This year, 10 pilot vocational education institutions are planned to be commissioned in Azerbaijan.
A new training process has been launched at Baku State Vocational Education Center on Industry and Innovations which opened last year with the participation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. This year, the number of specialties will be increased at the Center.
Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, various short-term courses are offered to students at Baku State Vocational Education Center on Industry and Innovations. The teaching process is carried out twice a week for 2 hours. The Center was established on the basis of the agreement signed between Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education and the Republic of Korea in 2016. It cooperates with more than 25 foreign and local companies. The main purpose of applying the international experience in Azerbaijan is to involve business companies to the integration process.
Currently, the Vocational Education Center cooperates with the academies of two international companies. A memorandum of understanding has been signed with the “CISCO Networking Academy” operating under the Center. Training courses at the Academy will give wide opportunities for students to build a career and get promoted in their existing careers. Since the next academic year, the number of companies will be increased. Moreover, new plans on the teaching and curriculum will be carried out. Presently, new subjects are added to 8 specialties taught. These specialties will mainly envisage the field of cyber security.
It is noteworthy that in 2018, 24 State Vocational Education Centers were established under 55 vocational education institutions operating in regions and Baku. It is planned to create two additional centers. It is planned to establish 10 pilot vocational education institutions in 2020. All this will have a positive impact on the field of vocational education and create wide opportunities for those who want to try themselves as specialists in different spheres.