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Baku, 09 June 2021 – The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE) finalise the series of ‘open door’ days with vocational education and training (VET) centres in Sheki.

These ‘open door’ days aim to increase awareness about the VET centres and to help turn VET one of the preferred choices of education for youth in Azerbaijan.

The fifth in the series of events was organised in partnership with the Sheki State Vocational VET centre. The virtual event brought together around 100 senior students from Sheki, parents and teachers, also the representatives of SAVE and the Sheki City Education Department.

The participants had an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing modernisation of the VET system, received information about admission procedures as well as facilities and services, which are currently available in the Sheki VET Centre. They also discussed challenges and VET career opportunities and perspectives in the regions.

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 objective is to help modernise VET institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver trainings tailored to the current needs of the labour market.

With this series, the project supported organisation of five virtual and offline ‘open door’ days for the VET centres of Ganja, Jalilabad and Sheki. 

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For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.

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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