(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The International Organization of Migration (IOM), the Italian government, and the Egyptian Ministry of Education have joined forces to renovate and upgrade Al-Fayoum Advanced Technical School for Hotel Management and Tourism Services to provide vocational training and jobs for young people in the rural Egyptian governorate, south of Cairo.
"The School, which formally inaugurates its new facilities today (Tuesday) after a two-year renovation funded by the Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, is partnering with the Italian Tourism School Elena Cornaro of Jesolo-Venice to provide Egyptian students with high quality education and training in hotel management and tourism services to meet national and international labor market requirements," said the IOM Spokesperson Jean-Philippe Chauzy in a press briefing.
The school aims to provide those interested with the knowledge and skills they will need to find work both in Egypt and abroad through legal channels. Its new training system and curriculum are in line with the EU-recognized European Qualifications Framework.
Today's formal inauguration of the school's facilities was attended by representatives of the Egyptian Government, local authorities, the Italian Government, IOM, UN agencies, the European Union, and other development partners.
Al-Fayoum, a rural governorate 120 kms south of Cairo, suffers from high levels of emigration due to lack of jobs. Many young people consequently opt for irregular migration to Europe, often risking their lives on the journey and experiencing abuse and exploitation in destination countries.