Semeurs d’avenir Association
Lebanese General Directorate of Technical and Vocational Education
22 partner schools
More than 40 partner companies
Electrical engineering, Industrial maintenance, Computer development
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Electrical technician in Lebanon with big potentials – © 2019
CAREER GUIDANCE OFFICES
In 2012, the IECD created the first Career Guidance Offices (CGO) in Lebanon at partner technical high schools that are part of the Seeds of Hope Program. Now, 23 high schools are equipped with CGO, 10 of which were created in 2019. Their aim is to facilitate the integration of young people and open schools to enterprises: professional interventions at schools, company visits, and student work placements.
Training young male and female Lebanese for careers in electrical, maintenance and computer engineering
of the graduates are in activity after obtaining their diplomas.
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, 1877 young people have graduated. Amoung them, 285 students obtained their diplomas in summer 2019. On the strength of this experience, the IECD signed an agreement with the AFD in 2017 for the creation of two new technical baccalaureates: maintenance and computer engineering.
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 offering them the chance to acquire additional experience, helping them to enter into contact with potential customers, and find new markets. Its main activities are the construction of instructive and topical models for partner schools, electric panels for enterprises, and equipment maintenance. The number of beneficiaries progressed from 2 in 2017, to 8 in 2018, and 16 in 2019.
THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BACCALAUREATE HAS BECOME A PATH OF EXCELLENCE!
I chose the Electrical engineering training because I was interested in electricity and because it had a modern and more developed courses, which is what the job market demands, especially in automisation. With practice and the internship, I could immediately enter the job market. Now I work for a large electrical maintenance company with other technicians.
Graduate from the electrical engineering program
Results from 2020:
- 949 students were trained in the electrical engineering, industrial maintenance, and information technnology.
- 100% of students in electrical engineering training program obtained their degree.
- 56% of graduates in electrical engineering in employment after graduation.
- 100 trainers received technical and pedagogical training.