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Continuing the development of work based learning

Work based learning (WBL) is a form of vocational education provision in which learners acquire practical skills and knowledge in a real working environment of company (at least half of the study period), but theoretical knowledge is acquired at a vocational education institution. This education form is recognized in the European Union as one of the best ways to motivate students to engage in vocational education.

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Employers’ motivation to take part in implementation of work based learning

The study of Ministry of Economics “The employers’ motivation to take part in the implementation work based learning” was aimed at providing a deeper insight for education and economic policy makers on possible support measures in the implementation of work based learning in vocational education.

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Establishing legal framework for employers’ participation in the development and implementation of vocational education

On April 23, 2015 the Parliament of Latvia adopted several amendments to the Vocational Education Law, which is the main legal regulation in vocational education sector. The introduced amendments increase the compliance of vocational education with labour market needs at sectoral, institutional and education programme implementation level.

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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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Latvia wins again in the international students’ skill competition “Knauf Junior Trophy” (5.-8.06.2012)

On 5-8 June 2012, the 12th international vocational education students’ skill competition “Knauf Junior Trophy 2012” was held at Riga Secondary School of Arts and Crafts in Riga, Latvia. This event is targeted at vocational education students of construction dry structure sector. In the contest, for the second year in a row the Latvian team – students Aleksandrs Pasečniks and Staņislavs Stankevičs (teacher Aleksandrs Boginskis) from the Daugavpils Vocational Secondary School of Builders – won the first place in the competition of 15 countries, and as a prize, they received tablet PCs. The 2nd and 3rd places were gained by the Lithuanian and Austrian teams accordingly.

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In terms of an ESF project, 14 sectoral descriptions and qualifications structures were elaborated (2012)

The State Education Development Agency that coordinates the ESF project “Development of sectoral qualifications system and increasing the efficiency and quality of vocational education” (01.12.2010-30.11.2013) has published sectoral descriptions and qualification structures in fourteen sectors elaborated within the project.

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Reflection on the conference “The Role of Sectors and Employers in the Development of Vocational Education” (19.01.2012)

On January 19 (2012), the State Education Development Agency in cooperation with the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia, Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia, National Centre for Education, and State Education Quality Service organized the conference “The Role of Sectors and Employers in the Development of Vocational Education”.

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Conference “The Role of Sectors and Employers in the Development of Vocational Education” (19.01.2012)

On January 19 (2012), the State Education Development Agency is arranging conference “The Role of Sectors and Employers in the Development of Vocational Education”, which will be held in Riga, Latvia. The State Education Development Agency is a state institution under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Science and is responsible for education policy development and implementation in various areas.

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