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Latvia achieved high success in WorldSkills 2019 competition

In the world’s largest and most prestigious contest for young professionals WorldSkills 2019, the Latvian team won three medals for excellence. The competition concluded on 27 August 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

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The final admission for Youth guarantee has begun

Until August 30, unemployed young people aged 17 to 29 who have acquired secondary education can apply for Youth guarantee vocational education programmes in 22 vocational schools in 40 occupations. Participation in these programmes which is free of charge and lasts one and a half year.

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More than 14 000 inhabitants have applied 4th round of adult education

Fourth round of adult education programme has concluded. In total 22 778 applications for learning have been received from 14 136 people. Inhabitants will be informed about confirmation of learning in the coming weeks. At the end of July and in August forming of groups and learning will begin.

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All 162 occupational standards have been developed

All 162 occupational standards envisaged in ESF project “Improving the sectoral qualifications system for the development and quality assurance of vocational education” (2016-2021) implemented by National Centre for Education have been developed.

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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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