The Number of Students in Vocational Education Centers Increased by 100 Percent

The Number of Students in Vocational Education Centers Increased by 100 Percent
The Number of Students in Vocational Education Centers Increased by 100 Percent

The advantages provided by the legal regulation increased the interest in vocational training centers. After the regulation, the number of students enrolled in vocational education centers increased from 159 thousand to 100 thousand with an increase of 321 percent.

Comprehensive studies are carried out by the Ministry of National Education in order to expand vocational training centers and contribute to the increase in employment.

With the amendment made in the Vocational Education Law No. 2021 at the end of December 3308, vocational education centers have become much more attractive for students.

The number of students enrolled in vocational education centers, which was 159 thousand before the regulation, increased by 100 percent in a month and a half to 321.

With the amendment made in the law, a student who enrolls in the vocational training center receives a monthly fee of 1275 liras while studying. At the end of three years, journeymen can earn approximately 2125 liras. All these fees are paid by the state. In addition, all students are insured against work accidents and occupational diseases. The experience gained in the centers where one day at school and four days on-the-job training is provided is also reflected in employment rates. 88 percent of graduates have been employed. In addition to all these, it is a great advantage that there is no age restriction for enrolling in vocational training centers.

The most students are in Istanbul

The number of students enrolled in vocational education centers in Istanbul has reached 27. Ankara followed Istanbul with 271 thousand 15 students and Gaziantep with 690 thousand 14 students. In the ranking made according to the number of students enrolled in vocational education centers, Adana was fourth with 741 thousand 14 students and Hatay was fifth with 576 thousand 13 students.

Most preferred field Beauty and Hair Care Services

While beauty and hair care services were the most preferred areas in vocational education centers with 65 thousand 891 students, motor vehicle technology was second with 44 thousand 510 students and electrical and electronics technology was third with 31 thousand 651 students. Food and beverage services ranked fourth with 30 students, and fashion design technology ranked fifth with 422 students.

Target 1 million students

Making an assessment on the subject, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said: “The new regulations made in the Vocational Education Law No. 3308 strengthened the vocational training centers and started a new era in raising the human resources needed by the labor market. This is a historic step that will increase employment in our country.

We have started a comprehensive study to introduce the opportunities offered by vocational training centers and to inform all our youth and families about innovations. We prepared public spots. It is broadcast on many television channels. On the other hand, our administrators and teachers in 81 provinces provide guidance to families on vocational education. They introduce vocational training centers to chambers of industry and commerce, sector representatives and families in provinces. We have established vocational training centers for all OIZs, especially so that OIZs can benefit from this opportunity. These steps were reflected in the number of students in a short time. In one and a half months, the number of students increased by 100 percent. By the end of 2022, we have a goal of bringing 1 million of our citizens together with vocational training centers. I believe that vocational training centers will make a very important contribution to both increasing the quality of our human resources and reducing youth unemployment. I would like to thank my colleagues and 81 provincial administrators for their great efforts in this process.”

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