The vocational educational institutions should implement professional orientation services parallel to the admission, there should be as much practice as possible during the education, and VETs should evaluate the labor market needs and required professions prior to implementing an academic program. These are the suggestions that presented the college students, who are also “Students’ voice” trainees, during the meeting with ANQA director Ruben Topchyan.
The meeting was initiated by ANQA “Students’ voice” project.
The quality assurance processes in colleges, the professions required in the labor market, problems of VET-employer cooperation and its improvement possibilities as well as the recognition of qualifications were discussed during the meeting with the students.
The college students highlighted their concerns and made suggestions aimed to solve their raised problems. ANQA director Ruben Topchyan answered to all the questions that students raised about QA in educational institutions.
“Students’ voice” project regularly implements training for university and college students. After training, they are enrolled in “Students’ voice” activities, and some of them become student-experts and participate in accreditation processes.
The trainee students regularly have meetings with ANQA specialists getting to know their experience.