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Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini has paid official visit to the Republic of Estonia. Minister has already met the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia, Tonis Lukas. Exchanging of experience in IT and engineering as well as launching cooperation in these fields was discussed at the meeting. Estonia has achieved success in IT. Sharing Estonia’s experience will be important for the development of Georgia. Already implemented reforms in both countries, cooperation with Tartu University were noted as well. Republic of Estonia will provide Georgia with assistance in implementation of the EU program Leonardo Da Vinci.
Program Leonardo Da Vinci is funded by European Commission. The program is focused on the teaching and training needs of the people, who are involved in vocational education and training. Leonardo Da Vinci is the part of the European Commission program Lifelong Studying Program for 2007-2013. It is designed to prepare qualified staff across Europe.
Leonardo Da Vinci enables organizations, involved in the vocational education to work with the European partners and share the best practice and advance experience of the staff. This opportunity will make vocational education more attractive for the young people and through mastering skills, knowledge and qualification, program will advance the competitiveness of the European labour market.
Trainees of the vocational education as well as graduates and professionals of vocational education and training and all members of the organizations actively involved in the vocational education will be able to benefit from this program.