On March 24, 2020, AGBU AVC Founding President, Dr. Yervant Zorian, met with the Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Zhanna Andreasyan, along with the President of the Union of ICT Employers (UEICT), Armen Baldryan, the UEICT Executive Director, Eduard Musayelyan, and Director of the Synopsys Armenia Educational Department, Prof. Vazgen Melikyan.
The main topic of the meeting was “Artificial Intelligence”, the interactive multimedia courses for high school students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The three course series was initiated by the AGBU Silicon Valley, sponsored by Synopsys Foundation and developed by UEICT and Synopsys Armenia Educational Department, and is virtualized and hosted in the e-learning platform of the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC).
Dr. Zorian presented the main features and learning outcomes of the program, emphasizing that it made use of the best practices in the field, and was developed in the e-learning format to make it accessible for high school students countrywide. Zhanna Andreasyan noted that promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) was one of the Government’s priorities in school education. The participants of the meeting discussed the practical steps for introducing the first level of the "Artificial Intelligence" course for 10th graders, in the upcoming academic year in high schools in Armenia.