Applied Technology Schools
Taking on management of government Technical Secondary Schools
Expand the Applied Technology Schools model & reform the system in the process
- The school is a PPP model with MoE, where
– ministry provides facility, pays salaries of teachers, and utilities
– industry partner provides sustainable management, accredited education system, and internship opportunities for students
- The objective is to produce internationally accredited graduates
– Students spend half their time during the 2nd and 3rd years apprenticing in factory or on site
– The school serves as an employment link because of its close connection with industry
In 2018 NASS expanded its outreach and expanded its industry-focused approach to education through a partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education. NASS collaborated with the Ministry to develop a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model for Technical Secondary Schools that brings industry partners into an active role in education.
The Applied Technology Schools is a new vision for Technical Education. Its objective is to develop a competitive, internationally benchmarked graduate ready to enter the work force immediately as a competitive productive worker, capable of continuous growth and development towards higher technical expertise and leadership.
The Applied Technology Schools are not an upgrade of the existing system but rather, they are a new brand based on a new certification system that is regulated by international standards of quality and competence.
NASS Pilots the New Brand
NASS launched in 2018 the pilot school in this program in partnership with the Talaat Mostafa Group, one of Egypt’s largest Real Estate Development companies. The school has a population of 600 students studying five specializations through an integrated dual education program. The specializations in the school are Electrical Systems, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Sanitary Networks & Systems, Architectural Finishes, an Carpentry.
NASS also supervises a second school in partnership with the Ministry of Military Production with a population of 900 students studying 12 differnet industrial specializations. Our growth plans in this area propose to add another 4 schools to the portfolio by the year 2022.
NASS Approach to Transformation
Since this model is based on using existing schools with their student and teacher
population as existing in the traditional Technical Education system, NASS approaches
the challenge as one in Culture Transformation. A new culture of learning needs to be
introduced into the school first before the new academic curricula can be effective.
NASS undertakes the following roles in the school:
- School management
- Teachers re-qualification
- Curricula development
- Culture transformation
- Quality management
- Attaining international certification