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Cooperative Vocational Education and Training and the Role of Chambers

Cooperative Vocational Education and Training also known as Dual System (DS) education,is regarded as the backbone of German Industry as it secures sufficient and highly qualified workforce to the economy.  DS training combines traditional school teaching with hands-on experience at a private company partnered with the school.

Private sector institutions and intermediaries play a major role in ensuringthe quality and sustainability of the DS.

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon as well as the four Lebanese chambers of commerce are committed to enhancingvocational education and training in order to meet the needs and requirements of the economy and the labour market.

The DSME Program in Lebanon

In 1995, the DS education started in Lebanon in selected schools, and is constantly evolving since then,thanks to the Lebanese-German Program Promotion of Vocational Educationand Small and Medium Enterprise Development – DSME. The Program is supported by the German Government (Bundesministeriun fuer wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit – BMZ) via theDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The DSME aims that the government and private sector jointly shape cooperative (dual) vocational training. The Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon (FCCIAL) is engaged as implementing partner, together with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

To know more about the DSME Program, click here or download the brochures in PDF -DS Brochure,  Meister Brochure,  TOT Brochure, SME Brochure, Frequently Asked Questions

CCIAZ Involvement in Human Resource Development

The CCIAZ, with the support of the DSME Program,paves the way to becoming more involved in initial and further vocational training, and seeks to facilitate the Public-Private Dialogue between the vocational school system (TVET) and the SME sectors.

If you operate a company interested to be actively involved in the professional development of human resources, please  get in contact with the CCIAZ or with one of the DSME Program’s main partners:

  • The Federation of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon: +961(01)744702 -
  • The Dual System Unit of the Directorate General for Vocational and Technical Education: +961(01)692794 -