Visit to Moldova: Meeting with Ministry of Education
Image caption: Visit to the Youth Maker Club (YMC): LED CEO Andreas Sicks in conversation with a participant in a laser-cutting workshop (YMC). Product design and programming are first carried out on the computer, followed later by the automated manufacture of the products on the machines. On the far left of the picture: LED employee Diana Gamureac and on the far right is ATIC project manager Irina Oriol.
During a visit to the Moldovan capital Chişinău from 19 to 23 November, 2023 the LED visited various projects and met with the Moldovan State Secretary in the Ministry of Education & Research Galina Rusu and the Director of the Department for Vocational Education and Training Silviu Gincu. Both sides reaffirmed their desire to further strengthen their cooperation in vocational education and training.
Together with the team from the LED Coordination Office, LED CEO Andreas Sicks and LED Project Manager Miriam Speh were able to see the progress of the project for themselves, for example during a visit to the Youth Maker Club (YMC), which LED has been supporting since 2019. The aim of YMC is to offer vocational students informal learning opportunities to strengthen their technical skills, digital competences and self-confidence. The project is being implemented by the local partner organisation ATIC.
Also on the agenda was an exchange with SDC/SDC Country Director Guido Beltrani on the joint project «CREATIVO» (link to project sheet), which the LED has been supporting since 2019. Both «CREATIVO» and YMC are important components of the LED country programme in the Republic of Moldova.