Under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan has embarked upon an aggressive reform strategy, the National Agenda, to address key economic and social development issues over the next ten years.
The main priorities of the National Agenda include reducing the high rate of unemployment, addressing the mismatch between labour supply and demand, increasing the participation rate of women in the labour market, developing a coherent approach to poverty reduction and reducing inequalities of participation in the labour market. The major objectives of the agenda related to employment and vocational and technical education and training (E-TVET) for the period 2007-2012 are:
- To promote labour-intensive and export-oriented industries
- To eradicate structural unemployment
- To expand significantly vocational training and employment
The National Agenda emphasizes reinforcing the links between employment and training to facilitate inclusion of Jordanians in the labour market.
The National Agenda proposals for E-TVET contribute significantly towards development of a policy framework for the sector in terms of governance and management. Namely establishing Employment and TVET (E-TVET) Council under law no. 46 for the year 2008.
The Council aims at improving the standard of technical and vocational education and training and providing employment opportunities that develop human resources to meet the requirements of comprehensive development in the Kingdom.
The Secretariat of the Council
The main role to the Secretariat is to provide technical and administrative support to the E-TVET Council in delivering its mandate to improve the standard of technical and vocational education and training and provide employment opportunities that develop human resources to meet the requirements of comprehensive in the Kingdom.
Members of the Council
The E-TVET Council is chaired by the Minister of Labour and comprise the following members: The Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour, The Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, The Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Development, The Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The President of the National Center for Human Resources Development, The President of Al-Balqa’ Applied University, The Director General of the Vocational Training Corporation, representative of the Jordanian Armed Forces, representative of Jordan Chamber of Commerce, representative of Jordan Chamber of Industry, representative of the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions, Four representatives of the private sector of those experienced and specialized in the Council’s line of work.
Last update 2010