Founded in 2001, the ETVTC in Ramallah, Palestine, is one of the youngest educational ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. The Center provides quality technological education for 420 students in grades 7 – 10 from five private schools and two government schools. Students are provided with guidance counseling to explore vocations and educational opportunities suited to their aptitudes and abilities. The Hotel School provides a comprehensive course of study for 60 students in the 11th and 12th grades, including a complete vocational preparation for work in hotel service and management.
The ETVTC serves both Christian and Muslim young people from Ramallah and the surrounding area. Young people in the West Bank suffer from the social and psychological impacts of occupation, and the hopelessness occupation engenders. Due to these negative influences, students need extra encouragement but instead they often have to cope with under-resourced educational institutions. The ETVTC provides young Palestinians with hands-on problem-solving skills, technological know-how, and hospitality service and management training that will prove valuable professional skills. Our mission is to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Palestinian youth in Ramallah and the surrounding areas so that they can become creative and productive members of society through technological education, vocational training, music and arts instruction, communication skills development, and the building of intercultural understanding.
To provide high quality education and hospitality vocational training to Palestinian students and prepare them for careers in the hotel industry. To change the image of vocational training so more young Palestinians will take advantage of the opportunity to gain vocational skills while they are still in high school.
Provide high quality training for students in hotel and restaurant service and management, and in food preparation.
Furnish instructors and students with professional quality equipment and facilities to enable students to gain a high level of expertise and professionalism.
Tend to the educational needs of the students, providing a complete and balanced academic curriculum.
Help students secure apprenticeships for gaining practical experience and forming professional relationships.
Provide guidance and support to help students make good career decisions, access and secure opportunities, and succeed in their plans.
Attract more students with professional facilities and a high success record; continue to provide adequate facilities and quality instruction for a growing number of students.
A fully equipped training kitchen.
A basic dining room with seating capacity of 80 guests.
A simple furnished guest house (15 rooms) with accommodation capacity of 40 guests.
A hospitality library.
Modern hospitality laboratories.
An onsite laundry facility.
A hotel reception.
A housekeeping simulator.
A modern fully equipped and furnished theory classroom.