Skills for Employment and Income Generation


UNDP Georgia education
Vocational training in carpentry. Zugdidi, Georgia. May 2011. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

This initiative is part of UNDP’s long-term support to the development of professional education and vocational training in Georgia. It contributes to increasing the quality of vocational training and focuses on improving employment prospects of economically vulnerable.  

What We Do

We work closely with the professional colleges in Kakheti, Imereti and Samtskhe-Javakheti to improve the quality of vocational training and provide better access to the modern education technologies and training practices. 

We also help professional colleges to become local hubs of economic activities and establish effective and mutually beneficial relations with business, industry, academia, experts and vocational workers.

Expected Results

  • Compatibility of vocational education with the demands of local labour markets.
  • Increased public awareness about vocational training and other services of professional colleges. 
  • Enhanced sustainability of vocational colleges through positioning them as the hubs of local economic activities, facilitators of employment and partners to local businesses.

Who finances it?

Phase I  
UNDP US$ 381,860
Phase II  
UNDP US$ 207,502


2014 US$  77,604.67
2013 US$  18,173.42
2012 US$ 351,732.9
Start date:
January 2012
End date:
December 2015
Geographic coverage:
Imereti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javaketi
Vocational Education and Training Centres in Kutaisi, Kachreti and Akhaltsikhe
Millennium Development Goal
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Project Document
Contact Information

Contact person
Revaz Sakvarelidze
Project Manager

17, Paliashvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact Person in UNDP

George Nanobashvili
Economic Development Team Leader