Istanbul Chamber of Industry

• ICI has been taking part in a VET protocol initiated by Ministry of Education and manages 40 VET schools via forming a school-industry collaboration mechanism with leading industry firms.
• ICI’s VET protocol enables direct access to 40 VET schools, 33.000 students, 2.700 VET teachers and 220 school administrators in Istanbul.

About us

CountryTurkey
Type of collaborationPotential partner
Contact person:Sezin Dereci
E-mail addresssdereci@iso.org.tr
Type of organisation:Chamber
 
Education level:ISCED 3: Upper secondary education
Sector of expertise:Manufacturing
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:ICI envisages establishment of sustainable and efficient coordination between VET education institutions and industry.
In the forthcoming period ICI is planning to design a large-scale project to support VET in Istanbul via establishment of a Center of VET Excellence that will work through a public-private partnership.
Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI), as the largest industrial chamber in Turkey with its member base of more than 20.000 firms has a strong focus on improvement of vocational education and training (VET) for delivery of skills matching needs of the industry.
ICI has been taking part in a VET protocol initiated by Ministry of Education and manages 40 VET schools via forming a school-industry collaboration mechanism with leading industry firms.
ICI’s VET protocol enables direct access to 40 VET schools, 33.000 students, 2.700 VET teachers and 220 school administrators in Istanbul.
Field of Studies of ICI’s VET schools:

• Electric-Electronic Technologies
• Information technologies
• Industrial Automation Technologies
• Machine Technologies
• Motor Vehicle Technologies
• Metal Technology
• Renewable Energy Technologies
• Construction Technology
• Aircraft Maintenance
• Food Technologies
• Chemical Technology
• Marine
• Ship Building
• Furniture and Interior Design
• Plastic Technology
• Ceramic and Glass Technologies
• Installation Technology and Air Conditioning
• Printing Technologies
• Textile Production Technology-Fashion Design
• Fashion Design Technologies
• Design Technology
• Textile Technology
• Footwear Technologies
• Craft Technologies

ICI’s main objective is also to support this ongoing mechanism with projects aligned with VET agenda. Please see list of projects that are in implementation phase and other pending projects that are being reviewed below:
• Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI) is awarded Erasmus accreditation in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET) to implement high quality mobility activities targeting VET learners and educators. Erasmus accreditation will stay valid for the duration of the Programme (2021-2027) and will allow simplified access to Key Action 1 funding opportunities each year for mobility of teachers, students VET (Vocational Upper Secondary -High school level) from Turkey as well as mobility of VET experts from the EU.

• ICI is implementing Erasmus+ ECVET Skills Platform Project and VOC Test Center Project in Metal Sector funded under EU IPA-II programme.
• ICI has a pending EU IPA-II pending project application: The Future of Work in Manufacturing Industry: Closing the skills and gender gap (ManuFoW) (EuropeAid/167773/ID/ACT/TR) with EURECAT (Technology Center of Catalunya).
Please see more information on Istanbul Chamber of Industry from:
www.iso.org.tr/home/
www.iso.org.tr/Content/publication/about-us-2020/

Existing activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business incubators & Entrepreneurship
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Knowledge creation and dissemination
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
G&F: National and regional Skills governance systems
G&F: Sustainable financial models
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Envisioned activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Knowledge creation and dissemination
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
G&F: National and regional Skills governance systems
G&F: Sustainable financial models
T&L: Feedback loops and graduate tracking
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Type of partner(s) wanted:Chamber
Company
Development Agency
Innovation Agency
National Authority
Professional/ sector association
Public/Private Employment Service
Regional Authority
Research Institute
Sector Skills Council
Social partner
Tertiary education
VET provider
Priority countries for cooperation:Albania
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czechia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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