Based on the principle that industrialization should be harmonized in the context of “city-human-environment”, and the philosophy of “liveable environment and sustainable development”, the initiative to establish a Chemical Specialized Organized Industrial Zone was initiated. In this context, KOSDER (the Association of Chemical Employers Organized Industrial Zones) gained legal personality in 1998 and started its activities to establish an OIZ in Kocaeli – Gebze region. Established under the name of GEBKİM Chemistry Specialized Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, it is a leading VET centre in raising the qualified workforce needed in the field of Traditional Chemistry, Process and Petro-Chemistry and various chemical-related industries in Turkey and has been included in the Schools Implementing Special Projects by the decision of the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey.