Twenty Jety-Oguz and Ton schools are providing a series of vocational guidance and computer trainings for high school teachers and senior students. This project, for the second time this year, was sponsored by Kumtor Gold Company.
In the course of training, school students and teachers will be taught to handle basic software programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as acquire skills in solving economic and mathematical problems. Instruction will also be provided on how to write resumes and cover letters or pass a university or job interview while a vocational guidance course will help school students choose their future profession.
Five-day trainings are supposed to be organized this year in the Jety-Oguz district villages of Jele-Dobo, Jety-Oguz, Ak-Dobo, Boz-Beshik and Ichke-Bulun, and also in the Ton district villages of Korundu Bulak, Toguz Bulak, Ala-Bash, Kara-Talaa, Shor Bulak, Eshperov, Kara-Koo, Kol-Tor and Kara-Shaar . Last summer, a similar project covered ten schools and provided training to a total of 419 high school teachers and students. This year project is expected to increase that number to 800.
“The Company is always prepared to help school students in these communities gain helpful skills and knowledge. Hopefully, the current project will enable them to become university or vocational school students or get a job,” commented Douglas Grier, Kumtor Gold Company Director for Sustainable Development.