The head of the National Commission for Vocational and Technical Education and Training, Dr., announced. Ziad Goelis, today, Tuesday, announced the launch of a project to design and develop the business model for technical and vocational education and training institutions (income-generating projects) to open the way for them to develop their products in terms of selling what these institutions produce, whether schools or training centers, to achieve their financial sustainability, and develop their facilities while maintaining… Supervision and subordination to the government according to the rules.
The announcement came from Dr. Joelis during the Commission’s meeting with the representative of German Cooperation (GIZ) and the consulting team from Development Consulting Solutions (Solutions), at the Commission’s headquarters in Ramallah.
The meeting was attended by the Authority’s staff, Mr. Hamdallah Jaber, Dr. Imad Salem, Dr. Nasr Attiani, Raouf Janjat, and from Mr. Muhannad Amin Solutions Company, and Eng. Munjid Hussein.
Dr. confirmed. Joelis emphasized the importance of this project for technical and vocational education and training institutions to invest in the projects they produce from their students within the education and training process to sell them. Or providing services, such as cooking, etc., in specialized centers for the benefit of the local community, within a government control mechanism for disbursement, expenditure, and purchasing, to ensure the financial stability of these institutions, and to relieve the government of financial spending.
He stressed that the Authority considers this project to be one of the important projects that it is working on with its partners, especially since the project is allocated to schools, institutes, and government centers. It can also be distributed to private and private institutions in the country, so that the benefit will spread to everyone, and that schools, centers, and institutes will have the opportunity to market their products for continuity. .
Dr. explained. Joelis said that this first project must succeed and achieve the goals that were set for it, to serve young people of both sexes, and because its success in its first phase will make its dissemination to all professional and technical institutions easier and more effective, as well as strengthening the relationship between the institutions and the surrounding local community.
Dr. stressed. Joelis stressed the need to raise awareness of the importance of the vocational and technical education and training sector for its role in serving youth and future generations, by providing high-quality vocational and technical education and training that meets the needs of the Palestinian market, and provides job opportunities for young people, and the possibility of establishing special projects, after they graduate from vocational and technical education institutions, especially in light of The urgent need in the market for these specializations, due to the low unemployment rates in them, and the availability of great opportunities to open private projects for graduates capable of accommodating large numbers of young people.
In turn, the German Cooperation Advisor, Mr. Rami Al-Battat, said that the German Cooperation and the Authority had agreed on the importance of the project and the necessity of starting its implementation in stages, and then the German Cooperation signed a consulting contract with Solutions Company to design the business model in preparation for the Authority to present it to the government.
Al-Battat pointed out that the business model is based on motivating vocational and technical education and training institutions to increase and develop their productivity, sell their products of goods and services in the markets, and achieve financial returns that achieve financial independence and sustainability, while maintaining sound financial control in accordance with government requirements.
He added: Currently, schools and vocational centers are not allowed to sell their products of various goods and services in the fields of carpentry, blacksmithing, vehicle maintenance, food production services, and other fields, which would have provided revenues allocated to the institution for development and spending instead of relying on government budget allocations.
For his part, Mr. Rani Al-Nahhas, partner in the Consulting Development Solutions Company, confirmed that the company will design an easy-to-implement business model that will allow institutions to work freely and provide the necessary income for them, and at the same time allow the government to follow up on its work through an effective regulatory system
Source: Maan News Agency