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Recommendations for adult non-formal education programme development

The Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) has developed recommendations for adult non-formal education programmes for implementers and local government employees regarding the development and licensing of adult non-formal education programmes.

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Opportunity to attend ECVET regional seminars

Throughout 2019 State Education Development Agency (SEDA) is organising regional informative seminars about European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) and are inviting the interested persons to choose available venue and time, as well as, to follow actual information on SEDA homepage.

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In Riga, discussions were held on promoting the development of young people’s skills in Europe

From June 5 – 8, 2019, the General Assembly of the WorldSkills Europe organisation took place for the first time in Riga with participation of 90 experts from 29 countries. Representatives discussed the development of vocational education and international professional mastery competitions. The event is organised by State Education Development Agency (SEDA) in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Science.

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Proposals for increasing the volume of apprenticeships have been prepared

On April 2, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers reviewed the informative report “On implementation and development of work-based learning system to increase work-based learning volume in vocational education system” prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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National competition for young professionals “SkillsLatvia 2019” has concluded

“SkillsLatvia 2019” competition for young professionals was organised by the State Education Development Agency (SEDA) from 8 to 9 May at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre. In the event 129 participants from 34 vocational education institutions competed for medals in 19 skill competitions.

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A guidebook to working with adults in vocational schools has been published

National Centre for Education (NCE) has published methodological material “Practical guidebook to working with adults in vocational schools”, which was developed within ESF project “The effective management of vocational education institutions and the improvement of personnel competence”.

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The best companies for implementing apprenticeship type scheme and qualification practice were awarded

On 26 February 2019, at the Latvian Railway History Museum, the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (ECL) organised an award ceremony “Do and learn – everything has just begun!” dedicated to honouring best apprenticeship type scheme (nationally called “work-based learning”) and qualification practice companies.

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Lifelong learning competence improvement modules in adult education

In order to offer possibilities to improve lifelong learning competences, in the course of 2018, sectoral experts and vocational education experts have established recommendations for developing adult education for the improvement of general skills based on key competences for lifelong learning.

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Overview of the implementation of validation of non-formal and informal learning outcomes in Latvia

An overview of the implementation of validation of non-formal and informal learning outcomes from 2012 to 2018 is provided in the report “Implementation of Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning Outcomes in Latvia” prepared by Academic Information Centre (AIC) in 2018.

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An informative e-brochure on the use of ECVET has been published

State Education Development Agency (SEDA) has published on their website an informative e-brochure “Why ECVET”?

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