August 2014 – PEOPLECERT (www.peoplecert.org), the global certification organization, and the Iranian Technical & Vocational Training Organization (TVTO) (www.irantvto.ir), today announced the signing of an agreement which commits the two parties to a 10-year cooperation plan for the elevation of technical skills and vocational education in Iran.
Affiliated to the Iranian Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, TVTO is responsible for the provision of vocational training and research through 700 public centers across Iran, mobile training teams in remote areas and 14,500 government-authorized private training institutions.
PEOPLECERT is a global leader in the certification industry, delivering millions of exams in 24 languages across 125 countries through a global network of test centers and an award-winning online proctored exam service.
The agreement covers a wide range of services, including the delivery of certifications PEOPLECERT already offers worldwide and the recognition of the Iranian public certifications through international quality standards, enhancing TVTO’s aim to demonstrate its ongoing investment to the people of Iran and its commitment to the fight against social & professional exclusion, through internationalization of its certification programs.
“In line with TVTO charter and policies of the 11th government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, one of TVTO’s key aims is to increase its presence in the international education and training community which will lead to employment opportunities for our people worldwide. Partnering with a global certification organization such as PEOPLECERT creates a unique opportunity for TVTO to deliver current, globally-recognized qualifications and reach professionals from different industries with different skills, experience and career paths. Moreover, PEOPLECERT’s state of the art solutions and global experience will help us introduce innovative learning and certification techniques that will transform Iran’s vocational training sector and ultimately contribute to the development of our society overall”, says Dr. Koroush Parand, Deputy Minister and President of TVTO.
On signing the agreement, Byron Nicolaides, PEOPLECERT’s Chairman & CEO, also added: “We are impressed with TVTO’s range of quality programs and the commitment of TVTO to harmonize with the international standards. PEOPLECERT has a long track record in working with governmental bodies and developing innovative & locally customized exam delivery solutions that match cultural and regional needs. Through this experience combined with TVTO’s dedication to becoming a pioneering technical and vocational regulatory body, this agreement will contribute to the enhancement of skills, and ultimately, the enhancement of Iran’s position as stronghold for technical and vocational education.”
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Delivering millions of exams across the world, PEOPLECERT offers globally recognized certifications in 24 languages. Through flexible and secure examination systems, PEOPLECERT also offers a suite of online services that further simplify the exam experience, including web proctored exams, online exam booking, e-certificates and online certificate verification.
Technical and Vocational Training Organization of Iran (TVTO) affiliated to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social welfare was founded in 1980 by integrating three training bodies - MOLSA’s General Directorate for Vocational Trainings, Apprenticeship Fund and Apprenticeship Society - as Technical and Human Force Training Organization. TVTO is the main organization in charge of Technical and Vocational Trainings through both public (700 training centers) and private (13,500 institutions authorized by TVTO) sectors.
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