We should note that HEN-GEAR portal has been developed in the framework of the “Tempus” project “HEN-GEAR”. The program started in 2013. Eight Armenian universities also take part in this program, whose main objective is to help to solve the problem of employment of graduates, as well as contribute to the cooperation between education and business.
Expert discussion was organized to study the effectiveness of the program and analysis of the results, which was also attended by Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan and Head of the Armenian national office of “Tempus” program Lana Karlova.
Mr. Markosyan noted that conference of the project “HEN-GEAR” is scheduled for October 29, during which the main results and report on the program will be submitted. Partner sides of the program, employers and those institutions that may become shareholders of the program will also hold speeches.
During the meeting, parties discussed the process of the program, focusing on the preparation of the upcoming conference. The final report, which will be published separately, will also be presented during the conference. Program participants also answered questions asked by Lana Karlova, which related to the studies and their effectiveness.
YSU Vice-rector Ruben Markosyan noted about the importance and complexity of the program, since it includes both internal and external links, which will contribute to the effectiveness of the program: “The success of this program depends not only on the university team.The external shareholders and structures should also be interested in the development of the system.Weshould be able to stimulate this process for the system to involve more students and employers, employers should send proposals to those graduates who are registered in the system.”
Ruben Markosyanadded that the program will create the possibility to always be in touch with alumni to see their success, as now the feedback mechanisms with graduates are not so much.
National Center for Quality Assurance, which is also one of the partner sides of the program, offered to ensure the overall operation of the central database in two years, and the universities will provide the introduction of data.