The research is to be carried out for the “Programme for Improving the Employment Prospects for the Syrian Refugees and Host Communities by Providing High-Quality VET and Apprenticeship in Turkey (VET4JOB)”.
The Programme is financed by the European Union and its implementation commenced on January 1st 2020 as per the agreement signed between the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey and Expertise France. The Directorate General of Vocational Education and Training of the Ministry of National Education (MoNE DGVET) and Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK) are the beneficiaries of the Programme, which is run in cooperation with these organisations by Expertise France and its implementation partner EDUSER Consulting.
The Programme aims to ease the access of Syrian and host communities to sustainable sources of livelihoods and employment by supporting the development of skills in line with the needs of the labour force market through apprenticeship and vocational education. The Programme is being run in 12 provinces of Turkey (Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya and Mersin), at a total of 33 vocational education institutions of which 31 are Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) and two are Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools (VTAHs).