On February 20, 2017, the fourth forum of the Georgian Association of Private Colleges was held with the support of the Georgian Employers' Association. Traditionally, the President of the Association, Ms. Nino Gomelauri, first presented a report on the work done to 47 members of the college and invited guests. In an extensive speech, the President noted the broad representation of the Association of Private Colleges, its successes, and highlighted the challenges and problems facing private vocational schools. It is important that the forum was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Mr. Alexander Jejelava; Mrs. Mariam Jashi, Chairperson of the Education and Culture Committee of the Parliament of Georgia; Irakli Petriashvili, Chairman of the United Trade Unions of Sakarelo; Mr. Elguja Meladze, President of the Employers' Association; Ms. Tamar Makharashvili, Deputy Director of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement; Tserodze, Head of the Vocational Department of the Ministry of Education, and Mr. Kakhaber Eradze, Head of the Vocational Education Development Department of the National Center for Quality Development in Education; Heads of state colleges. As a result of the 2017 elections, the following were elected to the Board: Ia Eradze - Georgian Business Academy; Maia Chikhladze - Public College "Panacea"; Giorgi Beraia - Public College "Georgia"; Shorena Khachapuridze-Public College “Panaskerteli; Inga Manasheridze - Interbusiness Academy; Nino Gomelauri-Marneuli Public College; Manana Makharashvili - Public College "Natalie Academy". According to the statute of the association, the board elected a new president in 2017, he became the director of Giorgi Beraia-Public College "Georgia". Two vice-presidents were also elected: Maia Chikhladze - Deputy Director of the Public College "Panacea"; Ia Eradze - Director of the Georgian Business Academy. The newly elected President addressed the audience and introduced the visions and tasks that the Association plans for the next year.