Workers report unsafe conditions, low pay, and few protections, despite hopes for a better future through these programs.
For many refugees in the Arab region, entrepreneurship is a chance to build an independent life. But doing so is not easy in many host countries.
Isolated workshops led by outside experts fail to tap teachers’ own expertise, says a researcher working on models for Lebanon.
A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.
Don Bosco’s Italian Institute for Vocational Education, in Egypt, breaks the stereotype of that form of education as being inferior.
In search of better jobs, Tunisian women have started to study vocational subjects traditionally taken only by men.
An organization in the Central African Republic helps reintegrate young people released from fighting groups by teaching them a trade.
Vocational education’s goal of giving young people practical skills that would make them desirable to employers isn’t working out in Egypt.
Constantly changing government decisions have discouraged students from pursuing vocational and technical professions.
Despite the opportunities that vocational education can provide to support Gaza’s deteriorating economy, many challenges still hinder it.