Deepening linkages between formal/non-formal VET system and the labour market needs in the context of lifelong learning in Georgia


 Professional College in Poti. Photo: Daro Sulakauri/UNDP

The project addresses the mismatch between vocational education and labour market needs in Georgia. Its main objective is to improve responsiveness of the formal and non-formal Vocational Educational and Training (VET) to the local labour market as well as to promote a lifelong learning process.

The project is funded by the European Union and is being implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, professional colleges and VET centres across the country. 

What we do

The project is focusing on the two main areas related to the system of Vocational Education and Training in Georgia. From one hand, UNDP continues its long-term assistance to reforming and improving the formal Vocational Education and Training in the country. From the other – we assist to recognise and use the benefits of non-formal learning and create additional life-long learning opportunities for adults.

We closely work with decision-makers to help develop new concepts and policies in the area of non-formal Vocational Education and Training as well as implement pilot projects in the selected regions of Georgia, including Samegrelo, Svaneti and Shida Kartli.  

Expected results

  • Increased effectiveness of Vocational Education and Training, including for better employment prospects for the VET graduates and smoother transition from education to employment.
  • Increased linkage between Vocational Education and Training and local labour market. 
  • More non-formal learning opportunities for adults, increased professional skills and productivity of professional workers. 

Who finances it

Total Budget US$ 607,163.93
European Union US$ 547,054.64
UNDP US$   60,109.29

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