UNDP Supports Acquisition of the 21st Century Skills

15 June 2023

UNDP “Unleashing Employment and Income Generating Opportunities for Youth in the Regions of Armenia” project, in partnership with the “Aren Mehrabyan” Charity Foundation is delivering comprehensive 3D modelling training course to 72 young individuals with the focus on youth residing in Kotayk, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, and Syunik regions. The 4-month training program started in June 2023 and will last until October 2023. The short-term training course is conducted in blended mode using online and offline training sessions.

The Foundation has created a non-formal education system that prepares specialists through technical courses, who can further work in high tech industry. The learning in non-formal education is delivered on a short-term basis and is aligned to the individual needs of trainees.

Recognizing the importance of the transferable skills, especially in IT sector the initiative offers a program on 3D modelling as a high-demand field in the local labor market.

Karine Simonyan, UNDP Project Coordinator, stresses the exciting potential of 3D modelling: “This module encompasses architecture, product design, game development, and animation sessions. The training will equip young individuals with the 21st-century skills for employment and self-employment opportunities.”

The project, primarily targeting Kotayk, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, and Syunik regions, enables youth to acquire digital skills that will enhance their employability and integration into the regional labor markets. By providing this training, the initiative aims at contributing to the overall socio-economic development of Armenian youth, equipping them with the modern knowledge and skills for obtaining a decent job in the digital era.

The "Unleashing Employment and Income Generating Opportunities for Youth in the Regions of Armenia" project aims at supporting the fulfilment of the youth’s potential and wellbeing in the regions of Armenia through improved education opportunities, facilitated labor market transition, and entrepreneurship.