The EU financed project „Modernizing Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres in Azerbaijan“ is focusing on the introduction of a dual oriented VET System in selected sectors in the VET schools of the Gabala/Ismayilly/Gakh region.
The overall objective of the project is to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET in the fields of agriculture and tourism. The specific objective (outcome) of this action is to establish dual-like VET pilots in the field of agriculture and tourism at 3 VET centres in Gabala, Ismayilly and Gakh districts.
The project is focusing in this frame on the achievement of the following results:
Result 1: Strategic positioning of the 4 VET centers developed
the selected VET schools will be supported in elaborating a strategic concept, which will contribute to a better positioning towards prospective students and the private sector in line with strategic goals of the government in the field of VET and economic objectives.
Result 2: Strategic partnerships with the private sector (dual-like VET) in the 4 VET centers established.
The project will jointly with the schools and the private sector identify suitable cooperation formats, in line with the strategic framework as developed under Result 1.
Result 3: Competence-based curricula and learning materials for the VET centers in 2 sectors with high labour market relevance developed and piloted
Based on the strategic orientation of the VET schools (Result 1) and the first feedback from the private sector consultations (Result 2), the project will then work on the participatory development and pilot-testing of four curricula that reflect the labour market needs in the priority sectors of tourism and agriculture.
Result 4: Demand-led VET training for prospective entrepreneurs and vulnerable groups established
Beyond students studying for initial VET, the project will also address specific vocational training needs of prospective entrepreneurs and selected vulnerable groups (youth and adults who have not learned any profession, with a special attention to women, unemployed and underemployed people)