The first meeting of
the thematic working group in Gaza took place on the 10th of May.
The thematic working group consists of two representatives from the Ministry of Labour (MoL) & the Ministry of Education (MoE), representatives from schools, VTCs and colleges and representatives from the private sector (Chamber of Commerce, PFI and PITA) and Islamic Relief Palestine (IRPAL).
The meeting focused on a SWOT and stakeholders’ analysis for Work-Based Learning (WBL) in the Gaza Strip and the results of this workshop will be integrated with the results of the same workshop conducted in the West Bank. Both thematic working groups will work closely together as one national body to ensure the approval and dissemination of the strategy in both areas.
Working on the WBL strategy is considered to be an essential step for ECIB (Enhancing Capacities for institution building) to integrate WBL within the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education & Training) system.
In the coming months more workshops will be conducted to finalize the strategy and to have it approved by policy makers.