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Education and business in close cooperation

22 November 2011

Education and business in close cooperationEducation and Science Minister of Armenia Armen Ashotyan stated that the quality of education in Armenia had visibly improved thanks to EU support at the “Bringing Education and Business Closer Together” conference held on 15 September.
Organised by the Ministry of Education and Science and supported by the European Training Foundation (ETF), the aim of the conference was to search for investment from different sectors, particularly the business sector, and observe European models of education and business cooperation in order to implement reforms in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
According to the minister, the integration of the business sector into educational issues would be important both in financial and professional terms, as it would create possibilities to prepare professionals, for whom there is high demand in the labour market.
The head of the EU delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger, stressed that education was one of the key problems Armenia had to solve to move towards EU standards:  “since 2003 we have invested more than €32 million in vocational education to help Armenia redesign its educational system.  The key part of this redesign is to witness the importance of vocational education in relation business growth and develop Armenia’s economic potential”.

Education and business in close cooperation

Education and business in close cooperationEducation and Science Minister of Armenia Armen Ashotyan stated that the quality of education in Armenia had visibly improved thanks to EU support at the “Bringing Education and Business Closer Together” conference held on 15 September. Organised by the Ministry of Education and Science and supported by the European Training Foundation (ETF), the aim of the conference was to search for investment from different sectors, particularly the business sector, and observe European models of education and business cooperation in order to implement reforms in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. According to the minister, the integration of the business sector into educational issues would be important both in financial and professional terms, as it would create possibilities to prepare professionals, for whom there is high demand in the labour market. The head of the EU delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger, stressed that education was one of the key problems Armenia had to solve to move towards EU standards:  "since 2003 we have invested more than €32 million in vocational education to help Armenia redesign its educational system.  The key part of this redesign is to witness the importance of vocational education in relation business growth and develop Armenia’s economic potential". [gallery link="file"]