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British Council, Azercell launch joint project in vocational education sector

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Baku, October 12, AZERTAC

British Council and Azercell are launching a new project in the vocational education sector on IT and Telecommunication. The project is supported by the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan. The aim of the project is to improve employability skills of students and develop capacity among teachers of the IT and Telecommunication specialties at the vocational education (VET) schools located in Baku.

Skills for the World of Work (SWOW) project aims to support the development of the vocational education sector in line with the State Strategy on Education with the support of the Ministry of Education. The project will be implemented by the British Council in partnership with Junior Achievement Azerbaijan.

The students of the IT and Telecommunication specialties at the vocational education schools in Baku will be trained on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business ethics and work readiness skills. Successful students will get a chance to go through area related apprenticeship program supported by Azercell.

Under SWOW program, selected teachers of respective vocational colleges will undergo a series of training sessions that would empower them with knowledge on Teaching Models, Skills and Strategies, Relationships and Context. Successful teachers will get a chance to attend Trainer of Trainers (ToT). These training sessions will help to create a pool of professional teacher trainers in the respective area. Teacher training sessions will be conducted by the professional UK trainer invited by the British Council.

Some 120 students and 30 teachers of the IT and Telecommunication specialties at the vocational education schools located in Baku will benefit from the project.

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