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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 »



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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The Cabinet of Ministers supported additional investment in vocational education (8.05.2012)

On May 8 (2012), the Cabinet of Ministers supported the proposal of the Ministry of Education and Science to invest additional LVL 62 million from the EU funds in vocational education and science. This is the most significant and purposeful investment in the development of Latvian vocational education.

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Amendments to the Vocational Education Law were approved (19.04.2012)

On April 19 (2012), Saeima (the Parliament of Latvia) approved amendments to the Vocational Education Law that was initially approved in 1999. These amendments refer to the titles of vocational education establishments regarding education level and qualification they provide, i.e., vocational basic school, vocational school, vocational secondary school, technical school (tehnikums), and college.

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