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Baku, 07 June 2021 – The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE) continue the series of ‘open door’ days in vocational education and training (VET) centres in Ganja.

The aim of these ‘open door’ days is to inform the public about the VET centres and support to increase the attractiveness of VET for youth in Azerbaijan.

The third in the series of events was organised in partnership with the Ganja State Vocational Centre for Trade and Services, and the Ganja State Vocational Centre on Industry and Technologies. The VET centres opened their doors to senior students from Ganja, parents, teachers and private sector representatives. The centres organised a guided tour for all visitor groups in line with COVID-19 regulations.

The participants had an opportunity to visit the many different premises of the centres and get to find out more about current facilities, services, and admission procedures. The participants received information about the high technical vocational education programmes which will be launched upcoming academic year for the first time in both VET centers of Ganja. The high technical VE graduates will have an opportunity to get into universities without any admission exams.

Furthermore, the participants visited the exhibition of VET students’ works and learned about career perspectives including current collaborations of VET Centres with the private sector companies.

This ‘open door’ day is organised as part of the “VET for the Future: Development of VET Providers’ Excellence in Azerbaijan” project which is funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in partnership with the State Agency on Vocational Education. The project’s main goal is to support the Government of Azerbaijan in strengthening the quality of vocational education and training system by modernising institutions to deliver competence-based training suited to the needs of the labour market. 

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Gulnara Bayramova, Press and Information Officer at the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan at gulnara.bayramova@eeas.europa.eu.

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