Home Gori College Building on the Gori Program
Building on the Gori Program PDF Print E-mail

The Partnership welcomes inquiries about how business, educational, and development partners can contribute to the existing Gori program. Some examples include making available training and educational facilities at our program site near the center of Gori. We can also host and schedule internet meetings for partners there, as well as in Batumi and at the program office in Tbilisi using the NATO production center facilities. Through the Career Center and Practice and Internship program, we also invite collaborations by government, business, and nongovernmental partners to assist with

  • employment initiatives for students, community residents, and the IDP community living nearby,
  • initiatives in the Gori schools, and
  • student mobility activities.

Another area of interest is using the Gori program as a platform to:

  • customize the same or different specialties at HPE and/or VET institutions in other Georgian regions, e.g., curriculum development, textbook-writing, etc.
  • develop and administer customized teacher training programs for these institutions,
  • conduct workforce needs assessments in other regions,
  • organize accreditation services for HPE, VET, and lifelong learning programs,
  • design and deliver support services to area businesses, especially in the construction, hotel/hospitality, tourism, agriculture, agricultural processing, and SME sectors,
  • organize continuing education programs for target audiences, and
  • organize outreach/extension services in connection with existing Georgian higher educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations or as local businesses.

In these and other initiatives, the Partnership is using the principles of social entrepreneurism, i.e., creating social capital in an entrepreneurial way. The social capital created includes the opportunities that people in Georgia’s regions will have to work together to add value to their communities through the region’s expanded human capital.