GIZ “Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training South Caucasus” Programme Kick-Off New Phase with Scaled-up Activities toward Sustainable Economic Growth


Yerevan, April 26. A press conference on the kick-off of the new phase of “Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training South Caucasus” (PSD TVET) programme was addressed on April 26 at the Trdat the Second Hall of Armenia Marriott Hotel in Yerevan.

The programme is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The press conference focused on the announcement of the kick-off of the new, 3-year phase of the PSD TVET programme and presentation of the programme’s main goals, objectives, intervention fields as well as ongoing and future cooperation with partner ministries.

“In Armenia, the PSD TVET programme will support the green and inclusive growth of three target sectors: sustainable tourism, wine sector and precision engineering/IT sector. We will improve the vocational training in Armenia and strengthen the cooperation between public institutions and business. Skills for Business – Business for Skills: Technical Vocational Education and Training for Economic Development!”, noted Wilhelm Hugo presenting the programme’s goals and intervention fields particularly in Armenia.

“We are happy to continue the good work with our partners in Armenia and on the regional level in the coming 3 years and aim at helping to improve the framework conditions for sustainable economic development in selected sectors relevant for employment”, noted Katja Kammerer, Programme Director of GIZ PSD TVET in her speech.

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RA Deputy Minister of Education and Science Manuk Mkrtchyan attached importance to the cooperation with GIZ, adding: “Jointly with the programme, we are willing to establish dual vocational education system which hasn’t been piloted in Armenia so far”.

In her turn, Deputy Head of SME Support and Development Department of RA Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, Gayane Gevorgyan, highlighted the importance of  cooperation with GIZ noting that “the intervention fields of the programme are targets for the Armenian government as well”.

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