Higher Education for Employability 

The British Council launched a regional programme Higher Education for Employability in South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan), Ukraine and Turkey. The purpose of this programme is to improve graduate employability through supporting higher education reform across Kazakhstan over a three-year period (19/20 – 21/22).   

These outcomes will be delivered through three agreed strands: 

1.English as a Medium of Instruction

Activity: research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on English as a Medium of Instruction, to understand current situation, describe challenges, and identify opportunities for high-impact action in 2nd and 3rd year of HE for Employability programme

2.Aligning graduate outcomes to the labour market

Activity:  25-26 February 2020

A workshop for university career centres, which will be delivered by Maurreen Tibby from Advance HE. This workshop will use agile approach, providing participants with knowledge and skills, and helping participants to identify and brainstorm current challenges and design further interventions. Participants will be encouraged to create cross-university teams and develop projects. Two best projects of workshop participants will be awarded 7500 GBP grants on competitive basis to implement their projects (separate reception of grant applications will be opened for training participants). 

3.Quality assurance in teaching 

Activity: 10-11 March 2020

A workshop for university leaders in quality assurance, which will be delivered by Maia Chankseliani from Oxford University Innovation. This workshop will use agile approach, providing participants with knowledge and skills, and helping participants to identify and brainstorm current challenges and design further interventions. Participants will be encouraged to create cross-university teams and develop projects. Two best projects of workshop participants will be awarded 7500 GBP grants on competitive basis to implement their projects (separate reception of grant applications will be opened for training participants).

 

Requirements: 
•University leaders (rectors, vice-rectors, deans, heads of departments, heads of career centers, etc.)
•Over the age of majority (over 18 y.o.)
•Staff member of Kazakhstani universities
•Compliance of an occupation with training objectives
•Originality of the project idea
 
Important notes:
•You need to submit a permission from the university leaders to participate in the training along with application form
•Submit certificate of employment with application form
•Please note, during the selection of participants the geographical diversity of universities and gender diversity of participants will be considered
•British Council will cover flight and accommodation costs to Nur-Sultan and provide participants with breakfast, lunch, coffee-break and dinner. 

 

Any questions please contact Nargiz Kairgaziyeva nargiz.kairgaziyeva@britishcouncil.org

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