“Horizons” Dual Education Program
About the program
Through the “Horizons” Dual Education Program, which is targeted at human capital development, a new educational model has been developed and has been introduced in general education schools, and it is hinged on the personal capabilities of every learner, as well as the characteristics and resources of the particular community. The introduction and application of this model of dual education in the high schools of Armenia’s regional settlements provides learners with the opportunity to gain new skills and reinforce their professional capacities by combining the theoretical knowledge gained in general education schools and the hands-on activities that are carried out within local companies.
Taking into account the unique stories, occupations and lifestyles in every community, the characteristics of the particular communities and the local resources arising from all this, we are certain that consistent implementation of these kinds of educational programs in the provinces will help advance the labor market and meet the demand which, in its turn, will help make the lives of youth in the provinces of Armenia more interesting and inviting.
As a result of the Program, it is planned to provide learners with basic professional knowledge and skills through which they will be able to enter the labor market. In addition, by discovering the scope of interests of the learners, the “Horizons” Dual Education Program will help the learners make the right decisions in terms of professional orientation in case they continue their education at higher education institutions.