The aim of Annual TVET Conferences is to improve the status and image of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and to share successful reforms and best international practices in this sector. The annual Conferences offer a platform to all stakeholders, including vocational education institutions, representatives from government, industry and experts to discuss the successful examples of vocational education, learn about the trends in TVET and present their visions on the development of human capital in the country.
On July 18, 2016 the first annual conference on Vocational Education for Economic Development was held. The general theme of the conference was about bridging the gap between vocational education and the labour market with the aim of securing an increased level of industry engagement in the vocational education system.
On October 31, 2017 the second annual TVET conference and fair - "Skills for Future" was organized. Jason Gregory, Business and Development Director from leading international educational company Pearson (UK), that operates in more than 70 countrie, was invited as key-note speaker. The overall goal of the event was to improve the image of vocational education in the country by showcasing new opportunities that became available in Georgia with the support of MCA-Georgia. An exhibition of new TVET programs funded under the ISWD project took place during the Conference.
In 2017, the first National TVET Awards ceremony was held and the winners were revealed in the following four categories: TVET Student of the Year, TVET Professional of the Year, TVET Provider of the Year and TVET Business Partner of the year.
The Week of Skills 2018 was held during the week of 5-9 November that was officially opened with the Annual TVET Conference - "Investing in Human Capital". Nigel Jeremy, Chief Learning Officer from British Airways (UK) and Brian Gonzalez, General Manager of Global Education Sector from Intel Corporation (USA) were invited as key-note speakers and shared their companies experience in investing in human capital, staff training and development and cooperation with education sector.
"Open Door" days at ten partner TVET institutions were organized during the week. New vocational programs developed with the support of ISWD Project were presented. "Open Door” days were open for all interested parties to learn about the new programs and visit renovated infrastructure and improved laboratories.
The Week of Skills 2018 was completed with the National TVET Awards 2018 ceremony. The winners in four categories were awarded: TVET Student of the Year, TVET Professional of the Year, TVET Provider of the Year and TVET Business Partner of the year.