MEVKA: Our support for vocational education will continue
Mevlana Development Agency Secretary General İhsan Bostancı, KTO Karatay University Rector Prof. Dr. Bayram Sade and Halil İbrahim Tongur, Deputy Head of the KOP Regional Development Administration, visited the Konya Chamber of Commerce Technology and Education Campus, which houses structures such as Konya Model Factory, Vocational Training Center, KTO Karatay University Trade and Industry Vocational School and Foreign Trade Center.
The delegation visited Konya Model Factory, Vocational Training Center, KTO Karatay University Vocational School of Commerce and Industry and Foreign Trade Center, and then visited Konya Chamber of Commerce President Selçuk Öztürk in his office.
Speaking during the visit, KTO President Selçuk Öztürk said, “As the Konya Chamber of Commerce, we continue our efforts to strengthen the hands of our members, industrialists and SMEs in competition with their competitors in the national and international arena, and to contribute to the production, employment and export of our city and country. As we all know, the fact and need of education have been of great importance in our lives from the past to the present and will continue to be. Education has become a necessity for people to choose the professions they will continue their lives on, to do the jobs they love and to gain experience on these jobs. Meeting the need for qualified workforce in our country depends on choosing a profession, doing and learning the job they love, revealing their talents and establishing a bridge between the education system and working life. Vocational training centers, on the other hand, work to help people on these issues.
In the establishment of the Vocational Training Center we are in, as the Konya Chamber of Commerce, we aimed to provide individuals with qualifications through the profession they love, to increase the interest of the private sector in vocational education, to contribute more to individuals by improving vocational training content and to increase the workforce. In this direction, our center, which we have realized with the valuable contributions of our Mevlana Development Agency, has started its activities in 2020 by keeping up with the requirements of the age and maintaining its modern structure with workshops and laboratories with advanced physical infrastructure and equipment, and today it has a total education complex of 21,000 square meters, 16 classrooms, 5 computer labs, with conference and seminar halls and a 196-person capacity accommodation center, it has become to serve Konya and surrounding provinces.
With our vocational training center, our model factory, foreign trade center and our school started to serve in the same campus in line with the needs and requirements of the era, and this place became the technology and education campus of our room. I would like to thank Mevlana Development Agency, which has made great contributions to the realization of the units within our campus, which has reached the capacity to serve not only our city, but also the surrounding provinces and every corner of our country.
Speaking afterwards, Mevlana Development Agency Secretary General İhsan Bostancı said, "Technology and Education Campus, one of the showcase projects brought by our Konya Chamber of Commerce to our city, is designed to serve our industrialists and SMEs in many areas.