PSD TVET in Armenia
In Armenia, the PSD TVET programme works in the following sectors relevant for employment – wine, tourism, and IT/precision engineering. Based on needs assessments for skilled personnel in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), we identify qualification offers appropriate for the selected value-chains. We support our public and private partners in jointly developing and implementing formal and non-formal training, including dual TVET programmes. We strive to promote sustainable and inclusive business models among MSME.
In TVET, we strive to achieve:
- piloting of Dual TVET system elements in Armenia based on private-public sector cooperation;
- support in designing government policies and regulations for TVET development for better employment in the country;
- capacity building for TVET managers and teachers in the selected sectors;
- facilitation of the TVET development processes of implementing partners on the strategic Level.
In the wine sector, we support:
- local winemakers in improving and promoting their products;
- introduction of the “organic wine” concept in the sector;
- introduction of new viticulture and vinification services in the wine sector.
In tourism sector, we work to ensure:
- sustainable tourism development in regions by reinforcing rural tourism products;
- capacity building in service provision especially in guiding and ecotourism products development and promotion;
- promotion and marketing of Armenian tourism products in Germany;
- positioning of Armenia as a wine tourism destination.
In IT/precision engineering, we contribute to:
- designing of models for private-public sector cooperation;
- improving advisory services on the management level.
Attached to the “Private Sector Development and TVET in South Caucasus” programme two further projects are being implemented in Armenia:
–“Support to SME Development in Armenia” (SMEDA) (co-funded by the EU, duration – 2016-2019, www.smeda.am) with the objective to improve the national business and investment climate, support the development of SMEs and enable broad-based growth.
–“Economic Integration of Syrian Refugees in Armenia” (EISRA) (duration – 2015-2018; www.syrarbi.am) aiming at improving preconditions for economic integration of Syrian refugees in Armenia.