A public body supervising educational institutions and schools on behalf of the Ministry of National Education in charge of all activities related to education and 72 VET centres. It supports principals, teachers and other staff with a variety of in-service courses. It collaborates and co-operates with the other directorates and institutions in Kocaeli, on many National and International projects. In Kocaeli, being one of the industrial cities, VET is crucial. Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of National Education attaches special importance to planning and undertaking international activities. As an important transition corridor between Europe and Asia, Kocaeli is among the leading provinces contributing to the Turkish manufacturing industry’s production capacity. The city, which has a 13 per cent share of the manufacturing industry, is also home to approximately 2,300 major industrial investments.