5 Georgian trainees in France as part of the “Wooding: west Georgian French woodwork training” project from May 2 to 14, 2022
Context: the Wooding project is a cooperation project with western Georgia to develop the joinery and cabinetmaking sector through vocational training. Coordinated by the Danish refugee council of Georgia and the Caucasus region and Interco Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the project started in June 2021 and runs until September 2022, financed by German cooperation.
Based on the observation that vocational training in woodworking trades is underdeveloped and unstructured in Georgia, the aim of this project is to initiate the training of future trainers thanks to the expertise of 4 joinery and cabinetmaking teachers from the multi-purpose high schools Nelson Mandela in Poitiers and Pays d’Aunis in Surgères, two member establishments of the Campus des métiers et des qualifications forêt bois de Nouvelle-Aquitaine network.
Partners: Danish Refugee Council Georgia/Caucasus Region (DRC); Interco Nouvelle-Aquitaine; Campus des métiers et des qualifications forêt bois de Nouvelle-Aquitaine; lycée polyvalent Nelson Mandela; lycée polyvalent du pays d’Aunis
Mission program and objectives: 5 Georgian trainees selected by the trainers during the first training course in April were able to take part in a 10-day training course in cabinet-making and carpentry, with the first notions of pedagogy on the construction of courses, the running of classes… The training course was structured in two parts: 5 days in the workshops of the Lycée Nelson Mandela and 5 days at the Lycée du Pays d’Aunis in Surgères.
Next step: visit of a delegation of 5 French experts to Georgia in September to present a training plan for trainers, take stock of this project and consider future avenues of cooperation.