Ref No 544014-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES

This project aims at creating a solid academia-industry integrated diploma for the development and training of technical teachers in Egypt targeting most needed areas, namely mechanical, industrial, electrical and mechatronics to produce a new generation of technical teachers equipped with international standard and industry-oriented technical knowledge,who shall be capable to fulfill Egypt’s imminent need of qualified technicians.

This shall be realized by an EG and EU accredited diploma lasting for 9 months, 6 of which covered at the participating universities and the remaining 3 months shall be covered by practical courses at the industry.

The EU-certification is granted by FESTO (World’s leader in technical education and global manufacturer of industrial high end equipment).

 The 6 month academic part shall be split in boththeoretical (1/4) and practical training (3/4) using FESTO Authorized and Certified Training Centers, which shall be a key ingredient in the success of the project due to the high quality standard of this global chain of German training centers.

This shall complete the cycle started with a former TEMPUS project (AES), which targeted Master students and professional engineers in Mechatronics.

The targets for this project are technical teachers in Middle Technical Institutes, vocational schools and the newly established chain of Industrial Technical Clusters, owned and managed by the Educational Development Fund in Egypt.

The proposed diploma shall be developed in cooperation between universities, public authorities, NGOs and industry. The plan is to start running this diploma during the third year of the project to account for fine adjustments.

A gap analysis will be developed and followed by comprehensive course development, which is based on actual academia-industry relationship.

A wide community impact is expected from the outcome of this project as outlined by various stakeholders from the educational and industrial communities.

Type of services provided:

1- Develop Higher vocational education in Egypt

2- Design new high diploma program for Technical teachers.

3- Establish a concret connections between academic fields and industrial needs.

4- Design new traning courses for technicians according to industrial demands.

Name of consortium members:

University Of Oviedo

Ain Shams University

Aswan University

Nile University,

Helwan University

South Westphalia University of Applied Science

Politecnico Di Torino Educational

Development Fund Industrial Training

Council General Syndicate for Industrial Investors Festo Didactic

GmbH & Co. KG Bavarian Auto Manufacturing Company Procter and Gamble Company

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