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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), exists in different categories:
1) 11 vocational schools and 10 community colleges.
2) 8 training centres for the Ministry of Labour, 20 youth training centres, and 11 UNRWA (UN) training centres.
3) 170 NGO training centres and other private providers.
The number of students registered with the first category remains quite limited in respect to those registered with classical schools and universities. More specifically, the number of community college students is only 9% . It, therefore, becomes important for Palestinian universities to contribute to the development of research, and to teach curricula in this domain. On the one hand, such research must follow the evolution of research in these fields on an international level, and on the other, it must develop its own studies based on Palestine specific context- economy under occupation. The coupling of this academic research with the development of university teaching courses will have an important role in the implementation and monitoring of institutional programs.
Currently, and within Palestinian universities, there are faculties and departments dedicated to Education Sciences. These departments deliver diplomas, of a rather general character, in the sciences of education (Schools, kindergartens, etc.). This project, which we propose as part of Action 2 “Capacity Building” of the Erasmus+ programme, aims at the development of skills, and at rendering it possible to offer study programmes in the fields of professional training and adult training. This project will also provide a comprehensive training programme for teachers of vocational schools and post-secondary professional diplomas. On the European side two French and two German universities are part of the Project.