The construction company BK Construction participated and won the USAID grant competition in the Employers for Vocational Education program grant competition. BK Construction participates in this grant program in conjunction with Construction College Construct2.
On March 28, in the city of Zestafoni, in Construct2, a
ceremony was held to sign a grant agreement between BK Construction and the
USAID Employers for Vocational Education program.
The event was attended by representatives of BK Construction, USAID, Construct2 Construction College and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, including USAID Mission Director Peter Wibler, BK Construction Managing Partner Shota Berekashvili, Director of the Skills Agency of the Ministry of Education. and Science of Georgia Tamar Kitiashvili and Director of Construct2 Tamar Zakarashvili.
The Construction College is a joint project of Construct2 BK Construction and the Ministry of Education and Science. The college is focused on the development of the construction industry in the country and the training of highly qualified personnel.
This grant will be used to provide human capital with knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of the construction sector, attract employers to improve skills, and establish a direct link between training programs and employment opportunities.
Together with USAID, this grant provides for the financial participation of BK Construction in achieving the goals of the program.
This grant project will last eight months. The purpose of the program is, on the one hand, to increase the popularity of vocational education in the country, and on the other hand, to convey information about the short-term training courses of the Construct2 Construction College to the target audience.
This grant program is of great importance both for the region and the country, as it serves to disseminate information about vocational education to the masses, vocational training of interested persons and the creation of new jobs.
“I would like to thank USAID for promoting the private sector. It is important that this grant gives us the opportunity to make vocational education, and then employment, available to even more people. Having more professional craftsmen is a prerequisite for quality and fast construction,” said Shota Berekashvili, Managing Partner of BK Construction.