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Vocational education standards include modules and competences

On 19 September 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted amendments in the regulation regarding the state vocational secondary education standard and the state industrial education standard.

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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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The first national skills competition for young professionals SkillsLatvia 2017

From 20 to 22 April 2017, Kipsala International Exhibition Centre (Riga) under the slogan “The doer wins!” held the first national competition for young professionals SkillsLatvia 2017, organized by the State Education Development Agency (SEDA). Read the rest of this entry »



Occupational standards will be approved by Tripartite Cooperation Sub-council of Vocational Education and Employment

On 14 March 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted amendments in Vocational Education Law, according to which National Tripartite Cooperation Council’s Tripartite Cooperation Sub-council of Vocational Education and Employment has the rights to approve occupational standards, requirements of the professional qualification (if occupational standard for the profession is not approved) and sectoral qualifications frameworks. Whereas, the Cabinet of Ministers will determine the mandatory applicable list of occupational standards and professional qualification requirements. Read the rest of this entry »



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 »



International conference to discuss the results of the Baltic Alliance for Apprenticeships

25 January 2017, an international conference “Baltic Alliance for Apprenticeships for Innovative Vocational Education and Training” (BAfA for Innovative VET) took place at the hotel “Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia”. Read the rest of this entry »



Support measures to improve professional competences of employed persons will be implemented

The State Education Development Agency (SEDA) and the Central Finance and Contracting Agency have signed an agreement on implementation of a European Social Fund (ESF) project aimed at improving adult professional competence in order to increase the competitiveness of employees and promote the productivity growth. Read the rest of this entry »



New procedures for accrediting educational institutions and evaluating heads of educational institutions

On 20 December 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a new regulation “Procedure for accrediting educational institutions, examination centres and other institutions, general and vocational education programs specified by the Education Law, and for evaluating the professional activity of heads of secondary schools affiliated to state higher education institutions and heads of state and municipal educational institutions” that henceforth regulates the accreditation of educational institutions and educational programmes, as well as the assessment procedures of the heads of educational institutions. Read the rest of this entry »



Latvian young professionals win 9 medals in the competition EuroSkills 2016

The largest and most prestigious European vocational skills competition for young professionals EuroSkills 2016 was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1 to 3 December. In total, 490 participants from 28 countries competed in 35 professions. Read the rest of this entry »



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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