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Vocational education will continue to implement measures to improve sectoral qualifications system

On 8 February 2017, a seminar was held in Ventspils for the leaders of the educational administrations of the cities and counties, as well as the directors of the vocational education institutions on the implementation of the ESF specific support projects and the planned activities in year 2017. The participants were introduced to the content, objectives and key planned activities of the project “Improvement of sectoral qualifications system for the development and quality assurance of vocational education”. Read the rest of this entry »



ESF project on vocational education reform and quality closed

On 26 November, 2015 State Education Development Agency held a conference dedicated to the closure of European Social Fund (ESF) project “Development of a sectoral qualifications system and improvement of the efficiency and quality of vocational education and training”. During the project, which lasted for five years, a solid foundation was established for further development of vocational education, quality and prestige.

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State Education Development Agency (SEDA) organised seminar on European Credit Transfer in vocational education.

State Education Development Agency (SEDA) in May 9, 2013 organised Leonardo da Vinci programme thematic monitoring workshop “ECVET as a support for the lifelong learning”.

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Career Week (26.-30.11.2012) in five cities of Latvia

During the week of November 26-30 (2012), State Education Development Agency in cooperation with local education boards, general and vocational education establishments, higher education institutions, youth centres, libraries and local enterprises arrange Career Week that will be held simultaneously in five cities of Latvia – Liepāja, Ventspils, Rēzekne, Daugavpils and Valmiera – located in various regions of the country.

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International conference “Upper levels of qualifications frameworks: Should we include professional qualifications?” in Riga (23.10.2012)

On 23 October (2012) the Academic Information Centre – Latvian National Coordination Point arranged an international conference “Upper levels of qualifications frameworks: Should we include professional qualifications?” that was held in Riga, Latvia (hotel „Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija”).

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Latvia wins in the competition of the European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools

On October 8-13 (2012), in Ohrid, Macedonia 25th Annual Conference of the European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools (AEHT) was held engaging more than 600 participants from 30 countries. During the conference skills competitions for vocational education students were arranged in eight disciplines. Latvia was represented by seven students: four from Riga Food Producers Vocational School (Rīgas Pārtikas ražotāju vidusskola) and three students from Kuldiga Technology and Tourism Vocational Secondary School (Kuldīgas Tehnoloģiju un tūrisma profesionālā vidusskola).

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Cultural event for vocational education students and teachers “I call your name – Latvia!”

In honour of 95th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia, which will be celebrated in 18 November 2013, during this study year 2012/2013 an event for vocational students and teachers “I call your name – Latvia!” will be arranged at national scale. The aim of this event is to engage vocational education students in the strengthening national identity and civil awareness, in the preserving and developing national traditions and cultural values, as well as to popularise vocational education system and leisure education in Latvia and Europe.

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The annual skills competition “Chair 2012” (4.-9.06.2012) is concluded

The annual skills competition “Chair 2012” for the Latvian vocational education students in woodworking sector was held on 4-9 June in Riga (Latvia). This competition which was arranged by the National Centre for Education.

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Project about setting up a cooperation network in the system of non-formal learning recognition (2012-2013) was initiated

In March 2012, the EU Lifelong Learning Programme KA1-ECETA2 project “An integrated system for the recognition of non-formal learning: the establishment of the national cooperation network” (Val-Net) was initiated, and its activities will conclude on 28 February 2013.

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Seminar for youth career specialists “Topicalities, tendencies and forecasts of labour market” (13.04.2012)

On April 13 (2012) the Information and Career Guidance Department of the State Education Development Agency in terms of Euroguidance programme arranges the seminar “Topicalities, tendencies and forecasts of labour market”, which will be held at the State Administration School in Riga (Latvia). The target group for this seminar is career consultants and school teaching staff that are specialised in promoting support for youth career development.

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