Mard: Co-op with Azerbaijan plays important role for EU
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
The European Union attaches special importance to the education system in Azerbaijan, said Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard June 7 addressing a conference dedicated to the project of technical assistance, “EU Support to Vocational Education and Training,” in Baku.
She noted that the EU and Azerbaijan will start four new grant projects from July.
According to Mard, all these projects will be implemented for the modernization of vocational education centers.
A joint approach will contribute to ongoing reforms in the country, added Mard.
The EU official said that the cooperation with Azerbaijan plays an important role for the EU. The improvement of vocational education and training together with higher education are the basis of economic diversification, economic reforms in Azerbaijan, she added.
This system expands opportunities for those who entering or re-entering the market, said Mard.
The improvement of vocational training should be conducted in the right direction, she noted adding that the EU has extensive experience in this field.
She also spoke about the importance of having a content of curriculums and programs that meets the market requirements. They should be written in such a way that students can easily learn and use them, added Mard.
The new project is aimed at the development of vocational education in Azerbaijan and includes the EU’s support for the country, said the official.
The EU will continue to support reforms in Azerbaijan, noted Mard.
The project, presented today and funded by the EU, shows the great importance that the EU attaches to the educational system of Azerbaijan, she added.