Vocational Sectoral Councils
The goal of the Sectoral Councils’ activities is to support compatibility between VET and labor market.
Council’s functions are:
a) Identification of individual competencies within VET qualification(s) and formulation of recommendations;
b) Reviewing initiatives on the need to elaborate Framework Documents/modules of VET standards and/or VET programs and formulation of recommendations;
c) Reviewing the draft Framework Documents/modules of VET standards and/or VET programs or their modifications and formulation of recommendations;
d) Reviewing specifications of material resources in modules with a view to conducting state procurement and formulation of recommendations;
e) Reviewing and making decisions in connection with removal or modification of VET specializations in the “List of Directions, Sectors/Specialities, Sub-sectors/Specializations and VET Specializations” approved with December 10, 2010 decree #120/ნ of Minister of Education and Science of Georgia on Approval of National Qualifications Framework;
f) Formulation of recommendations on lifelong learning and/or VET policies (according to specific sectors and within the concrete Council’s competence).
11 Sectoral Councils exists:
a) Art, Education and Humanitarian Sectoral Council;
b) Social, Journalism and Mass Communication Sectoral Council;
c) Business, Administering and Law Sectoral Council;
d) Engineering Sectoral Council;
e) Industry and Food Processing Sectoral Council;
f) Construction and Architecture Sectoral Council;
g) Information and Communication Technologies Sectoral Council;
h) Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Veterinary Sectoral Council;
i) Healthcare and Social Protection Sectoral Council;
j) Service Area Sectoral Council;
k) Transport Sectoral Council.
Each Council shall be comprised of at least 7 and not more than 9 members, their term of office shall be 2 years.
The following individuals and institutions can nominate candidates for Council membership to the Director of the Center based on the written application and/or public announcement:
a) Relevant state agencies connected with the concrete sector – 1 member;
b) Employers and/or their associations that represent one of the parties in the Social Tripartite Commission formed under October 7, 2013 #258 decree of Government of Georgia – 3 members;
c) Employees and/or their associations that represent one of the parties in the Social Tripartite Commission formed under October 7, 2013 #258 decree of Government of Georgia – 3 members;
d) Representatives of educational institutions that implement VET programs – 2 members.