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Application for Youth Guarantee training has concluded

Until 31 August 2018 candidates had an opportunity to apply for Youth Guarantee trainings. Youth Guarantee training organized is by State Education Development Agency (SEDA) since 2014. Applicants aged 15 to 29 could apply for learning programmes, as long as they are not full-time students or they are not on an academic or parental leave.

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Preparation has started for mastery competition for young professionals “EuroSkills 2018”

State Education Development Agency (SEDA) organized workshop “Professional development for experts” on 18 July 2018, in which “EuroSkills 2018” Latvian team experts met for the first time to familiarize themselves with main tasks of the competition.

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Youth Guarantee Project from Latvia got into the “RegioStars Awards 2018” final

EU funds’ project “Implementation of the initial vocational education programmes within the Youth Guarantee” coordinated by the State Education Development Agency (SEDA) has been nominated for the final of “RegioStars Awards 2018”, which is, a competition organized by the European Commission. In total 102 applications were received from 20 EU member states and five from partner states of which 21 projects got into the final.

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Vocational education prize “WE ARE LEARNING 2018” was awarded

On 30 May 2018 German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce vocational education award “WE ARE LEARNING 2018” was presented in National Library of Latvia.

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7208 people have applied for adult education’s second round

EU fund project for adult education “Improvement of the professional competence of the employed persons” (1.01.2017-31.12.2022) implemented by State Education Development Agency in cooperation with municipalities of Latvia, education institutions and the State Employment Agency has received 7565 applications for learning in 63 vocational education institutions.

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National competition for young professionals “SkillsLatvia 2018” has concluded

On 25-26 April 2018 in Kipsala Exhibition Center mastery competition for young professionals “SkillsLatvia 2018” was held by the State Education Development Agency (SEDA). During the competition there were announced 60 winners in 20 different professional skill contests, two of them took place in Jelgava – a city in the central part of Latvia.

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During Erasmus+ project representatives of businesses and vocational education schools supplemented their knowledge about implementation of work-based learning

The second cycle has begun for Erasmus+ KA3 project “Testing New Approaches to Training VET and Workplace Tutors for Work Based Learning (TTT4WBL)”, which is intended for work-based learning tutors in businesses and vocational education institutions.

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Agreement was reached on the qualifications demanded by labour market

In March 2018 educators and employers reached an agreement on the professional qualifications that are demanded in the labour market.

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Amendments approved to Cabinet of Ministers Regulations in terms of the modular vocational education

The amendments were made on 6 March 2018 changing the 2011 and 2014 regulations on unemployment reduction measures and raising the qualifications of the unemployed. The purpose of the amendments of Cabinet of Ministers Regulations is to increase the qualification and skills of the unemployed in line with labour market demand.

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Latvia achieved high success in WorldSkills 2017 competition

WorldSkills 2017 competition is considered the most comprehensive event in the history of the competition’s existence. For the first time it was held in the Near East, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 14th to 19th of October. During the four days eight young people from Latvia presented their skills in the competition of 1300 participants.

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