COMPLETE Project Final International Conference
On September 17-19, 2018 the final international conference “New approaches to training: Higher education as a process for developing employment potential” within the framework of the project ‘Establishment of Centers of Competence and Employability Development’ (COMPLETE) financed by the Erasmus + program took place at Narxoz University (Almaty, Kazakhstan).
The participants were the representatives from partner HEIs in Greece, Germany, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Russia. The results of DSTU CCED activities were presented by I. Maevskaya, Chief of International education department, E. Chernysheva, Head of the International Projects Management Department, and K. Polyakov, Director of the Center of Competence and Employability Development.
For three years of the project realization the international team of partners has been working on the project objectives achievement: person-oriented universal competencies models aimed to increase students’ and graduates’ employability, were developed according to national and regional labor market needs. The development was based on European best practices in this field. The centers were established at universities in Russia and Kazakhstan. Educational modules, trainings and materials were produced for various target groups, a pool of experts in the field of employability was prepared, modern educational methods and tools for universal competences development are applied in CCEDs activities.
The meeting was opened by Dr Andrew Wachtel, Narxoz University Rector. The presentations were made by Viktoria Tsay, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and International Affairs of Narxoz University, Marianna Gevorsky, COMPLETE project coordinator, Zarina Chikibayeva, Head of Analysis and Methodology Department of Bologna Process Office in the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Marina Skiba, Head of Expert Council of IARA, representatives of ERASMUS+ National Office in Kazakhstan, employers and all the partner universities.
In conclusion, the consortium discussed the conference results, expressed their satisfaction with the joint work within the COMPLETE project, discussed the CCEDs’ sustainability after the project ends, planned their further cooperation within the framework of other Erasmus+ projects.Photo gallery