SPCE Khorog Holds “Look and See” Event and Inauguration of the Automotive Electric Workshop
On 11 June, SPCE Khorog held a “Look and See” Event to present current activities in the areas of cross-border education and Technical and Vocational Education (TVET). The event, attended by participants from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), and the Director of the National Centre for Adult Education in the Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of Tajikistan, featured the ribbon cutting of the new TVET Automotive Electric Workshop and a presentation of the recent Labour Market Survey conducted in Faizabad and surrounding districts in the Afghan province of Badakhshan. Rustem Yakovlev, Manager of Vocational Education for SPCE, outlined the training and curriculum to be offered to learners in 2010.
The event offered participants an opportunity to learn more about cross-border activities, including the two-year, jointly funded UCA-USAID programme “Cross-border Vocational Education in Badakhshan” (CVEB). Under this project, UCA commissioned a labour market survey in February 2010 to inform the development of courses and curriculum offered to Afghan learners in professional and vocational education. The CVEB programme will offer 60 scholarships to Afghan students to take courses at SPCE Khorog and provide Training of Trainers to 30 individuals in TVET.
|From left: Mr. Stefan Erber, GTZ Country Director; Dr. Bohdan Krawchenko, UCA Director General; Gharibsho Gharibshoev, Head of the Regional Education Department of the Hukumat of GBAO. Mr. Alisher Faromuzov, Director of the National Centre for Adult Education in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.|
The inauguration of the Automotive Electric workshop marked the fifth trade in vocational education to be offered at SPCE Khorog. In 2008, two candidates from SPCE Khorog participated in a one-year training course in Germany on Automobile electrical system maintenance and repair provided by GTZ. The launch of the Automotive Electrical programme is scheduled for the fall of 2010.