Providing legal job opportunities for refugees helps them rebuild their lives and benefits host countries too, aid agencies say.
Vocational schools teach practical skills and enroll many disadvantaged students—a combination that’s difficult to adapt to online learning.
The pandemic stalled tourism and deeply cut the revenues it produces, but students continue to enroll in hospitality education programs, hoping the industry bounces back.
The conference brought together educators, students, entrepreneurs and advocacy groups to discuss how to support young people in the Middle East and other areas.
Three new institutions opened this year and more are planned later in an effort to improve vocational training in advanced technologies.
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.