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Business Engagement in the Vocational Education and Training System in Georgia

Maridashvili, Tamta LU (2015) EKHM51 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
Youth unemployment in Georgia is severe. In order to bring young people closer to the labour market, the strategy of building vocational education and training (VET) system is actively pursued. However, business engagement in this process is low, impeding the system to provide the skills and knowledge tailored to labour market needs. The purpose of the thesis is to find out the reasons behind the low business engagement. As the study topic is novel and specific to Georgian context, the interviews with VET centres are conducted to explore the subject and give the direction to the research. Consequently, the field of information technology is chosen to base the study on. After analysing the context of Georgia, two hypotheses are derived. In... (More)
Youth unemployment in Georgia is severe. In order to bring young people closer to the labour market, the strategy of building vocational education and training (VET) system is actively pursued. However, business engagement in this process is low, impeding the system to provide the skills and knowledge tailored to labour market needs. The purpose of the thesis is to find out the reasons behind the low business engagement. As the study topic is novel and specific to Georgian context, the interviews with VET centres are conducted to explore the subject and give the direction to the research. Consequently, the field of information technology is chosen to base the study on. After analysing the context of Georgia, two hypotheses are derived. In order to test the hypotheses, the method of interviewing enterprises is employed. The research reveals that first, there is a competition from higher education graduates and second, enterprises do not train and therefore,
search for workers with relevant work experience. These circumstances discourage business to engage in the VET system in the field of information technologies. (Less)
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author
Maridashvili, Tamta LU
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organization
course
EKHM51 20151
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Georgia, vocational education and training system, business engagement
language
English
id
7793590
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2015-08-31 13:15:28
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  abstract     = {Youth unemployment in Georgia is severe. In order to bring young people closer to the labour market, the strategy of building vocational education and training (VET) system is actively pursued. However, business engagement in this process is low, impeding the system to provide the skills and knowledge tailored to labour market needs. The purpose of the thesis is to find out the reasons behind the low business engagement. As the study topic is novel and specific to Georgian context, the interviews with VET centres are conducted to explore the subject and give the direction to the research. Consequently, the field of information technology is chosen to base the study on. After analysing the context of Georgia, two hypotheses are derived. In order to test the hypotheses, the method of interviewing enterprises is employed. The research reveals that first, there is a competition from higher education graduates and second, enterprises do not train and therefore,
search for workers with relevant work experience. These circumstances discourage business to engage in the VET system in the field of information technologies.},
  author       = {Maridashvili, Tamta},
  keyword      = {Georgia,vocational education and training system,business engagement},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Business Engagement in the Vocational Education and Training System in Georgia},
  year         = {2015},
}