The proposed project aims at strengthening entrepreneurial education and training in formal TVET system in Georgia.

The project will address well-documented gaps (see ISET’s 2016 report) in the delivery of entrepreneurial training by TVET institutions. While mandatory since 2015, the entrepreneurship module is taught in a superficial manner. The main EQE-approved Entrepreneurship textbook is short on real life Georgian examples. Most entrepreneurship teachers have no industry or business-related experience and are not familiar with interactive case study-based teaching methods. TVET institutions rarely engage private sector representatives or young entrepreneurs as role models for TVET students. Consequently, only 5% of TVET 2014 graduates are self-employed, according to the MoES’ Statistical Bulletin (2013-2015).

The project has 4 components:

- Create and pilot improved course materials: develop and deliver original case studies of Georgian start-up companies and young entrepreneurs;

- Strengthen VET teachers’ capacity: teachers of the entrepreneurship module get trained in business case development and teaching (learning by doing);

- Strengthen linkages between VET providers and businesses: young entrepreneurs and businesses operating in local community get engaged as role models and advisors;

- disseminate and mainstream best practices of entrepreneurship training: teachers from a broader range of TVET providers are trained to integrate case study material, organize company visits and guest lectures. In addition, the results of the project are communicated among a wide range of stakeholders.

General Information about Donor:

- Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development is a $16 million project of the Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia funded under the second $140 million Compact between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Georgia;

- The Project is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia;

- The Project supports the development of industry-relevant programs and the capacity of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) providers.


Main Researchers

Florian Biermann

Maya Grigolia

Irakli (Rati) Kochlamazashvili

Tamta Maridashvili

Donors and Partners

Millennium Challenge Account Georgia (MCA)

Project Milestones

Status: Completed

Start Date: April 12, 2017

End Date: January 11, 2018

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