• INTRODUCTION
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1.1 The socio-economic context and the characteristics of the labour market
  • 1.2 Brief description of the VET system
  • 1.3 Relevance of the VET system to labour market needs
  • 1.4 Recommendations
  • 2. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LABOUR MARKET
  • 2.1 About Syria
  • 2.2 The Syrian economy
  • 2.3 The labour market
  • 3. THE SYRIAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM
  • 3.1 Structure of the Syrian education system
  • 3.2 Vocational education and training provision
  • 3.3 Continuing training
  • 3.4 Legislative, regulatory, administrative and financing framework
  • 3.5 VET policy aims
  • 3.6 Main constraints of the Syrian VET system
  • 4. THE INTERFACE BETWEEN VET AND THE LABOUR MARKET
  • 4.1 Vocational guidance and counselling system
  • 4.2 Employment services
  • 4.3 Current system for the collection of information on the labour market
  • 4.4 Attitude of firms, organisations and society in general towards VET
  • 5. DONOR ACTIVITIES
  • 5.1 European Union
  • 5.2 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • 5.3 German co-operation
  • 5.4 French co-operation
  • 5.5 Italian co-operation
  • 5.6 Japanese co-operation
  • 6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 6.1 Background: the challenges of future economic development
  • 6.2 The Syrian VET system: main conclusions
  • 6.3 Recommendations
  • ANNEXES
  • Annex 1. Statistical data
  • Annex 2. List of contacts
  • Annex 3. Structure of the education system in Syria
  • LIST OF ACRONYMS