TVET UK wins ‘world class’ contract in Kazakhstan

Education market development company, TVET UK, working with Ravensbourne, an industry-focused university sector college, has been selected to deliver the design element of the Kazakhstan government’s high profile ‘World Class College’ initiative,

Managed by holding company, Kasipkor, the initiative will provide innovative, high quality specialist technical training and education to Kazakhstan’s most talented young students through two new state-of-the-art colleges in Almaty and Astana.   Launching in October 2015, the colleges will be offering curricula and qualifications will be based on the UK model.  Students graduating from the two centres of excellence will be internationally recognised for their gold standard knowledge and skills as well as for their employability.

The partners will be responsible for the initial set-up phase of the colleges, including development of the curricula, teacher training programmes and pedagogic materials for high quality courses in industrial product, landscape, construction and interior design.  TVET UK has seven years of experience of working in Kazakhstan, successfully competing for contracts worth millions of pounds to the UK’s leading technical and vocational education providers and suppliers. Ravensbourne’s courses and graduates are internationally renowned for their creativity and their high standards. Past students include David Bowie and Stella McCartney.

Matthew Anderson, Executive Director of TVET UK, said: ‘This is an incredibly exciting project for all those involved.  Kazakhstan has been an important market for us over the last seven years, and a project like this justifies all the investment and hard work our team has put in.  It takes time to build trust and working relationships in the region and commitment is valued.  We hope to be able to use our position to guide many more UK providers into this market.’

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