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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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The sixth Career week has concluded

State Education Development Agency (SEDA) initiative – Career week has concluded. It took place in 47 cities and towns of Latvia. At least 114 thousand children and young people participated in more than 140 interactive and educational activities which took place in general and vocational education institutions.

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A large number of unemployed are looking for a job for over a year

Number of long-term unemployed (persons who are unemployed for at least 12 months) in 2017 was 32,1 thousand. Of the total number of long-term unemployed, 97,5% are aged 20 to 64, of whom 59,1% are men. In this age group 14,6% of all unemployed were looking for a job more than four years.

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In “EuroSkills 2018” competition Latvian team achieved gold and silver medals and three medals of excellence

“EuroSkills 2018” competition took place in Budapest, Hungary on 29 September 2018, during which Latvian team achieved gold and silver medals and three medals of excellence while competing among 28 countries.

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The involvement of sectoral specialists in the implementation of vocational education programmes is facilitated

On 11 September 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers approved new “Regulations on education and professional qualification required for teachers and the procedure for improving the professional competence of teachers” (No. 569).

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Third round for adult education is open for applications

State Education Development Agency (SEDA) from 15 August until 17 September 2018 is organizing applications for adult learning in terms of ESF project “Improvement of the professional competence of the employed persons”. The employed and self-employed (aged at least 25) can participate in the programme. Candidates can apply for 11 different economic sectors in 70 education institutions all around Latvia.

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