A Modular Training Project for Vocational Training and Improvement in Turkey


ARSLAN R., TEKİN Y., YAZICI M., KUŞ A., KAYNAK Z. G.

IndustryHigher Education., 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

Abstract

Various vocational training methods, most of which overlap with lifelong learning programmes, are being used to address the problem of unemployment - an issue of vital importance, especially for developing countries. This article examines the introduction of a modular certification project in Turkey supported by EU training funds. The objective of the project is to enable people who are unemployed to find work and people in employment to improve their professional skills and competences, and therefore their opportunities. The researchers observed the employment status and development of the 245 people who received a certificate. They found that 89% either had found work in a sector consistent with their training, thanks to their participation in the project, or had to taken up a different position in their current field of employment.