The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli and the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia - Natia Turnava held a working meeting with the representatives of the textile companies and discussed the challenges in the sector. The meeting was also attended by Tamar Kitiashvili, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and representatives of vocational schools of corresponding profile.
According to Mikheil Chkhenkeli, one of the priorities of the ministry is to train qualified staff in the field of vocational education, which will meet the requirements of the market, thus being easily employable. To that end, there must be close cooperation between vocational colleges and private companies.
At the meeting, representatives of the textile companies expressed their needs and expressed their readiness to participate in the creation of a vocational program. Mikheil Chkhenkeli, for his part, said that the Ministry is ready to fund various vocational training programs.
“Today, Ms. Natia Turnava and I, had a thorough discussion with various textile companies in the field. They noted that there is a demand for highly qualified specialists in the industry. We discussed the existing challenges and agreed that specific vocational programs will be developed to train highly qualified specialists, which will contribute to the development of this field and our economy” stated Mikheil Chkhenkeli.
During the meeting the parties agreed on the details of cooperation and planned future workshops.