Armenia : EU establishes an agricultural machinery park to support the work-based learning of youth in remote communities

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

In May, the EU4Youth programme set up an agricultural machinery park to support vocational training and work-based learning in the northern Armenian town of Alaverdi and the surrounding region.

The park will support the implementation of a non-formal qualification programme specialised in agricultural machinery, tools and equipment, initiated by the EU4Youth grant project ‘SAY YES Skills for Jobs’.

“With this programme, we aim to turn agriculture into a more attractive profession for community youth, and to tackle the high levels of unemployment among rural youth,” said Liana Sargsyan, who manages the project.

Fourteen students have already graduated from the short-term programme.

The ‘EU4Youth SAY YES – Skills for Jobs’ project, funded by the European Union as part of the EU4Youth Initiative, contributes to the (self)-employability of young women and men aged between the ages of 15 and 35 in Armenia and Georgia, particularly those with fewer opportunities and from the most vulnerable groups. It is implemented in Armenia by World Vision Armenia.

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