Case Study

Armenia: Setting up sector skills development centres

People1st International

Summary
Armenia: To compete in a global marketplace and improve young people’s prospects, you need a structured approach to vocational training and education that provides the skills to keep industry competitive.

Region
Armenia, Asia
Skills Solution
Sectoral skills centres, industry standards, workforce intelligence

Armenia’s high youth unemployment and a large influx of refugees has highlighted the failings of its vocational education system. Young people were leaving college and failing to find jobs as a result of a mismatch between the skills they had been taught and those required by employers.

A process needed to be put in place make sure the vocational educational system was anticipating the industry’s requirements – especially in the tourism and wine production sectors.

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