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Sep
18

Quick and Dirty Decisions Are Not Always Smart!

When my mom was at my age (twenty-four), she already had a ring on her finger, a family, two kids, and a very clear idea about her life. I am not yet married, but I have already made at least one very important decision in my life – to become an economist. I made this fateful decision at 22, having tried myself in a banking job (that I hated). Many of my friends, however, are stuck with the educational and professional choices they have made very early in the lives, before knowing who they are and what they could possibly achieve. I’ve always thought tha...
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Jun
05

Obstacles for Dual Vocational Education in Georgia

In Central Europe, vocational education and training (VET) has a tradition that reaches back to medieval times. To become, say, a baker in 14th century Germany, one had to go through an apprenticeship of two years, working and learning in an existing bakery, where one was guided and supervised by a meister (master craftsman). The apprenticeship was standardized and – if successful – ended with the conferment of a certificate and admission to the baker’s guild.  Not only skills were acquired in the apprenticeship (e.g., kneading the dough) but also t...
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Ruediger Heining
Thanks a lot to Tamta and Mariam for this interesting blog. Introducing a dual VET system in Georgia would have many benefits for ... Read More
Sunday, 05 June 2016 11:11 AM
Simon Appleby
The Dual Vocational Education model is not unique to Europe, it is the basic standard in most Commonwealth countries and the Unite... Read More
Monday, 06 June 2016 2:02 PM
Ruediger Heining
Simon, the experiences in the United States to start a dual system in vocational education is quite interesting for Georgia and a ... Read More
Monday, 06 June 2016 3:03 PM
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