LOCATION

Lebanon – countrywide

PARTENAIRES LOCAUX

12 partner schools

QUALIFICATION LEVEL

Technical Baccalaureate equivalent of the French Technical Baccalaureate

PROJECT LAUNCH

2007

Seeds of Hope Program – Train the Lebanese Youth for Careers in Electricity – © 2012

DEVELOPMENT OF MODULES ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Lebanon has a major asset for bridging its shortfall in electricity production. This is the objective of the SHAAM project, financed by the European Union, which aims to promote alternative energies in the Mediterranean, of which Lebanon is a partner. Thanks to this project, photovoltaic systems have been installed in all the schools that the IECD supports, thus allowing young people to train in this technology which will have to meet the growing demand.

For more information:

The website of our local partner: Seeds of Hope

Follow us on Facebook

Contact our team in lebanon:

Adress: Rue Hôpital Al Hayat, imm. Boulos, 3ème étage – Chiyah, Beyrouth

Contact: Nicolas Pinton

Mail: nicolas.pinton@iecd.org

Phone number: +961 1 556 338

Training young male and female Lebanese for careers in electrical engineering

97%

of the graduates from 2017 are working or continuing their studies.

The Seeds of Hope program was first launched in Lebanon with the creation of an electrical engineering baccalaureate in 2007 and its official recognition by the State in 2010. Since the first academic year in 2013, 425 young people have graduated with an integration rate of 98%. 115 students obtained their diploma in summer 2017. On the strength of this experience, the IECD signed an agreement with the AFD in 2017 for the creation of two new technical baccalaureates. At the end of 2016, the IECD innovated with the creation of a social enterprise the objective of which is to continue the training of young Lebanese technicians by committing them to a production process. In January 2017, two technicians who had graduated with a technical baccalaureate in electrical engineering started working for the IECD’s new social enterprise. Its main activities are the construction of educational and real models for partner schools, electric panels for enterprises, and service provision. Ultimately, the enterprise will have to meet its own financial needs.

LEBANON: 10 YEARS AFTER THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BACCALAUREATE HAS BECOME A PATH OF EXCELLENCE!
The electrical engineering technical baccalaureate has two qualities: it allows us to join the job market immediately or to continue our studies at an engineering school. We even have one huge advantage over those who have opted for a general baccalaureate because we have already studied technical subjects. Those who do not want to continue their studies have enough experience to find a job, which distinguishes us from other students who wait to get their diploma. Electrical engineering is the most recent specialty in the electricity sector and it opens the doors to many careers: all companies, even those in the mechanical sector, require electricity services.

Jad EL-JAMMAL

3rd year technical baccalaureate student in Beirut

2017 results:

  • 884 students trained in electrical engineering of which 115 obtained the baccalaureate.
  • 3,015 young people benefited from the services of a CGO in 2017.
  • 61 trainers followed technical and educational training courses in 2017.