UK Good Governance Fund to Support Georgian Vocational Education

The Good Governance Fund (GGF) is to support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia to implement reforms in the field of Vocational Education through three large projects to be implemented by the British Council and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). All three projects will aim to promote one of the main directions and priorities of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports - strengthening the role of vocational education through its increased attractiveness and accessibility in the development of human capital.

An official contract signing ceremony was held between the British Embassy in Georgia and the British Council on October 3 aimed at improving the English language skills of the VET students and the establishment of VET teachers and a continuous professional development system.

Alexander Tevzadze, the Deputy Minister and Irina Tserodze, Head of the Vocational Education Department of the Ministry, attended the event.

Justin Mackenzie Smith, British Ambassador to Georgia, said he was honored to host the signing ceremony and to see presented the upcoming projects to be implemented by the UK Good Governance Fund for Vocational Education in Georgia.

The projects to be implemented by the PwC aim to improve public-private partnership mechanisms in the vocational education system and initiate short-term vocational education programs in higher education institutions.

The UK Good Governance Fund has been providing technical assistance in Georgia since 2015 on inclusive economic growth, improvement of public administration, institutional support of the Parliament, strengthening civil society, and other reforms.

The event was held on the premises of the British Embassy on October 3 and saw representatives of the British Embassy Tbilisi, GGF, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, British Council and PwC in attendence.

By Katie Ruth Davies

04 October 2018 19:38