Georgia plans to develop vocational education

PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the event where the Education Minister presented education reform plan. Photo by the PM’s press office, 02 Jul 2016 - 15:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s newly appointed Education Minister Aleksandre Jejelava has today presented his views and priorities of strategic development of the country’s education system.

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Cabinet members attended the presentation in Georgia's eastern Kakheti region.

Jejelava, who was appointed as Education Minister on June 3, talked about ways to strategically develop all levels of education:

  • Pre-school education;
  • Primary education;
  • Higher education;
  • Vocational education.

Jejelava began his presentation with stressing the importance of reforming Georgia's education system.

The country’s development in all directions is based on this,” said Jejelava, highlighting the role of professional education, which was part of the Government’s four-point reform plan.

He stressed Georgia needed highly qualified and competitive professionals in specific fields.

We have launched works to make vocational education more attractive for youth,” Jejelava said.

After the presentation Cabinet members and other officials discussed what educational challenges Georgia faced and how these difficulties could be overcome.

The event took place at the vocational college Aisi in Kachreti village of eastern Georgia’s Kakheti region.

Aisi currently had 500 students who wanted to become:

  • Farmers;
  • Winemakers;
  • Beekeepers;
  • Food technicians;
  • Veterinarians;
  • Tractoists;
  • Hotel managers;
  • Guides;
  • Tour operators; and
  • Cooks.

Jejelava said these were professions the region needed to help it develop.