The University of Central Asia SPCE graduating class of Spring 2013
Students received certificates recognising their successful completion of courses ranging from Accounting Technology, English for Academic Purposes, Bookkeeping/Cashier, Conversational Russian, Conversational German and French, English for Business Programme, Conversational English to Training of Guides.
Students completing London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) exams received LCCI Certificates, and records of professional development were presented to Information Technology (IT) and English teachers from SPCE’s outreach programmes.
Vocational achievements were also recognized, with certificates awarded to a newly trained group of plumbers, as well as to 24 village mason-masters who attended SPCE courses with support from the European Commission Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection–ECHO (DIPECHO).
The ceremony also recognised third graduating class of Afghan students who completed advanced level courses under the Cross Border Vocational Education in Badakhshan (CVEB) programme, a joint initiative between UCA, Aga Khan Foundation USA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Since 2009, UCA-SPCE has expanded access to education in border districts through the CVEB programme. To date, 132 students from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan have received scholarships to study English, IT, Bookkeeping/Cashier and vocational education at SPCE, Khorog. The CVEB programme has already expanded employment opportunities for its graduates: 45 percent of CVEB alumni received a promotion, found a new job or received a better salary upon completing their courses at UCA-SPCE. The CVEB programme also supported the establishment of a SPCE project office in Faizabad, Afghanistan and the development of curriculum and learning materials in Dari language, further extending the reach of its programmes.