Compass Center research, training, and consultancy NGO, together with Training Club of the Youth Department of Social-Educational Center of Shirak Diocese performs “10 out of 10” training project. The project consisted of 10 training meetings with young pop students, and those who were interested.
Compass Center conducted a survey among students to identify their educational needs, and it helped the Center’s non-formal educational activities to be more effective. Eighty three students from ASUE Gyumri Branch, GSPI, and YAFA participated in the survey. The survey results showed that the youth is interested in non-formal education and has a positive attitude toward this method of education.Through the survey on the Facebook page, topics for trainings were suggested. As a result, topics with the highest number of votes were included in the project “10 out of 10”. Each week, a training was dedicated to one of the selected topics.
It’s not often that the youth of Gyumri is given the opportunity to participate in workshops conducted by experienced and educated speakers, to work with and get the necessary knowledge on various topics. “10 out of 10” is actually an opportunity for everyone to get up-to-date and free education which is also of importance.
“10 out of 10” first training:
On August 8th, 2014, at the Social-Educational Centre of Shirak Diocese, the first seminar about “3D graphics” by the trainer Ashot Simonya took place. He worked in TouchFx animation studio, Modelind Department, Render watcher, and Lipsing-Morphing Department. Currently, he is the director of the Motion Capture Animation Department. Forty-one people attended the course and filled out evaluation forms.
“10 out of 10” 2nd training:
On August 15th, 2014, the second seminar on the topic “Self-knowing and Self-discovery Capacities” took place in Social-Educational Centre of Shirak Diocese. The speaker was the doctor and psychologist of the “Healthy Mentality, Healthy Family” project of Primary Health Care Center of Armenian Caritas Luiza Mardoyan. Thirty Four people attended the course and filled out evaluation forms.
“10 out of 10” 3rd training:
On September 5th, 2014, the third seminar on the topic “Basics of Photojournalism” took place in Social-Educational Centre of Shirak Diocese.The speaker was Gagik Shamshyan, who is known in the sphere of photojournalism and journalism in general. Forty-seven people attended the course and filled out evaluation forms.
“10 out of 10” 4th training:
On September 19th, 2014, the fourth training on the topic “Career start/Development Tools/Resume/Cover Letter Writing/Secrets of a Successful Interview: Distance Learning. Free learning platforms” took place. The training was conducted by Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) Armenia’s information specialist, Valeria Sargsyan and grantee of 2013 Tigran Sukiasyan. The training took place in Social-Educational Centre of Shirak Diocese.
“10 out of 10” 5th training:
On October 10th, 2014, the 5th training of the project took place on the topic of “Art of Speech”. The training was conducted by the honored artist of RA, Advisor of the Governor of Shirak Region, Hasmik Kirakosyan. During the training she spoke about Rhetorical Art and how to compose speeches that would become audible in the public level. Moreover, Hasmik Kirakosyan shared her personal experience with participants. The training took place at the O/T Social-Educational Center.
“10 out of 10” 6th training:
On December 18th, 2014 project’s 6th training was on the topic of “ Youth Employment Issues’’. Training was conducted by the director of Regional Employment Center of Gyumri, Amalya Adamyan. The training took place at the O/T Social-Educational Center.
“10 out of 10” 7th training:
On March 11th, 2015, the 7th training was on the topic of ”Healthy Lifestyle”. Training was conducted by the family doctor Elmira Baghdasaryan. The training took place at the O/T Social-Educational Center.