Cooperation for Development

APPLY FOR A TRAINING COURSE: “Career Orientation for Youth”



Cooperation for Development NGO with the support of US Embassy in Armenia and US Alumni Association of Armenia is organizing a training course on “Career Orientation for Youth” in Yerevan, September 2010. Selected participants will be informed about the dates and venue of the training course. It will last 5 days.

Project Description: The project “Career Orientation for Youth” will be carried out in a seminar-training format. It aims to inform young people about educational and career development opportunities and more importantly give them the basic knowledge and required skills to encourage their further achievement. In the realization of our project we plan to cooperate with educational organizations which actively contribute to the development of civil society through international academic and cultural programs. Our partners will assist us with specialists in the educational sphere as well as present their mission and activities. They will inform the training participant of the programs in which young people can be involved.

Our training will be conducted for undergraduate and graduate students, especially from non-urban regions, interested in international project, exchange, volunteer, internship and other opportunities.  The “Career orientation for youth” project is aimed to inform undergraduate and graduate students about national and international programs. Our participants will become more informed, active and initiative in the social sphere. The training will boost their academic and career progress, which will enable them to contribute to the development of civil society in Armenia. It is our belief that the training will be a further step towards building a transparent, informed and responsible society. It will open new prospects of international partnership and collaboration among highly motivated and qualified specialists, a much vital contributing factor for the further integration process of Armenia into the international community. The representatives of well known NGOs, Youth centers and International organizations (ARMACAD, DAAD, Council of Europe, British Council, IREX, etc) will present their programs and projects in order to raise awareness about self-development opportunities among participants. Electronic variants of application forms, booklets, lectures, presentations, info sheets etc. also will be provided. Participants will be awarded with certificates.

Main Objectives:

  • To motivate youth to participate in the process of democratization of our country.
  • To raise awareness among participants about the importance of being active citizens and participate in civic life.
  • To promote youth activism and involvement in social activities.
  • To strengthen ties between rural youth and support the continuity of their academic and career progress.
  • To equip participants with knowledge and skills in running projects offered by different international organizations.
  • To help youth to develop their leadership, decision-making and critical thinking skills.

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from 17 to 25,
  • Have some knowledge of English,
  • Have some computer skills,
  • Committed to actively take part in the entire event,
  • Motivated to forward the obtained knowledge and skills during the training in their communities.


The methodological approach will consequently base on the principles of non-formal learning in general, experiential learning in particular. An emphasis will be laid on transparent, comprehensive and reflective adoption of inputs and exercises – in order to guarantee a maximum of learning. Workshops, discussions and presentations will be held.

Financial conditions:

Partial travel and one-time meal funding will be provided for participants currently residing in regional areas. Participants wishing to obtain partial funding are asked to notify the project coordinators about their needs and provide a brief addendum attached to their application.

Application Procedure:

After the deadline, September 10th, the presidency board of our organization will select 25 participants from different regions of RA assuring equal regional and gender distribution. After the selection participants will be asked to confirm their participation.

If you want to participate and you need application form, please write to

Deadline: 10 September, 2010

Informational Sponsor: 7

For more information please contact the coordinators of the project:

Mher Hakobyan (077) 37 26 47

Grigor Yeritsyan (091) 59 62 35

Also you can write to our e-mail:


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