A meeting within the “VET Development in Syunik Marz” project

On September 30, 2021, the regular meeting of the Stakeholder Dialogue Platform was organized within the framework of “VET Development in Syunik Marz” project implemented by Strategic Development Agency NGO.

The project is being implemented in partnership with the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the Bern University of Applied Sciences (HAFL) and with the support of Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER).

The Conference was attended by the representatives of RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MoESCS), National Center for VET Development (NCVETD), GIZ Armenia, the Armenian Red Cross Society, United Nations Development (UNDP) Program in Armenia and other organizations.

Mrs. Armenuhi Poghosyan, Acting Head of Preliminary and VET Department of RA MoESCS, and Mr. Mkrtich Ayvazyan, Chairman of Strategic Development Agency NGO, delivered their welcome speeches at the event. In their speech, they highlighted the importance of ensuring the experience exchange and interconnectedness not only of the projects with some experience but also of the new ones.

In the first part of the meeting, Presentation on Preliminary and VET activities and main strategic directions of the RA Government Project was introduced by the RA MoESCS. Within the second half of the event, the organizations which launched new projects in the VET system presented their project goals, objectives and expected results.

The whole meeting was full of active discussions, questions and answers, indications about the shortcomings of the existing system, gaps and suggestions for their solutions. This time also, the meeting served as a platform for the exchange of information and experience in the field of VET which also provided an opportunity for the participating organizations to learn about key intervention directions of other projects and to find new ways to collaborate with each other.