TIMIMOUN- Minister of Vocational Training and Education, Yacine Merabi, on Wednesday, kicked off the October 2021 session of the vocational training year 2021-2022 from Timimoun.
The kick-off ceremony took place at the National Institute of Vocational Training Shaheed Moussa El-Berka, inaugurated by the Minister.
“Moussa El-Berka” vocational training institute provides 300 teaching positions and a capacity of 120 beds and 120 meals. It hosts 155 trainees in residential mode (including 99 girls) and 197 others in apprenticeship (including 85 girls).
Merabi praised the efforts made by workers in the sector to ensure good conditions for the new vocational training year in this exceptional situation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new vocational training year coincides with the adoption by both Houses of Parliament of the Government’s Action Plan, aimed at improving the quality of vocational training and education through matching training requirements and needs of the economic sector.
In addition, the Minister referred to the introduction of sections of excellence in the trades of construction, agriculture, industry, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to increase employability and develop vocational training.
About 660,000 trainees and apprentices, all modes of training, including 200,000 new trainees, will join vocational training institutions, in compliance with strict preventive measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ministry has provided 321,729 new seats in various training modes and 81,042 seats for face-to-face training 112,102 for apprenticeship and 3,514 seats for distance learning, in addition to 2,000 seats for vocational education.
In the province of Timimoun, which has 4,310 trainees, 1,960 training places are provided, including 435 in residential mode, 470 in apprenticeship, 180 in rural areas, and 355 training seats for housewives.
Two (2) new specialties have been introduced for this session, including the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants and the other publishing.