Access to higher education may not be a sufficient prerequisite for economic/political stability and job creation, as indicated by the recent crisis in the South Mediterranean (SM) region. As a result, young people have difficult time entering the job market and are lead to frustration and uncertainty. The mismatch between academic programmes and labour market has created a political and economic gap and young, high educated people struggle to build careers in the industrial sector. A new educational and training model is proposed by SM WELD aiming to enhance the employability of academic and technical personnel as well to create entrepreneurial opportunities and thus contribute to the improvement of the standard of life.
With the apparent need for modernization of curricula and its adaptation to the industry requirements, the academic institutions and Ministries of Education in PCs are committed to implement the welding education programmes. Both short and long-term strategic decisions have been put in motion and will be part of education and training curriculum development.
In addition, new methods of education, such as OER, will be implemented to support access to education for disadvantaged groups and/or groups living in secluded locations. This problem is addressing the national priorities in Algeria and Tunisia in Category B: Learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches. In addition, new method of education such as OER will be implemented to support access to education of groups from disadvantaged groups and/or living in secluded locations. This problem is addressing the national priorities in Algeria and Tunisia in Category B: Learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches.