The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) brought together in Luxor this week 600 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 28 schools to highlight the Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project’s efforts to link Egyptian students with the workforce and private sector jobs.
The WISE project selected over 2,300 Egyptian teachers and school staff from 28 schools in five governorates to receive training to provide career guidance for students, assist students in understanding the labor market and employment options, increase entrepreneurship and innovation in technical schools, and adapt curricula to better meet the needs of the job market. This important project involving teachers and staff from schools in Alexandria, Port Said, Ismailia, Aswan, and the Red Sea area allows USAID to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to working with Egypt to help technical school students make a successful transition to employment, and to do that across the entire country.
“Through our Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project, we are working with the MOETE to train teachers and link skilled graduates with the private sector,” said USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. “Since 2016, technical school teachers have provided career counseling to nearly 10,500 students, facilitated over 4,800 internship opportunities, and helped 5,400 graduates secure employment.”
This project is part of the $30 billion that the American people have invested in Egypt through USAID since 1978. To find out more about USAID’s work in Egypt, please see www.usaid.gov/egypt, and follow along on Facebook and Twitter at @USAIDEgypt.
Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Embassy – Cairo.