President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged to increase the number of vocational schools and strengthen their research and development capacities with the aim of improving the quality of technical skills of public and private sector employees.
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“We have invested 1 billion Turkish lira in one year in selected schools as part of a project to strengthen vocational schools,” Erdoğan said at a ceremony to inaugurate 50 R&D centers under the “1,000 vocational training schools project”. October 11 in Ankara.
Announcing that the state will offer new incentives to vocational schools and increase the salaries paid to students of vocational schools who have started working as apprentices, President Erdoğan said: “All these measures will bring vocational schools to a new level.
The number of students enrolled in vocational schools has increased in recent years, as families plan their children’s careers more harmoniously, the president stressed, stressing that measures were being taken for the participation of graduates of vocational schools. to the labor market. .
“I am convinced that these schools will contribute more to the economy of our country in the future,” he said.
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Erdoğan also warned the nation to remain vigilant in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for continued face-to-face education. “No major problems have been observed over the past five weeks. We must continue to implement the measures to ensure that this continues smoothly, ”he said.
Emphasizing the importance of vaccination for the immunity of the population, Erdoğan stressed, “The more successful we are in vaccination, the more comfortable we will be during the winter period.
Erdoğan also praised the ongoing cooperation between school authorities and families to keep schools open by respecting measures against the coronavirus.