“Matei Basarab” Technical College is a TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) high school located in southwest region of Romania in the city of Caracal.
The College was established in 1973 and has experienced a rapid and dynamic development. Each year the number of teachers, engineers, foremen, and students has increased and the curricula has been continually adapted and upgraded according to labor market needs and/or revised to align with new discoveries in science and technology. In 2016-2017 school year, there are 1.352 students enrolled in different specializations with 91 specialized teaching staff. At the present time, our school offers a variety of specializations in the following fields: mechanics, electrics, economics, tourism and food industry, and aesthetics and human body hygiene. Furthermore, „Matei Basarab“ Technical College is one of the largest TVET schools in Olt county based on the number of students enrolled each year; with an average of over 1300 students for the last five years.
The College mission is focused on promoting quality education which is open and flexible to meet the needs of diverse students. Its staff encourages collaboration between local, regional and national stakeholders in order to offer students relevant training adapted to labor market demands in the region and across Romania.
The teaching staff at the College are committed to the following values for effectively serving its students:
Dr. Don Olcott, Jr., professor of educational leadership, has agreed to serve as project-English consultant at no cost to the project. Professor Olcott has 35 years of experience in education and technology and currently is Professor of Educational Leadership and Open and Distance Learning at Oldenburg University (Germany) and the University of Maryland University College (U.S.). He resides in Craiova, Romania.