Community College Swiss Agricultural School Caucasus is an unprecedented, nonprofit private initiative in Georgian VET education system. The main goal of the college is to serve as an example of a nationwide agricultural educational structure. The college, which specializes in cattle breeding, dairy and cheese processing, is set up according to the Swiss standards.
SASC will work in three main directions:
- Three-year VET program in cattle breeding and milk processing
- Training of teachers from state-owned VET colleges
- Short-term professional courses/trainings for farmers and amateurs; farmers’ consultations
Along with theoretical courses, the school will offer practical trainings for students as well. For this purpose, a dairy farm and a modern cheese factory will be built on the college premises. Under the supervision of professional teachers, students will carry out daily farm activities themselves: prepare feeding for the farm, work in the laboratory, process milk, produce and sell dairy products in the school-owned store.