Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) and ILO join forces to foster social cohesion through vocational training

the ILO Country Office Ankara, in close collaboration with the ILO Skills and Employability Branch and the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) organized a workshop to train TVET trainers on the design and implementation of vocational training programs in contexts of fragility.

The two and a half workshop on the implementation of vocational training programs in contexts of fragility, took place the third week of December 2019 and brought together a group of experienced TVET trainers from different regions in Turkey.

While sharing their experiences in an interactive setting, the participants reflected on strategies, debated challenges and developed concrete activities, to foster social cohesion in the classroom and beyond. The inputs collected throughout the workshop will feed into a guide for TVET trainers on fostering social cohesion through vocational training.

Turkey continues to host the largest number of refugees worldwide, with close to 4.1 million refugees, including 3.7 million Syrians. These populations are often disconnected from educational and employment opportunities, ultimately perpetuating their vulnerability and potentially stirring grievances between refugee and host communities