Sponsored by: Hayastan All Armenian Fund - France, Government of Artsakh
Start Start date: December 01, 2011
End End date: September 01, 2015
Status Status: Ongoing


Hayastan All Armenian Fund built vocational school in Shushi town named after French-Armenian benefactor Yeznik Mozian, whose bequest provided the necessary funds for the project. The school is designed to accommodate up to 450 students. Students, who come from various regions of Artsakh, will receive a three-year education. While general academic courses will give them a solid intellectual foundation, they will specialize as locksmiths, metalworkers, roofers, welders, ironworkers, plasterers, masons, painters, tile setters and polishers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians. The graduates of the vocational school are expected to enter the local job market, helping fill the current shortage of skilled workers.


The two-story building with total area of almost 4,050 square meters is modeled on French similar vocational schools. The school features all required amenities including fully furnished classrooms, workshops, labs, and a library. The facility is also equipped with central heating and air-conditioning, and comprises storage space for educational materials. It will offer a three-year certificate program in various specialties. As part of their coursework, students will also acquire hands-on experience by working part-time at local construction companies.
The staff of the school has received the training and the certification in France. To ensure compliance with European educational standards, the Yeznik Mozian Vocational School entered into a long-term cooperation agreement with a vocational school in France.