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AUA Open Education Completes Training of Artsakh Ministry Employees

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The American University of Armenia (AUA) is happy to share about the successful completion of a Basic Computer and Soft Skills training course specially tailored for the employees of the Ministry of Labor, Social and Resettlement Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh upon the request of Minister Mane Tandilyan (MBA ’02). The training was provided by AUA Open Education within the scope of the Learn to Earn Artsakh Program (LEAP) of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). Thirty-four civil servants from the ministry participated in the four-day training, which was conducted by two qualified trainers of AUA Open Education Astghik Mkrtchyan and Artak Aloyan (MPSIA ‘01).

Mkrtchyan, who has over 15 years of experience in the finance and banking sector, has been an instructor at AUA Open Education for two years leading its Banking and Finance certificate program. Working as a project leader at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, she was also able to share that experience with the participants of the Basic Computer and Soft Skills training.

Aloyan is a certified management consultant, international trainer in strategic planning, leadership, management, business communications, and personal growth. He is a soft skills trainer at AUA Open Education. Among his other engagements are courses for East Invest project (Euro-chambers, EU); Women in Business training for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); and community and youth development training for the U.S. Peace Corps Armenia.

“This training is an important milestone in supporting a key institution during these very trying days. The Ministry of Labor, Social and Resettlement Affairs of Artsakh works day and night to support our citizens who lost their livelihood and homes, and are trying to rebuild their lives. The leaders of the Ministry are gifted and dedicated professionals who recognized the need for computer and soft skills training for their employees. The training marked a good start of a tradition of sharing expertise, learning, and growing stronger together to build a country that provides the best services to its citizens,” noted Director of AUA Open Education Loucine Hayes.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values. 

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