Education 20:19 11/10/2017 Armenia

EU allocates €15.2 million for employment policy and VET reforms in Armenia

Today, Piotr Antoni Świtalski, the EU Ambassador to Armenia announced the EU-funded programme of “Better Qualifications for Better Jobs”, with a budget of €15.2 million for the years 2017-2019.

Commenting on the programme the Ambassador said, "Our agenda is clear: we need to take action and work together in order to make sure that young people and their skills are at the heart of inclusive growth. With the right skills, young people are better prepared for active citizenship; they have a better chance of finding and keeping a good job; and they are better equipped to set up their own business - and in turn, to create jobs for others".                                       

The main implementers of the programme are the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as private sector organisations and social partners. This programme seeks to improve the efficiency of Armenia's labour market and the employability of its workforce, with a particular emphasis on agricultural employment.

The announcement coincided with the official opening of a Social Enterprise printing house at Armavir State Art College within “Social Innovations for Vocational Education and Employability of Young People with Disabilities” (SIVEE) project financed by the European Union and implemented by Save the Children in Armenia. The SIVEE project has reported tangible results in creating equal employment opportunities for youth with disabilities through promoting social innovation in Armenia’s VET sector.

 

 



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