Manisa Industrial Park is adding a new one to its employment-based projects it carries out within the framework of its strategic goals. For the young new generation of Manisa, within the scope of the project based on increasing the qualified employment power in the industrial park, strong stakeholders came together in order for the youth to turn to vocational education and to increase the competencies of the vocational high school graduates.
T.R Manisa Governorship, Manisa Industrial Park, Manisa Provincial Directorate of National Education, Manisa Provincial Directorate of Industry and Technology, Manisa Provincial Directorate of Labor and Employment Agency, Manisa Metropolitan Municipality and Zafer Development Agency signed the MANİSA EDUCATION-INDUSTRY COOPERATION PROTOCOL.
Representatives of prominent stakeholders of the province, Manisa Governor Yaşar KARADENİZ, Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Cengiz ERGÜN, and Manisa IP Chairman of the Board of Directors Sait TÜREK, came together for the new generation to take place in the future of the industry, within the scope of Manisa IP’s pioneering project aiming to increase employment and quality in the industry.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the Manisa Governor’s Office, the Governor of Manisa, Yaşar KARADENİZ, said, “With our protocol work today, we will ensure that our secondary school students and vocational high school students visit the industry and inform them about internship opportunities there, and we will fill our vocational high schools according to the needs of our industry. Even in Manisa, even if we add all these works on top of each other, there is still a need that cannot be met. We need to meet and fulfill this workforce need somehow, so that we contribute to the development of the country’s economy and the provincial economy by increasing our production while making the unemployed have jobs. I would like to thank all my friends who contributed to the project and wish the protocol to be auspicious.”
Metropolitan Mayor Cengiz ERGÜN, on the other hand, stated that the important thing in his speech is to protect our youth, schools and children in Manisa and to enable them to have a better future; “In this sense, it is a pleasure for us to have such a cooperation with the private sector, public, institutions and non-governmental organizations within the scope of the Manisa Education Industry Cooperation Project under the presidency of our Honorable Governor Yaşar Karadeniz and our Industrial Park. We, as the Metropolitan Municipality, will contribute to this project with our services to transport both educators and students with our electric buses at the point of transportation of our existing schools to the organized industry.”
Speaking at the ceremony, the Chairman of the Board of Manisa Industrial Park, Sait TÜREK, emphasized the importance of guiding the students correctly:
“Manisa IP aims to be the next generation IP in this period when the face of traditional IPs is changing and the concept of new generation IP is rapidly coming to the fore. In this context, employment is one of our policies based on our growth, excellence, transformation and sustainability strategies. With our activities to support women, disabled, vocational and technical employment, we offer a great opportunity not only for our region, but also for our Manisa province and our country’s industry. As Manisa IP, we host more than 200 domestic and foreign companies, including leading players in various sectors. It is very important to use the employment resource in the most effective way for both our present and our future. Young people will have the chance to discover employment opportunities with this awareness project, which will primarily provide secondary and vocational high school students located in the center of Manisa, the opportunity to get to know the Manisa Industrial Park and affect their career choices. It is of great importance here to direct our children, who will build our future, in the right direction in business life.”
Metropolitan Mayor Cengiz ERGÜN, on the other hand, stated that the important thing in his speech is to protect our youth, schools and children in Manisa and to be able to give them a better future and said, “In this sense, under the chairmanship of our Governor Yaşar Karadeniz and our Industrial Park, there is a special project within the scope of Manisa Education Industry Cooperation Project. It is a pleasure for us to have such a cooperation with the sector, public institutions and non-governmental organizations. We, as the Metropolitan Municipality, will contribute to this project with our services to transport both educators and students with our electric buses at the point of transportation of our existing schools to the organized industry.”
Within the scope of the protocol, the works will be carried out in 4 stages: awareness raising, orientation, meeting with the industrialists and certificate programs for the occupational groups needed in the industry.
In the first stage of the project, the teachers of 7 vocational and technical high schools, where the fields needed by the industry, will be visited, and the industrial zone will be introduced to the vocational field chiefs of the schools.
With the Learning Ecosystem and Transformation Workshop, the expectations of the regional industrialists from the young people who will take part in industrial employment will be conveyed to the teachers who will train the industrialists of the future, and awareness will be created in the eyes of the educators.
In the 2nd and 3rd stages of the project, 11th and 12th-grade students studying in selected branches in 7 Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools that stand out in industrial employment as a pilot project will be brought together with industrialists. Thus, children will be able to experience the industrial environment, listen to the inspiring industrialists with their success stories, and see the industry in its place and make decisions that will shape their future.
As the last stage of the project, necessary trainings and programs will be organized with the contributions of stakeholders for qualified employment through the Manisa IP Education and Research Development Foundation (MOSEV). The first meeting of the project will take place on 23 November in Manisa Industrial Park.