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Start-up meeting with the Ministry of Education in Azerbaijan.

Technical Assistance to Support Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Azerbaijan

Lifelong learning thanks to better education

NIRAS supports the Ministry of Education in the implementation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) program in Azerbaijan.

The overall objective of this project is to enhance the attractiveness and labour market relevance of all levels of VET. The project will cover four components, each component related to one of the specific objectives:

  1. To improve VET policy and regulatory framework, thereby promoting lifelong learning opportunities and activating participation of social partners;
  2. To improve VET multi-level management system and governance including sector coordination at the central and local level of the Ministry of Education;
  3. To develop VET qualifications (educational standards) and curricula linked to occupational standards and introduce them in priority sector; and
  4. To support the Ministry of Education in the monitoring of VET reforms.

The team consists of 3 long term key international experts and 5 long term national experts and a pool of short term experts (1500 days).

The technical assistance (TA) is funded by the EC Delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan and will run for 33 months. NIRAS is the lead in a consortium with Eductrade (Spain) and Ars Progetti (Italy).