EU and UNDP team up to support 2nd Vocational Education Festival in Azerbaijan

June 12, 2023

The State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined efforts to organise the second “Secret of a Profession” Public Festival in Baku Seaside Boulevard.

At the festival, the strategic role of vocational education in the development of the country, the work done to increase youth employment and interest towards vocational education were discussed.

The “Secret of a Profession”  Festival offered a number of master classes and exhibitions organised by the students from tourism, industry, arts, agriculture, ICT and public catering fields. In addition, fun games and quizzes have been held for the participants as part of the "WorldSkills Azerbaijan" platform and “STEAM Azerbaijan” project, and the winners have been awarded. 

The festival was aimed at building more awareness about vocational and education training (VET) in the country, to promote the involvement of youth, parents, and all related parties into the VET.

The "Secret of a Profession" Festival was supported by the EU-funded “VET for the Future: Development of VET Providers' Excellence in Azerbaijan” project implemented by UNDP in cooperation with SAVE. The partner of the festival was the Seaside Boulevard Administration, and the media partner was the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting CJS Company.


The actions to support promotion of vocational education are organised by the “VET for the future: development of VET providers' excellence in Azerbaijan” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP with SAVE. The project aims to support the modernisation of VET providers in Azerbaijan and increase the labour market relevance of vocational education. 

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