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“The British Council is supporting Azerbaijan ministry reforms in TVET and working in particular in employer engagement and curriculum planning. One of the pilot areas is in the tourism sector; if Azerbaijan is to see its tourism market thrive, then public bodies need to listen to the employers, and the industry needs young people with the skills and education that match their needs. People 1st provided us with the expertise to train our trainers that allowed us to set up traineeships and apprenticeships, allowing us to share UK experience in TVET and tourism in particular with the sector in Azerbaijan"

British Council, Azerbaijan

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"The information, guidance and expertise provided by People 1st enabled the Armenian stakeholders to formulate overall role, vision, mission, as well as core remit, coverage, focus of the Sector Skills Development foundations. This provides a solid basis for addressing the VET policy of the country whilst also developing quick business orientated skills solutions."
Gayane Serobyan, GIZ Programme Expert - TVET and Employment Promotion

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“The study tour for India government officials last week went really well. All members have been appreciative of the smooth organization. Many thanks for organizing it well.” - Sanjay Valksar, Senior Programme Manager, Department for International Development (now Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office) India, British High Commission, Delhi

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"People 1st International provided a great team of international experts who have supported us in developing and implementing improvements in our strategic human resource management systems. This will enable opportunities for workforce development to be improved for young people and will strengthen our collaboration with education."

Raushan Raiskhanova, Individual Enterprise HCR

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"Through the expert guidance and support of People 1st, a vocational curriculum for tourism has been introduced that will create better opportunities for young people, promote the country and enable a professional and innovative tourism offer for the future in Uzbekistan."
Mr. Rakhmat Rustamov, Deputy-head of State Standards Department, Centre for Specialised Secondary Education of Uzbekistan

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"People 1st provided the expertise that is enabling us to set up a new sector skills council for tourism and hospitality. Our visit to the UK was most informative and helped shape our thinking. We are now implementing our plans and will draw on the expertise of People 1st to help us improve the education of our young people so that it matches the requirements of industry."

Sarah Parvez, Head of Higher Education and Skills, British Council Pakistan

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Over the last three years, an innovative partnership between tourism industry TVET experts from the UK and a local tourism university in Uzbekistan has transformed the outlook for enterprise skills in Uzbekistan’s creative, cultural and tourism sector.

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"PCA adheres and has ingrained in all its national trainers that training is all about transformation and along the way lives and mindsets of those involved in these programmes have been transformed."

Earl Christopher M. Segales, PCA Foundation Project Manager, Philippine Constructors
Association Inc.

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