In the Caucasus We Count

WiP: Compatibility of Academic Program Outcomes with Labor Market Demands in Social Sciences, February 3 - Diana Lezhava ans Mariam Amashukeli


CRRC, ARISC and American Councils present the 3rd talk of the Spring 2016 Works-in-Progress season:

"Compatibility of Academic Program Outcomes with Labor Market Demands in Social Sciences"
By Diana Lezhava, Center for Social Sciences and ARISC, and Mariam Amashukeli, Center for Social Sciences

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6:30pm
CRRC-Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze Ave.)
Tbilisi, Georgia

The talk will be presented at CRRC Georgia's new office, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze Ave.), I floor.

The present report was prepared within the the project of Center for Social Sciences “Higher Education programs’ effectiveness in carrier development: compatibility of Social Science academic programs outcomes with the labor market requirements”, conducted in 2014-2015 with the financial support of Open Society Georgia Foundation. The study aimed at determining the compatibility of academic programs in Social Sciences with the labor market demands in order to identify how important the academic programs are for career development in Georgia, what is the relation between the effectiveness of academic programs and the employment of university graduates, to what extent they are prepared for satisfying the labor market demands.

Diana Lezhava is an administrative director at CSS, as well as a resident director of ARISC Georgia Branch. She has been working on higher education since 2010. In 2012-2014 she worked at Tbilisi State University and administered TSU Institute of Gender Studies (2012-2013), as well as TSU Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (2013-2014). Her research interests include higher education and education policy.

Mariam Amashukeli cooperates with CSS since 2012. She holds BA in Sociology (2005-2009, TSU) and MA in Anthropology-Interdisciplinary Research (2009-2011, TSU). In summer 2011 Mariam has founded the initiative group "Young Supporters for Social Change in Georgia" and implemented the project "Gender-based Violence is a Social Problem". In the Course of the project Young Supporters was oriented to activate Georgian youth discourse towards Gender Equality issues. In 2015 she worked at National Assessment and Examination Center. Her research interests include gender equality, higher education.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the Eurasian Partnership Foundation at Kavsadze St. 3. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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