Any citizen of Georgia, after completing basic education (9 years) is eligible to continue studies on vocational programs.
Any eligible citizen is entitled to master occupations within tourism, building, agriculture, information technologies, service and other fields in 19 vocational colleges and 14 institutions of higher education funded by the state.
When and how to register on vocational programs?
Each year, in spring and autumn, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia opens registration for candidates wishing to continue education in state-funded VET institutions.
During registration individual should present identification document.
What tests are needed to be admitted to VET programs?
After completion of registration, in order to start learning on the initial level of VET, the applicant should pass vocational testing arranged by the National Assessment and Exam Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia (NAEC). The purpose of the tests is to determine compliance of vocational skills of applicants with chosen occupations. Samples of the tests are available at the web-page of National Assessment and Exam Center (NAEC).
People with disabilities are able to register to the programs as per procedures described above, and they take alternative tests, created specially by multidisciplinary team.
Students wishing to progress to higher levels of education, or pursue advanced degrees, take testing organized by individual VET institutions.
How to get funding for education program?
As the applicant passes minimal competence barrier set for the tests organized by NAEC, he/she is eligible for the state funding and receiving desirable education for free.
The VET Institutions offer a number of open-door days, where all interested individuals can get detailed information about the institutions, its VET programs, get to know the material-technical base of the VET institution, meet teachers, representatives of the organizations offering internships and also successful graduates.
Students of the general education institutions also have possibility to meet the representatives of the VET institutions in school and get the required information on-place by means of presentations.
The above-mentioned activities represent one-of the best ways to be well-informed for both parents and prospective students. Gathered information will ensure the base for the correct career planning and choice of the profession.
Examination Tests for Admission to VET Institutions
|Spatial Skills Test
This test determines different aspects of spatial skills. The test structure is easy, while tasks are different: some of them ask to connect flat figures with 3D figures, while others ask for visualization of the objects (perception and imagination) from different angles or views. Test also includes tasks that require reading maps and spatial orientation.
|Clerical Skills Test
This test examines those basic skills and abilities that individuals need to have for performing certain group of activities. The test is comprised of three sub-tests: skills for quick and accurate processing of documents; skills for planning, prioritizing, information sorting, and archiving; numerical skills, basic knowledge/use of mathematics.
|Basic Skills Test
This test examines knowledge of Georgian language and abilities for creating and understanding fiction texts. It also tests knowledge of subject programs – mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, arts and foreign languages, and ability to use such knowledge.
|Basic Academic Skills Test
This minimal competence test focuses on identifying applicants that have better abilities of understanding verbal material, logical reasoning and analysis, knowledge of basic principles of quantitative information and its use. Therefore, the test is comprised of three sections: Language competence, logic, and quantitative reasoning.
|Mechanic and Spatial Skills Test
The test examines the use of mechanic principles, mechanic reasoning and logic – so called ability for using mechanic information to solve problems. This test is widely used during professional orientation while selecting personnel for vocational occupations. It includes assignments that assess skills of spatial visualization and mathematics. The test is comprised of two sections and evaluates: 1) mechanic skills, and 2) spatial skills.