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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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Presented Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training Mobility Charters

On 28 September 2017, the State Education Development Agency (SEDA) has presented Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training (VET) Mobility Charters to five vocational education institutions which will allow them to apply for Erasmus+ mobility funding in simplified form in the future.

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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 »



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 »



Vocational schools will receive 104.7 million Euro for further modernization

On 29 April 2016, the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 249 “Regulations for implementing the specific objective of the operational programme “Growth and Employment” 8.1.3. ”Increase the number of modernized vocational education institutions”” entered into force that were elaborated by the Ministry of Education.

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MoES informs on the conducted structural reforms in vocational education (19.08.2014)

On August 19, 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers reviewed the informative report “On activities carried out in terms of the optimisation of vocational education establishment network under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Science and efficient use of resources, continuing the structural reforms between 1st January 2013 and June 30, 2014” prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES).

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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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In 2012/2013, cross-border Estonia – Latvia vocational education programmes have been initiated

According to the understanding memorandum about cooperation signed by the ministries of education of Estonia and Latvia, young people from Latvia will start their studies at Valga Vocational School (Estonia) in this study year 2012/2013.

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Two vocational schools are among the winners of project competition about innovations in education

State Education Development Agency has announced the results of project competition dealing with introducing innovations in education for 2012. In the competition 24 digitalization projects have been approved and will be implemented in practice. Among the winners there are two vocational education establishments – Riga State Technical School (Rīgas Valsts tehnikums) with the project “Development of integrated learning aids in vocational education” and Ogre State Technical School (Ogres Valsts tehnikums) with the project “Interactive way towards culturology”. The projects may be commenced already since 3 September 2012.

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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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