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Baku, 24 February 2020 – A delegation of representatives from the State Agency on Vocational Education of Azerbaijan, director of Woodpecker company from the private sector, Jalilabad Vocational Education Center teachers, private sector companies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a successful one-week study visit to Estonia.

The purpose of the visit was to learn more and see Estonia’s best practices in the field of vocational education. The delegation visited Tallinn Innove Foundation, Estonia's Higher and Vocational Education Quality Agency, also learnt about the country's vocational education system, funding mechanisms, the use of positive competitiveness, international cooperation and the latest developments in the field of vocational education.

The delegation also visited the Virumaa Vocational Training Center, the Tallin Service School, the Tartu Vocational Training Center, the Viljandi Vocational Center, the Olustvere Service and Economics School and observed lessons provided to students in areas such as construction, furniture making, welding, agriculture, handicrafts and the automobile industry.

Both sides discussed opportunities for possible cooperation and further exchange of knowledge including application of modern technologies, as educational processes in Estonia are fully digitalized and educational institutions have a close collaboration with the private sector.

This study visit was organised as part of the project on Establishment of Regional Vocational Education and Training Centre of Excellence in the Lankaran Economic Region funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP.


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