Amman- 23 January , 2017

On Monday 23rd of January 2017, 5 GIZ staff (among them GIZ Country Director Michaela Baur) and 18 representatives from various stakeholders of the Jordanian educational sector convened in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Amman, to discuss the results of the GIZ Appraisal Mission.

The members of the Mission had toured Jordan from 9th of January until 22nd of January 2017, to prepare a proposal for a new GIZ program (‘Promotion of labor-market TVET and applied Higher Education’), which shall be handed in to the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Many different sites have been visited, and more than 60 interviews were conducted.

On behalf of GJU, Dr. Ziad Abuelrub (Head of GJU’s Industrial Relations Committee) and Randolph Galla (Dual Studies Advisor in GJU’s Office for Industrial Links) attended the meeting and reported about the results to GJU’s Presidency. Other participants came from the Ministry of Higher Education, the Higher Education Accreditation Council, al-Balqa University, the Jordan Chamber of Industry, the Vocational Training Center, Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II Technical University, and the Ministry of Planning.

The overall objective of the program is to enhance education in order to “increasingly meet the needs of the Jordanian labor market”. The program shall consist of three main components (“pillars”), Policy and Public-Private Dialogue, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Applied and Dual Studies.

In the discussion, participants unanimously voiced their strong support for the presented project design and are looking forward to the implementation of the different components of the program.