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Baku, 2 April 2020 – The European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the State Agency on Vocational Education joined forces to produce a series of courses and lessons for students of vocational education schools in Azerbaijan. These lessons will be aired on national TV channels to help students not to miss out classes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The lessons cover trainings in several fields, such as fashion design, furniture production and information technologies and programming. They will be broadcast during the “Class Time” programme on Madaniyyat TV starting from 3 April 2020 and also be available on digital platforms.

The TV lessons will ensure that everyone has access to learning, particularly the students who live in the more remote areas of the country with no access to internet. All lessons will also be available on the VIDEO.EDU.AZ portal of the Ministry of Education, Azerbaijan.

The lessons have been recorded and produced as part of the “Establishment of Regional Vocational Education and Training Centre of Excellence in the Lankaran Economic Region project” and “Support to the establishment of Regional Industrial Vocational Education and Training (VET) Competence Centre in Ganja” projects, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education with the aim to strengthen and modernise Azerbaijan’s vocational education system.

The Jalilabad State Vocational Training Centre, and the Ganja State Education Centre for Industry and Technology have been offering hands-on trainings to over 460 students since 2018, in areas such as carpentry, draper and designer, crop production; also fashion designer, services for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and in mining industry. To-date, the projects in the Lankaran Economic Region and in Ganja have supported the development of twelve new curricula and 54 teaching modules, also the design of new curricula and modules for ten short-term courses.


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