MNA – Iran’s Technical and Vocational Training Organization (TVTO) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) have signed a cooperation agreement.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was sealed on the sidelines of the 106th Session of the International Labor Conference, June 2017.
Hassan Hefdahtan, International Affairs Director of the Iranian Ministry of Cooperative, Labor, and Social Welfare, said during the MoU-signing ceremony that “the most important issue faced countries today is lack of congruence between labor market and existing skills hence the need for harmony between the two.”
He pointed to great potentials of Iran’s TVTO highlighting that Iran possesses 200 state centers for free training as well as 12,000 private centers who receive licenses from Labor Ministry.
“Given the position enjoyed by Iran’s TVTO, the opportunity to develop joint cooperation of the body at a global level, especially with the ILO International Training Centre (ILO-ITC) in Turin, Italy, holds great significance,” noted Hefdahtan.
The Turin Centre is the training arm of the International Labor Organization (ILO) which established the International Training Centre in 1964 in Turin, Italy, as an advanced vocational training institute.
It has since matured into a focal point for high-level in-service training. This takes place in Turin, in course participants’ home countries or via the Internet.
The Centre provides training and related services that develop human resources and institutional capabilities. We thereby contribute to achieving the ILO’s goal of decent work for women and men.