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On 19 March the last information session on the new call for proposals for “Vocational education and training – business partnerships on work-based learning and apprenticeships” announced by the European Union Delegation to Armenia in Gyumri. The aim of the session was to support potential applicants and to familiarise them with the topic and application procedures.
The call is inviting the submission of proposals on VET-business partnerships to develop work-based learning and thus promote work-based learning in all its forms, apprenticeships in particular. The EU’s global objective is to stimulate sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development through an improved transition from training to employment. The details of the call can be found here. Concept notes must be submitted online through Prospect before the deadline of 17 April 2018 at 17:00 (Brussels time).

ARS_3669_The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, participated in the information session and encouraged broad participation: ‘In the past, the European Union has financed multi-million project to support the development of vocational education and training (VET) facilities in Armenia. However, when we analysed the results of our efforts we realised that very few people who graduated found a job in the profession towards which they had studied; many even sought and found work abroad. Today I was told that this is a problem that Gyumri also shares. Therefore, our new VET project is tailored more tightly to the Armenian context and geared more clearly towards matching education and labour needs. We want to help Armenia to develop a good model for tuning supply with demand’.