Vocational Education Teacher and Trainer

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Project Description

Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) are needed to serve in the role of Vocational Education Teacher and Trainer for the Ministry of Education and Science in Georgia (Dept. of Vocational Education). One of the major goals of the Ministry is the creation of a national vocational education and training (VET) system that promotes skills development. The Ministry envisions the VET system equipping the local population with the management and technical skills necessary for Georgia to successfully compete in the modern economic environment both at home and abroad. English language skills are an integral part of this new modular program. For many professions (i.e., hotel/tourism business, import/export production, etc.), English language proficiency is a key factor for career growth, especially for youth and this program will supplement the current secondary education system in this endeavor. It will be important for the teachers to build their skills in English language and modern teaching methodology.

Volunteers with exceptional teaching and TEFL skills are needed to help these VET institutions improve English language skill acquisition, teaching methodology, and the of sharing American culture and values. The PCRVs will focus on increasing the English language proficiency of teachers and students; helping teachers to identify the needs of the VET institutions while developing relevant resources and observing the progress of the English language program by conducting seminars and workshops in teaching methodology. The Volunteers will also design and conduct English language courses for staff and community members as needed. These activities will support the professional growth of students involved in VET institutions by offering them trainings in employability skills, presentations on American culture and related topics, and other extra-curricular activities as requested. The goal of this assignment is to improve the teaching methods of VET institutions in Georgia by teaching modern teaching methodologies to local educators, and building up the English language skills and employability skills of teachers and students.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Georgia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Department of Vocational Education and Individual Vocational Education Institutions

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Degree in Education, TESOL, or relevant field
• At least two years of experience in teaching English to adults
• Experience in delivering trainings in teaching methodology
• Desire and ability to develop extracurricular activities such as clubs, competitions, etc.
• Experience in developing English language teaching resources
• Desire and ability to develop workshops in employability and other professional development skills
• Strong communication skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to take initiative in work
• Flexible and self-sufficient

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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