EU, UNDP investing in local talent to boost vocational education development opportunities in Azerbaijan

EU Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas and faculty member of the Jalilabad Vocational Lyceum Rasim exploring engineering capacity of an industrial truck during the project kick-off meeting in Jalilabad on 6 June 2018. Photo/UNDP Azerbaijan.

BAKU, 6 June 2018 – The European Union, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announce their continued support for the enhancement of vocational education and development capacity in Azerbaijan, as part of the EU-funded initiative on ‘Modernising Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres in Azerbaijan’. The vocational education and training (VET) system agenda for Azerbaijan’s southern region was launched today at the project kick-off meeting held in Jalilabad.

Framing the agenda in his opening remarks, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Azerbaijan Alessandro Fracassetti spoke of the pivotal significance of local talent as essential leaders in the development of a knowledge-based economy. He emphasised that “it is important that we continue to drive success in our education systems, but it is also important that we look to global trends and mainstream success in the education sector to provide progressively cultivated and refined curriculums to strengthen employability.”

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