On March 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, together with its partner institutions – the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Labor,Health and Social Affairs – presented the results and achievements of four EU-funded grant scheme projects in the labor market/employment and vocational education and training sectors. The event was organized with the assistance of the EU-funded EVET Communication Unit, which is co-implemented by PMCG in consortium with Media Consulta International.
“We are making efforts so that people’s skills better match the Georgian labor market”, declared Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, in his opening speech.
Unemployment is one of the key challenges faced by Georgia. This problem is even more acute for people with disabilities, and this multi-layered nature of the issue has been reflected in the reform. The technical assistance project, funded by the EU, seeks to ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities, reform of vocational education for agribusiness and remote regions in general, as well as comprehensive support for family businesses. These grants have allowed civil society organizations to participate in, and contribute to, non-formal aspects of the labor market/employment and vocational education and training sectors.
“Within the framework of the project, I started working at a place, where I truly found myself. I’m truly happy and it is good that this kind of project exists. Some people are self-conscious and can’t start working. They should not think that they cannot and that they are different from others in any way”, Nino Khutsishvili, project beneficiary.