On 15 September 2021, the American Councils for International Education Armenia, in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia (AmCham) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, organized 1st event of the 4-part series of events Connecting Champions for Workforce Development roundtables at DoubleTree by Hilton Yerevan City Centre.
The topic of the 1st event was: Identify Key Opportunities and Challenges of Workforce Development.
Subsequent roundtables will be held in October, November, & December. The goal of the roundtables is to bring together the champions/advocates of the relevant sectors to define the opportunities and the pressing needs of the 21st-century workforce development in Armenia, provide recommendations to better address the needs of the private sector and the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in Armenia’s economy.
We were pleased to host Mr. Karen Trchunyan, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of RA, Mr. Davit Sahakyan, Deputy Minister at Ministry of High Tech Industry of RA and Mr. Hayk Margarian, National Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Economy of RA.
Mr. Karen Trchunyan and Mr. Davit Sahakyan also gave welcome speeches to the participants and thank you note for organizing an event on Workforce Development.
Prior to the roundtables, American Councils has disseminated a survey to AmCham member companies to gather information on the pressing needs in workforce development in Armenia. The key findings and recommendations have served as a basis for identifying the topics of the series of roundtables. During the series of roundtables, the representatives of AmCham companies and members of the USG alumni network, Higher Education Institutions were provided an opportunity to engage in a fruitful dialogue, offering input and feedback to help define the needs of the 21st-century workforce in Armenia.
The series of roundtables are part of the U.S. Embassy Yerevan-funded project: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Networking Fund. The cross-cutting goal is to ensure that Alumni of U.S. government exchanges can continue to contribute to the ever-changing needs of the workforce, entrepreneurial activity, and higher education in Armenia.