The process of institutional accreditation launched in five VET institutions. ANQA’s Director Ruben Topchyan and coordinators met with the expert panels to discuss a number of pressing issues related to institutional accreditation and academic programmes’ enhancement ahead of the site visits.
Recommendations should be precise, clearly formulated and feasible. They should indicate the ways to address the education institutions’ problems. This was the main message of the meeting. According to Ruben Topchyan, the core of the expert's work lies in effective recommendations that are based on an unbiased evaluation of the situation, thereby leading to real progress within education institutions.
Especially in the present day there is a challenge related to demassification of academic education. Students prefer to acquire a profession through short-term courses and mastery of specific skills.
This phenomenon is a current challenge for both VET institutions and HEIs. The expert should be able to offer counterbalancing mechanisms and solutions to education institutions, enabling them to sustain their competitiveness.
The topics covered also encompassed:
- Management of education in VET institutions: how to manage in resource-constrained environments.
- Possibilities of updating academic programmes in line with labour market’s requirements.
- Involvement of employers in the teaching process with the purpose to transfer practical skills.
It should be noted that the site visit of Vardenis Medical-Humanitarian College started today.
Upcoming site visits are scheduled for:
- Abovyan Multifunctional State College.
- Gegharkunik Regional State College.
- Gavar State Medical College.
- Gyumri State Medical College.