Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Egyptian Minister of Industry and Trade, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, together with Deputy Director British Council Egypt, James Hampson launched yesterday, Monday 30 September 2013, the Modern Apprenticeship programme.  The Launch coincided with the ceremony held at the Industrial Training Council to celebrate the graduation of 15 apprentices who have received training through the pilot programme. 

The graduation ceremony marked the launch of a national call for a new cohort of apprentices to provide further opportunities to 100 young Egyptians this year, under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Trade.  

 “Egyptian youth have the skills and capabilities that qualify them to take many job opportunities and succeed provided that they receive up-to-date training on cutting-edge technologies to develop and enhance their skills and increase their productivity”, said Minister of Industry and Trade, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.

The Modern Apprenticeship programme falls under the British Council’s Skills for Employability project, its first cohort was run as a pilot successfully together with our partners: Industrial Training Council (ITC), Technical Vocational Institute - Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Fresh Electric company for home appliances.  

“This event is a celebration of success, recognition of achievement, and a demonstration of the UK-Egypt partnership at work.  The British Council opened our doors in Egypt 75 years ago.  At the heart of our today, is the belief that UK qualifications, our experience and expertise can help young people stand out in a crowded, competitive and global job market”, said British Council Deputy Director, James Hampson.

Skills for Employability (SfE)  is a British Council programme that addresses the demand for skills in a global economy so that national educational and training systems are better able to respond to labour market demands and learner needs.  It focuses on building strong relationships with industry and employers, governments and training providers, using the UK’s expertise in the field of skills training.


For more information: 

Rose marie Gad, Communication Manager, British Council Egypt

T: +2 (0)2 3344 3076

E: Rose.Gad@Britishcouncil.org.eg 

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