The Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development (ISWD) Project is a $16 million project of the Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia funded under the five-year $140 million Compact between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Georgia signed on 26 July, 2013.
The four activities under this project are designed to: 1) run a competitive process to solicit and fund innovative, industry-driven proposals from Georgian TVET providers for establishing new or expanding/improving existing training programs, to meet industry needs; 2) strengthen TVET provider practice by identifying, strengthening, documenting, disseminating, and promoting uptake of best practices across the sector; 3) strengthen national policy with respect to industry engagement in the Georgian TVET sector; 4) host an annual TVET conference.
The project “Improving the Quality and Relevance of TVET Programmes in Engineering in Georgia” is implemented within the framework of ISWD project and aims to contribute to strengthening the quality of TVET provision in Georgia through the development of vocation qualifications that are aligned to the needs of industry and employers in the field of engineering.
With the support of the project’s international partner “Pearson Education Limited”, the LEPL Spektri will develop level IV-V qualifications in the field of welding, electrician, air conditioning systems and underground water and sewage systems in accordance with the Business and technology Education Council (BTEC) standard and the needs of local employers.
Duration of the programmes will be 9-12 months. Enrolments will be opened in autumn 2017.