Izmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone (IAOSB) Nedim Uysal Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School is opened by an opening ceremony which Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology has attended. Speaking at the opening of the school put into effect with contributions of Nedim Uysal, the Honorary Chairman of Norm Holding and named after Nedim Uysal, Minister Özlü said, “Vocational and technical education shall be the main dynamic in our rapidly developing and industrializing country. Thanks to these schools, Turkey, determined to be the pioneer of the 4th industrial revolution, shall take firm steps on its way”.
Speaking at the program which Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Erol Ayyıldız, the Governor of Izmir, Aziz Kocaoğlu, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the leading representatives of the business world of Izmir has attended, Minister Özlü has stated that he believes that the school shall offer great contribution to Izmir, Turkey and Turkish industry and said, “This school is also a new trend in education system of Turkey making quick progress in industrialization and gaining significant acceleration because the main dynamic of our rapidly developing and industrializing country shall be vocational and technical education. Such model schools shall offer the sought human resource of our industrialization target while making vocational high schools the center of attraction. Thanks to these schools, Turkey, determined to be the pioneer of the 4th industrial revolution, shall take firm steps on its way”.
“The best model for vocational and technical education”
Stating that every young individual should have at least one skill he/she can use to support himself/herself, Minister Özlü said, “and this can be possible only by a vocational education, vocational schools and technical colleges. As the Government and the Ministry, we consider vocational and technical high schools important because we know that Turkish industry needs well educated, master of his domain, well-supported personnel. Meeting this need and offering to service of the industry is our duty. As the Ministry, we use every means available in all our sources to open technical colleges in all organized industrial zones. We have opened all channels of school and industry cooperation. While opening new technical high schools, we have also put arrangements into life for improving social perception on vocational education. And this is the school wiping off the existing negative perception”.
Nedim Uysal, the Honorary Chairman of Norm Holding, said, “This school was one of my wishes. We had gained Salihli a similar educational institution previously. Initiating the establishment of a school giving such a qualified education also here is one of the works I’m proud of. I hope we’ll have a chance to actualize our academy. Our country needs a youth well educated for industry for development. I have no doubt that highly qualified young people shall be educated also at this school. All our teachers and students are precious. I’d like to thank each of them.”
Following the speeches, plaques are presented to Minister Özlü and Nedim Uysal by Hilmi Uğurtaş, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAOSB. Then, opening ribbon is cut by the protocol.