ArmInfo. Deutsche Gesellschaftfur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) German public cooperation international unit stated about the launch of 3rd stage of "Private Sector Development and Technical AVOcational Education and Training South Caucasus" (PSD TVET), aimed at supporting stable and inclusive growth in the country. The budget of a 3-year-old program for Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan totals 8.6mln euro.
According to Katie Kamerer, the director of PSD TVET program, in reality the aim of the program's 3rd stage, being implemented in Armenia almost for 10 years,is the stimulation of green (sustainable) economy resulted by professional and technical education development in spheres of tourism, winemaking and concrete engineers. The program, as she thinks, can become the best platform for experience exchange between the countries, increased professional skills of the trade and finance literacy market participants of SME representatives, as well as the integration of Syrian Armenians at the country's economy.
According to Wilhelm Hugo, the Armenian office director of the program Armenia is in a very difficult geopolitical state, having at that minimum of natural resources. At the same time, the country is rich with human potential, which is being used not so efficiently today. "The problem is the low level of cooperation between the Republic and private sector. Resulted by the implementation of this program in Armenia we hope to arrange necessary cooperation", he said. According to the head of the office, after the implementation of the program the situation of employment will improve in the country, particularly, in country's provinces, as well as to increase the level of private sector's involvement in preparing process and retraining of the experts in accordance with market's demands.
GIZ representatives expressed the satisfaction with the results of first two stages of the program, when the main conceptual approaches were functioned in average professional education sphere and educating courses are arranged. "We are glad that we found many talented people in Armenia, giving them a chance to increase professional level. The results of our work are very important for us in Armenian provinces, particularly, in Vayots Dzor, Gegharquniq. This will allow to provide high level of professional and technical education in Armenia, integrating into the system professional education and teaching of employees and making the experts more competitive", Wilhelm Hugo said.
To note, ArmInfo's attempts to get information about funding of the program, also the first two stages, were failed.