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EU Commissioner Hahn visits Yerevan College

19 March 2015
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Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, arrived in Armenia on 18 March 2015 for meetings with Serzh Sargsyan, the Armenian President, Hovik Abrahamyan, the Armenian Prime Minister, and other Armenian officials. During his visit the EU Commissioner also went to Yerevan Regional State College #1, accompanied by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, the Armenian Minister of Education and Science, Armen Ashotyan, and other officials.ARS_4600
The Yerevan-based College is one of the 12 colleges in Armenia that has been renovated and equipped with the support of the EU. During their visit, the guests had a tour of the college, talked to students and teachers, and took part in the study process.
Hahn was very interested in whether students had the opportunity to work during their studies and how many of the alumni had managed to find a job after graduation: ‘This is a very interesting project and I am happy that the EU had made a small contribution to it. This is a real success story which is now also known beyond the border of Armenia. We are happy to help you with this great college, but now it is your success and you have to do everything for its continued implementation’.
Ashotyan added that the EU’s support had been more than a small contribution, and that this project had opened the door to similar projects with other international organisations.
The European Union has been providing support to vocational education and training in Armenia for some time. 12 colleges, mostly in the regions, have been modernised with infrastructure, equipment, staff training, and improved planning and budgeting.
According to the Head of the Yerevan Regional State College #1, the number of the students doubled after the college’s renovation to approximately 500.ARS_4535

EU Commissioner Hahn visits Yerevan College

Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, arrived in Armenia on 18 March 2015 for meetings with Serzh Sargsyan, the Armenian President, Hovik Abrahamyan, the Armenian Prime Minister, and other Armenian officials. During his visit the EU Commissioner also went to Yerevan Regional State College #1, accompanied by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, the Armenian Minister of Education and Science, Armen Ashotyan, and other officials.ARS_4600 The Yerevan-based College is one of the 12 colleges in Armenia that has been renovated and equipped with the support of the EU. During their visit, the guests had a tour of the college, talked to students and teachers, and took part in the study process. Hahn was very interested in whether students had the opportunity to work during their studies and how many of the alumni had managed to find a job after graduation: ‘This is a very interesting project and I am happy that the EU had made a small contribution to it. This is a real success story which is now also known beyond the border of Armenia. We are happy to help you with this great college, but now it is your success and you have to do everything for its continued implementation’. Ashotyan added that the EU’s support had been more than a small contribution, and that this project had opened the door to similar projects with other international organisations. The European Union has been providing support to vocational education and training in Armenia for some time. 12 colleges, mostly in the regions, have been modernised with infrastructure, equipment, staff training, and improved planning and budgeting. According to the Head of the Yerevan Regional State College #1, the number of the students doubled after the college’s renovation to approximately 500.ARS_4535