The Skills4Jobs grant project in Georgia has presented the results of 12 labour market studies funded by the European Union.
The research assessed the local labour markets in the regions of Georgia and identified the barriers to employment for jobseekers.
One of the main barriers identified by the research is the low qualifications of jobseekers, often accompanied by a lack of work experience, a misperception of their knowledge and skills, and exaggerated salary expectations.
According to research, another labour market problem is the migration of labour resources from the regions. Another obstacle is the lack of cooperation between potential employers and VET institutions.
“The studies presented will assist the Ministry of Education and Research and the Skills Agency in implementing vocational education policy. We are confident that educational institutions will also take the findings and recommendations of the study into account when planning their future activities and programmes,” said Natia Gvirjishvili, Deputy Head of Vocational Education Development Department at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
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