EU and UNDP starts a campaign to promote vocational education in Azerbaijan
11 August 2022
- The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education have launched a public campaign to promote vocational education in Azerbaijan.
The campaign is organised as part of the EU-funded "VET for the Future" project. The posters on various professions were placed in Ganja city and taking an innovative approach digital backpacks were used in Baku. Through this mobile campaign, the information about vocational education is relayed to many people in different places of the city at the same time. Under the call #JoinVET, the campaign is planned to continue during the period of student admission to vocational educational institutions.
Applications are open at "portal.edu.az" platform under "Electronic student admission to vocational education institutions" service. The admission process is open to those who have completed general or upper secondary education. Student admission for the 2022/2023 academic year will be available in 23,340 places for 127 vocations in 66 vocational educational institutions. By applying to dual education programme, people can get an opportunity to have in-company trainings at various private sector companies during their official studies. The deadline for the first round of applications is 12 August, 18:00.
These advocacy activities are implemented as part of the “VET for the Future: Development of VET Providers’ Excellence in Azerbaijan” project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in partnership with SAVE. The project aims to support the modernisation of VET institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver competence-based training in order to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET.