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Defence Industry Vocational Education to be Provided

The Protocol regarding the Development of Vocational and Technical Education was signed between the Ministry of National Education and the Presidency of Defence Industries. Through this protocol, workshop and laboratory teachers will be given theoretical and practical vocational training in line with current technology. The aim is to train the trainers by 2023

The Ministry of National Education and the Presidency of Defence Industries signed a protocol on the Development of Vocational and Technical Education. The Minister of National Education Ziya SELÇUK, President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR, representatives of the Ministry and SSB, as well as officials from defence companies such as Aselsan, Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ), Roketsan, Havelsan, STM and TEI attended the signature ceremony.

The protocol covers training in the fields of big data, artificial intelligence, cyber security, aircraft technology, avionics systems, information technology, electrical-electronic technology, industrial automation technology, shipbuilding, machine technology, metal technology, motor vehicle technology, design technology, aircraft maintenance and renewable energy technology. 

In order to increase the professional knowledge and skills of the trainers in these determined areas, theoretical and practical vocational training will be given to workshop and laboratory teachers by the SSB in line with current technology.

Within the scope of the protocol, the SSB will also provide support for the coordination of awareness activities such as meetings, seminars, conferences, competitions for the development of vocational and technical education in this field and in-service training activities to be organized for domain teachers. The coordination activities for the award of sub-protocols between the Ministry of National of Education and defence industry organizations after the signature of this main protocol will also be provided by the SSB. 

With the training of trainers, the objective is to reach students at the secondary level, to raise experts in these fields and to increase awareness in the defence industry. By 2023, training of 2023 trainers is aimed within this scope and as a result, the expectation is to fill the qualified manpower deficit in our defence industry and to overcome the deficiencies of vocational activities related to technical education.