializations, and contribute to increasing employment rates for graduates of technical schools; This leads to a reduction in the unemployment rate among this group, and increases its role in meeting the required needs. To implement economic and social development plans in Egypt.
The minister said that we aim to have a student who possesses the skills and competencies that enable him to keep pace with the labor market and competition, noting that the state and the political leadership pay great attention to technical education, which plays a major role in economic development.
Dr. Reda Hegazy added that the ministry attaches great importance to taking positive steps to develop education in Egypt, pointing out that the ministry is making every effort to achieve more successes in order to reach the desired goal, which is the development of education and the preparation of a new generation of qualified students through scientific and intellectual training and equipment.
The Minister of Education added that applied technology schools have changed the mental image of technical education in Egypt, pointing out that some foreign countries have asked for the help of graduates of these schools to work outside Egypt.