On April 3, 2018 the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) сonducted in Almaty WORKSHOP on the theme: "ACCREDITATION OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS - TIME IMPERATIVES OF OUR TIME", with the aim of creating a dialogue platform for exchanging experience in accreditation of colleges.

The workshop was attended by representatives of educational organizations, the President of the Almaty Colleges Association, the management of the TVE organizations in the Almaty and the Almaty region. More than 150 people took part in the forum.

The main objective of the workshop is to discuss topical issues on the exchange of experience in accreditation of colleges, on quality assurance of education and disseminating best practice in strategic planning, design and monitoring educational programs, development of cooperation and forming a professional community on external assessment of colleges.

The Plenary session discussed topical issues on quality assurance of education in accordance with the standards of the IAAR, problematic issues that interest the education organization in the accreditation process and ways to address them.

Within the framework of the workshop, a training was held, at which the main issues in the process of preparation to the accreditation procedure were discussed, as well as approaches to increasing the responsibility of colleges for the quality of the educational services provided. At the end of the workshop participants were awarded certificates.