Technical and Vocational Training is the Main Pole for Future’s Society
Prof. Salar Amoli, the Acting Minister for International Scientific Cooperation stated that technical and vocational training have turned into a main economic factor at majority of top universities in the world, putting universities and academic organizations at full service of their country’s economy and business. In the 9thadvisory session of international directors of the Iranian universities, research institutions and Science and Technology Parks, he emphasized on the importance and need of linking the higher education and industry, and having technical and vocational universities as main poles of training experts in the society.
In line with this, Dr Stephen Schultz, the Austrian embassy to Tehran, also confirmed the importance of technical and vocational training in society, noting that SMEs form 97% of the Austrian business. Dr Schultz added that Austria has based its economy on 3 main points of ‘technical and vocational training’, ‘competition policy’ and ‘partnership through bilateral and multilateral cooperation’, which have significantly affected the country’s economy.
Furthermore, Mr Farajollah Talebi, Director for international cooperation of Technical and Vocational University stated that with more than 173 branches in 120 cities across the country, TVU has continuously trained technicians and experts and 5 MoUs have been signed with German universities, who are one the main pioneers in technical and vocational training in the world. Aline with this, short-term training courses are being held with these universities, and various mechanical and electrical trainings, and industrial technologies have been initiated with French and Austrian universities, respectively.