Creating Better Life-Long Learning Opportunities through Local Partnerships

Summary

The project “Creating Better Life-Long Learning Opportunities through Local Partnerships” aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality and accessibility of skills provision for life-long learning and enhancement of employment opportunities for youth and vulnerable groups in target six regions of Georgia (Tbilisi, Guria, Racha-Lechkhumi, Imereti, Kakheti and Adjara) for further institutionalization and replication of the models and approaches nationwide. The project will create access to new educational services in vocational education and training (VET), ensuring sustainable and inclusive development of the VET system and the labour market. The project is implemented with the financial support from the European Union (EU) in the strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and cooperation with the private sector (hospitality, healthcare, personal services and other sectors) and educational institutions (schools, colleges, training centres).

what we do

  • Strengthening secondary school capacities for provision of integrated VET programs, training and retraining in municipalities that do not have VET colleges.
  • Development of the catch-up courses for early school leavers (Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and other disadvantaged groups) and those who face difficulties to enroll and participate in VET courses.
  • Introducing digital learning and blended learning in a selected VET institution.
  • Creation of distance or home-based work opportunities for vulnerable and special target groups (PWDs, youth, ethnic minorities).
  • Introducing entrepreneurial VET college model and support with the coaching scheme.
  • Strengthening institutional and human capacities of stakeholders, including local government, NGOs, youth organizations, formal and non-formal educational institutions, to provide targeted services to youth and vulnerable groups.
  • Introducing sector-based colleges networking models and piloting in two sectors (personal services and health).
  • Transforming VET providers and/or other knowledge centres into local skills hubs and improve their access to resources.
  • Designing targeted action framework for every target region to include long-term interventions based on needs assessment and situation analyses of NEETs, vulnerable groups and youth in selected regions.
  • Introducing extra-curricular activities in general and VET colleges, including clubs, projects, arts, sports and healthy lifestyle, also in other youth centres to develop key competencies, including entrepreneurial competence among beneficiaries.
  • Introducing entrepreneurial and digital learning based on EntreComp and DigiComp including Project-Based Learning (PBL) and support of VET students and graduates, in prototyping the business ideas including social entrepreneurship ideas.
  • Development and introduction of a special Career Education and Orientation Program to support schoolchildren, their parents and youth including vulnerable youth and NEETs.
  • Development of learning materials/digital platform with digital resources on entrepreneurial education.
  • Organizing youth fora and creating youth network/platform for social entrepreneurship to support networking, generation of ideas and fundraising.

expected results

  • Youth, women and men, including vulnerable groups in selected regions, have better accessibility to gain skills through new types of formal and non-formal education-related service provision.
  • Quality of skills development is improved through the strengthening of the institutional and human capacity of the service providers.
  • Employability of youth is enhanced through developed key competencies including digital and entrepreneurial competencies.

Contact information

Project address

1st Alley, 3 Arakishvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact persons

Nino Gurgenidze
Project Manager
nino.gurgenidze@undp.org

Giorgi Nanobashvili
UNDP Economic Development Team Leader
george.nanobashvili@undp.org

Impact

START DATE

September 2020

END DATE

March 2023

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Georgia

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

Mim.of Education and Science

DONORS

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$1,013,781

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2020$10,594

2021$121,744

2022$122,755

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