On November 5-9, the Millennium
Challenge Account-Georgia within its Industry-led Skills and Workforce
Development Project (ISWD) organized a Week of Skills 2018, that was opened
with the International 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 delivered keynote speeches at the Conference. The speakers shared their companies experience in investing in human capital, staff training and development and cooperation with education sector.
The Conference was attended by the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, Mikheil Batiashvili; the Deputy Vice President of MCC, Lona Stoll; Charge d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Elizabeth Rood and the Chairman of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, Mariam Jashi as well as the representatives of private and education sector.
According to the CEO of MCA-Georgia, Magda Magradze, the Week of Skills aims to introduce 51 new vocational education programs to public, by organizing Open Days in major cities of Georgia. "Our aim is to demonstrate why vocational education is our priority and a matter of high importance” – noted Ms. Magradze.
"The development of TVET education is our priority, and the active support of Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia and U.S. Government needs to be highlighted” – noted Mr. Batiashvili.
The Week of Skills 2018 was officially closed on November 9, with the National TVET Awards gala ceremony, where winners in the four categories were revealed.