European Commission Defined Consultant to Upgrade Vocational Education in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 June / Trend corr. I.Khalilova / The European Commission has completed to select a consultant for the project to upgrade the vocational education. The contract is expected to be signed in the early of July, Rufat Mammadov, the Executive Director of the European Union Coordination Bureau on Technical Assistance to Azerbaijan (Tacis), stated on 11 June. EU will not announce the name of the consultant until the contract will be signed.
Eight consortiums pretended to render consultation services - ABU Consult Berlin GmbH (DE): AKMH Institute for Vocational Training S.A. (GR), Integration Management Consultants (DE) и Nehem International (NL), British Council (UK) - Aarhus Technical College (DK) и PEM GmbH (DE), European Profiles S.A. (GR) - Aalborg Technical College (DK), Scottish Qualifications Authority (UK) и Human Resources and Technical Assistance Ltd (CY), GOPA Consultants (DE) - G & G Consulting (TR), Hifab International AB (SU) - S.I.C.I. Dominus (ES), IFOA - Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali (IT) - IBF International Consulting (BE) и DVV International (DE), InWent - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH (DE)- CCI Mulhouse - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Sud Alsace Mulhouse (FR), WYG International Ltd (UK) - DeLeeuw International Ltd (TR) and ASPI Consulting Engineers Inc. (AZ).
The project is expected to be implemented within two years. EU has allocated €2.5mln. The funds will be directed to develop programs to upgrade the teaching system, education, and to purchase equipment. EU is ready to support to create the first vocational education system on tourism and pilot projects in Azerbaijan in order to improve the vocational education policy that will be implemented in Ismayilli" Mammadov said.
The project is implemented within the framework of the national plan of actions of Tacis for 2006 fiscal year.
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