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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Project of Mutual Co-Operation between Georgia and Estonia Launched

The project “Facilitating Vocational Education Development in Georgia” has been activated from October 2011 between the Ministries of Education and Science of Georgia and Estonia. The presentation of the project was held at the “Courtyard Marriott” hotel during a seminar. Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Irine Kurdadze, Estonian Ambassador to Georgia, Tomas Luke, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Estonia and the heads of Vocational Education Institutions of Estonia and Georgia participated in the seminar.

An “agreement of mutual cooperation” was signed between eight Georgian and eight Estonian Vocational Education Institutions during the seminar, according to which exchange programs of students, teachers and experts will be launched between the abovementioned institutions. Experience sharing, curriculum development, adjustment to EU standards, joint seminars and conferences, training courses in both countries are also envisaged in the agreement. The project is fully financed by the Estonian side.

The following Vocational Education Schools are involved in the project from Georgian side: "New Wave" - Kobuleti, "IC" - Katchreti, IT-Tbilisi, "Iberia" - Kutaisi, "Mermisi" - Tbilisi, "Professional" - Tbilisi, "Ikaros" - Tbilisi and Batumi Maritime Academy.

The cooperation between Georgia and Estonia started a few years ago and the development of Vocational Education strategic plans represents continuation of the joint endeavor.