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Vocational skills for regional development - project presentation

3 March, 2023

Vocational skills for the development of the region - a discussion on the topic was held in the multifunctional center of Akaki Tsereteli State University.

The representatives of the government and the private sector talked about the challenges and needs that are needed for the training of qualified personnel.

Zviad Shalamberidze, State Representative in Imereti, spoke about the current situation in the region in the field of professional education. In his speech, he noted that the state is ready to implement a number of other programs and take effective steps to promote professional education.

"Promotion and accessibility of professional education is one of our priorities. With the support  of the state, up to 20 specialties are being studied in Kutaisi and Baghdati vocational schools, and young people have the opportunity to master a profession of interest to them in their own region and city.

In addition, in Imereti, the construction-rehabilitation process of three schools is underway. Soon in Samtredia, Khoni and Tskaltubo additional new vocational schools will start functioning, the purpose of which is to train qualified personnel in various fields.

Here, I would like to name as a successful example of cooperation between the state and the private sector the vocational college "Construkt 2" in Zestafoni, which has been training qualified personnel in the field of construction for years, and moreover, their graduates are employed in construction companies.

So, a number of projects have been implemented and are ongoing in the region in the direction of professional skills development. The state expresses its readiness to help and finance vocational training for all those who wish" - Zviad Shalamberidze.

The participants of the meeting were addressed by: Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia Mzia Giorgobiani, General Director of Professional Skills Agency Tamar Kitiashvili and Deputy General Director of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Magda Bolotashvili. They focused on state programs and the importance of vocational training.

The representatives of the business sector received information about the existing services and opportunities, as well as the ongoing reform with the participation of business.



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