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    Information on TVET in Lebanon

    TVET System

    Structure of vocational and technical education (VTE)

    The VTE sector in Lebanon is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) through the Directorate General of VTE (DGVTE). Comparable to many countries in the world (Su-Lin and Westbury, 1998) the VTE educational process is carried out by both the public and private sectors separately. The DGVTE administers both public and private VTE schools. The administrative structure of DGVTE is as shown in Figure below:[1]


    VTE has recently been restructured, but has retained a specific structure and organisation. It has two separate fields: vocational training and technical education.

    1. Vocational training concerns trades of a manual type and those whose acquisition does not require substantial general knowledge. It has three levels, leading respectively to:

    • the CAP (Certificat d’Aptitude Professionelle – Vocational training certificate);
    • the BP (Brevet Professionnel – Vocational certificate);
    • the Formation Professionnelle de Maîtrise (FPM – Advanced vocational training diploma) whose name has recently been changed to the Baccalauréat Professionnel (Vocational baccalaureat diploma).

    2. Technical education covers trades whose acquisition requires scientific knowledge and high-level techniques. It has three levels leading to:

    • the Baccalauréat Technique (BT – technical baccalaureat diploma) for production technicians;
    • the Diplôme de Technicien Supérieur (TS – Higher Technicians’ Diploma) for senior technicians and middle managers, of a post-secondary level;
    • the Licence Technique (LT - Technical diploma) for skilled and highly qualified managers and technicians;
    • the Licence d’Enseignement Technique (LET – Technical education diploma) for teachers for technical education (TE) and vocational training (VT). [2]

    Major TVET Projects

    • Promoting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and SME development in Lebanon [1] (http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/maghreb-naher-osten/libanon/27298.htm).
    • Regional Cooperation of selected Arab countries in the Vocational Training Sector [2] (http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/maghreb-naher-osten/libanon/12019.htm).

    TVET Institutions

    UNEVOC Centre(s)


    1. ^ Vocational and technical education in Lebanon: Strategic issues and challenges,Gebran Karam, International Education Journal, 2006, 7(3), 259-272 (http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/education/iej/articles/v7n3/Karam/paper.pdf).
    2. ^ [http://www.etf.europa.eu/pubmgmt.nsf/(getAttachment)/9FA111E4BC4BE2B9C125700D004005FA/$File/MED_VET_Lebanon_00_EN.pdf Overview of vocational training and education in Lebanon, ETF, 1999].


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