Expert training organised for Azerbaijan’s textile teachers with the support of the EU, UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education

March 3, 2021

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Baku, 3 March 2021 - A ten-day training programme on Azerbaijan’s textile sector was organised for textile teachers, instructors and field experts by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education.

The training took place in the new sewing workshop of the Ganja State Vocational Education Centre on Industry and Technology.

According to the latest labour market assessment in Azerbaijan, the textile industry is one of the most promising sectors in the country and the Ganja State VET Centre could make technological advances in this field with its current resources.

The training was conducted by a designer and an expert in the production of commercial clothing. The programme included sessions on current trends and demands in the textile sector,
the production of market-oriented products and the use of modern equipment and electronic simulation programmes.

The participants learned the basics about how to start up a textile business from an initial idea to the development of a commercially successful clothing line.

The vocational education instructors who attended the training will share their newly acquired knowledge with students and other teachers who will be involved in activities to generate income for the VET Centre.

This expert training programme was initiated by UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education as part of the EU funded project “Support to the establishment of Regional Industrial Vocational Education and Training Competence Centre in Ganja” (2017-2020).

The main aim of this project is to help strengthen and modernise Azerbaijan’s vocational education and training system. The project has already provided equipment for improving the facilities and activities of the VET textile centre in Ganja.

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