Presentation of EU VET Grant projects to be held in Bishkek
Bishkek, February 17 / Kabar /. Introductory meeting dedicated to presentation of EU VET Grant projects in the framework of the EU Grant programme “Vocational Education and Training in the Kyrgyz Republic” for educational institutions and civil society organisations will take place on 21st of February 2012 at 9:00 in Hotel Ak- Keme. Representatives of 50 vocational lyceums and 20 technical secondary schools from all regions of the country which are contributing into development of the vocational educational and training sector are to be invited for this event.
In the work of introductory meeting will take part: Mr. Kanybek Osmonaliev, Jogorku Kenesh, Deputy, Chair of Education, Science, Culture & Sport Committee; Mr. Aliasbek Alymkulov, the Ministry of youth, labour and employment of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister; Mr. Muhtar Orozbekov, the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), Deputy of Minister; Mr. Taalaibek Cholponkulov, VET Agency, Director; EU Delegation programme managers: Doctor Olaf Heidelbach and Ms. Gulnara Botobaeva and other stakeholders.
EU VET Grant Programme in Kyrgyzstan was announced for the first time in 2011. Grant funds allocated for the programme was 3 million EURO. Programme goal is to assist the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to improve the system of general and vocational education and training, capable of delivering high quality services, maximising the potential of the available human resources and responding to the needs of a rapidly changing labour market.
The grants were donated to the following local and international non-governmental organizations:
• Centre of Public Policy (Kyrgyzstan) – project “Ensuring wider access to the primary vocational education and training”
• Mission of the International Organization for Migration in KG - project “Towards Improved Vocational Education and Training in Kyrgyzstan”
• Gustav-Stresemann-Institute (GSI – Germany) - Project “Strengthening social partnership development in vocational education and training in Kyrgyzstan”
• Inter-Church Organisation for Development Co-Operation (ICCO - Netherlands) - Project “Promoting access to modern and innovative vocational education system for better employability and income of rural population”
• Federation Handicap International (FHI - France) - Project “Creating work opportunities for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups through an enhanced cooperation between Vocational Educational Training schools and employers”.
For more information, please, contact: Ms Farida Ryskulueva, VET Expert of the project “Support to the Kyrgyz Education Sector” (ph.: 62-23-10 (108); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)