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Empowering Georgia's Future: Celebrating Excellence in Vocational Education
January 12, 2024

Empowering Georgia's Future: Celebrating Excellence in Vocational Education


Each year, the United States takes part in the Vocational Education Awards ceremony, which is a crucial opportunity to recognize the key individuals who contribute to the success of vocational education initiatives.  At the ceremony, Ambassador Dunnigan expressed thanks to the Embassy’s many partners, including the Millennium Foundation, Ministry of Education and Science, and Gudavadze-Patarkatsishvili Foundation.  She also congratulated the winners, including:  vocational education teacher of the year Vlada Khimenko; vocational education program of the year College “Mermis”; vocational education student of the year Zebur Bolkvadze; and vocational education business partner of the year:  “BK Construction” LLC.
Since 2014, the United States has actively supported development of vocational education in Georgia.  This commitment has led to important achievements, including establishment of over a hundred skills programs, improvement of existing programs, and support for vocational counseling and career guidance.  This support plays an important role in advancing Georgia’s EU aspirations and developing its economic potential.