EU, UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education launch a series of inclusive vocational trainings

March 18, 2022

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Baku, 18 March 2022 - The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE) announce the admission to the short-term inclusive trainings for women and men in some vocational directions.

As part of the EU-funded “VET for the Future” project, the Baku State Vocational Education and Training Center for Culture and Crafts organises short-term vocational trainings in the art directions of stained glass and floristry for the first time in the country.

The two-month trainings will be organized at this vocational education center, as well as at the partner institutions. During the trainings, people of all abilities will gain knowledge and skills in stained glass techniques, working with colors, developing business plans, drawing patterns and compositions, as well as growing and caring for plants, and making bouquets.

As part of the programme, business skills development sessions will be held for participants in an inclusive environment, in line with the “training for all” approach considering different abilities of people.

To apply, candidates should complete and submit this form ( by 3 April 2022. The selection process will be carried out in two stages, including interviews.

The trainings are free and those who successfully complete the training programme will receive the official certificates of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. This training programme will support the lifelong learning approach in Azerbaijan and in the future, will create new employment opportunities for women and men in these art areas.


The trainings are organised as part of the “VET for the Future: Development of VET Providers’ Excellence in Azerbaijan” project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in partnership with SAVE. The project aims to support the modernisation of VET (vocational education and training) institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver competence-based training in order to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET.

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