Workshop within “Strengthening capacities for quality assurance and credit transfer in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Azerbaijan” Project
On April 4, a workshop on “Quality assurance and best practices in Vocational Education” was held within “Strengthening capacities for quality assurance and credit transfer in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Azerbaijan” project. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by consortium led by the “IBF International Consulting” and the beneficiary of the project is the State Agency on Vocational Education.
The aim of the workshop was to present a review of the quality assurance system for VET in Azerbaijan, discuss quality assurance concept, the methodology and best international practices of the quality assurance in Vocational Education and possible future steps for improvement of the quality assurance at institutional and VET providers level.
Acting Director and Deputy Director of the State Agency on Vocational Education Mr. Jeyhun Karamov made a welcome speech and gave information about internal quality assurance of vocational education institutions. Project Manager Mr. Rza Zulfugarzade from the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan informed about the EU support to Vocational Education and Quality Assurance in Azerbaijan.
Team Leader of the project Mr. Ilkin Nazarov presented the general information about the project, its objectives and activity plan. International expert on internal quality assurance Mr. Serban Iosifescu made a presentation about current situation of the quality assurance in vocational education in Azerbaijan, best practices in this field, suggested innovations and development perspectives. Then the workshop continued in question-answer and discussions format.
The participants of the workshop were employees from departments of the State Agency on Vocational Education, representatives of vocational education institutions and other EU-funded projects.This project is implemented under the Financing Agreement (Education for Employment in Azerbaijan) between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union. “Education for Employment in Azerbaijan” (ENI/2018/041-537) Annual Action Programme 2018 is financed under European Neighbourhood Instrument. The objective of the project is to facilitate the strengthening human capital in Azerbaijan by enhancing the quality of vocational education and training through improving quality assurance framework and the credit transfer system in VET for the State Agency on Vocational Education.