European Union and UNDP promotes inclusivity in vocational education in Azerbaijan

November 12, 2021

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Baku, 12 November 2021 – The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE) started activities to introduce inclusive education at the vocational education and training level in Azerbaijan.

With the support of the EU-funded “VET for the Future” project, for the first time in the country, a training programme on inclusive vocational education has been organised.

The three-day programme conducted by Dr. Peter Grimes, an expert in area of inclusive education, involves teachers and masters from the vocational education centers in Baku, Ganja, Sheki, Jalilabad and Lankaran, and provides participants with the knowledge and skills to use a disability awareness toolkit in vocational education.

During the training programme, the participants discuss about inclusion in curriculum of vocational education, barriers, and solutions, and get to know more about universal design for learning.

The programme aims to promote inclusion in the organisation of the vocational education and to support the introduction of modern approaches in this area.

This initiative is 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 institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver competence-based training in order to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET.

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