On October 16-19, within the scope of the institutional accreditation process, ANQA’s expert panel carries out external review at the French-Armenian Vocational Education Center.
The chair of the expert panel is Armenuhi Sargsyan, leading researcher at the Shirak State University, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor.
The members of the expert panel are Eleonora Ghazaryan, teacher at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Yerevan State Medical University named after Mkhitar Heratsi, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Olya Avetisyan, teacher at the Chair of Clothing Modeling and Design, Yerevan State College of Light Industry, Tamara Petrosyan, a fifth-year student at the Faculty of Medicine of the Armenian Medical Institute.
The chair of the expert panel is Lilit Ghazaryan, specialist at ANQA’s Secretariat.
Prior to the site visit, the expert panel had studied the education institution's self-evaluation report, the documents attached and carried out class observations and resource observations. On the first day of the site visit, the expert panel had meetings with the education institution’s director, vice directors, members of the governing council, the group responsible for the preparation of the self-evaluation report, alumni and other stakeholders.
On the third day of the site visit, “professional talks” were held with the managers, teaching staff, and students of the Aps "Cooking", "Dental Technician" and "Sewing Production Technology".
The next process coming after the site visit is the preparation of an expert panel report, which points out the strengths and weaknesses of the institution and contains the recommendations of the expert panel. Based on that report, the education institution will prepare a follow-up plan with a clear schedule.
ANQA’s Accreditation Committee will make a decision whether to grant accreditation (for two, four, or six years) or reject it after studying the package of documents and holding meetings with the education institution’s representatives and experts.
Let us note that this is the first accreditation of the French-Armenian Vocational Education Center.