The USAID Economic Security Program, Caucasus School of Tourism Unite to Bolster Georgia’s Tourism Competitiveness
On June 25, 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the USAID Economic Security Program and Caucasus University. The Memorandum was signed by the President of Caucasus University Dr. Kakha Shengelia and the head of the USAID Economic Security Program, Mr. Mark McCord.
The USAID Economic Security Program and its contractor Solimar International will assist Caucasus University in obtaining UNWTO TedQual international certification. It is noteworthy that Caucasus School of Tourism is the first school in the region to have started the accreditation process of its programs in Tourism, as it will significantly enhance their quality, increase the competitiveness of its graduates and raise the program’s international awareness.
Under the partnership, the USAID Economic Security Program, Solimar International and Caucasus School of Tourism will work together to enhance Georgia’s competitiveness in the tourism industry by improving the qualification of its employees.
The cooperation also envisages:
- Ensuring successful completion of Ted Qual accreditation process for BA and MA programs;
- Developing collaborative master’s level programs in hospitality and tourism management together with the leading higher education institutions in the US, including the George Washington University’s International Consulting Practicum
- Developing international certificate courses in hospitality and tourism management with higher education institutions.