5 Welding Excellence Centers to be Established in Istanbul

A resource center of excellence will be established in Istanbul
A resource center of excellence will be established in Istanbul

In cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO), 5 centers of excellence will be established for the training of welders needed by the industry.


The meeting was attended by Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) Chairman Erdal Bahçıvan and sector representatives, Vocational and Technical Education General Manager Kemal Varım Numanoğlu, Head of Strategy Department Fatih Leblebici and the related department heads under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer, the troubles were put on the table.

After the meeting, it was decided to establish 5 centers of excellence for welding vocational training in Istanbul. The Ministry of National Education provided 10 million lira grant support to meet the infrastructure needs of the welding centers of excellence.

Deputy Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer stated in his statement that strengthening vocational education is among their top priorities.

Expressing that a very important progress has been made in strengthening vocational education in the last two years, Özer; He stated that welding in many different fields such as automotive, maritime, transportation, energy, aircraft, aviation and defense industry is a great need.

Scholarship for high school students who prefer welding, job opportunities for graduates

Expressing that well-educated human resources will increase the product and production quality and this will contribute to the economy of the country, Özer made the following evaluations: “At this point, we have taken a new step to make progress in thematic areas in vocational education. In this context, we chose the field of welding as the first step. We had a very productive meeting with the Istanbul Chamber of Industry about how we can meet the needs of our business world both nationally and internationally in the field of welding. We decided to establish 5 centers of excellence with strong infrastructure that will solve the problem in the labor market in the field of welding in Istanbul and take into account technological developments in the field of welding. The centers of excellence that we will establish in our selected vocational and technical Anatolian high schools will have an infrastructure that covers all areas of welding and includes the latest technology devices.

In this context, we immediately allocated 10 million liras. We will make the infrastructure perfect in a short time. Professional development training of all our teachers working here will gain continuity with the support of ISO. We will also update the curriculum together. ISO will also provide scholarships to students if students choose this field and will also give priority to the employment of graduates. "

Ozer, Turkey thanks to centers of excellence in the welding area in need of qualified personnel, as well as the cultivation of scientific and technological projects will be implemented, he said.

Hoping that the new step will be beneficial, Özer expressed his gratitude to the President and officials of ISO and the sector representatives for their support to the process.

Assessment by ISO President Bahçıvan

ISO President Erdal Bahçıvan expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation with the Ministry.

Stating that they are in a very successful cooperation with the Ministry of National Education in order to strengthen vocational education in Istanbul and meet the human resource needs of the labor market, Bahçıvan said: “We had the opportunity to evaluate the demands of our members with our Ministry in meeting the human resources at the desired level in the field of welding. All our representatives expressed their problems and solution suggestions. We determined the steps to be taken towards a solution together at the meeting. With 5 centers of excellence to be established in the field of welding with our ministry, we have taken an important step towards solving the problems in this field. As ISO, we will support our centers of excellence determined with all our means. With this new step, we have taken our cooperation to a new level and took the first step of thematic cooperation. I believe that we will make significant distances in a short time. I would like to thank our Deputy Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer, Ministry officials, professional committee representatives and officials who attended the meeting. "


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