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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-415 Deployment of high standards of knowledge, practical skills and understanding required for better employment in the regions (Deploy-Skills)

The needs for hospitality and catering skills as well as for food safety knowledge reflect the economic character of Ventspils region, whereas the need for beauty therapy skills is evidenced by popularity of the subject in Panevėžys region vocational schools. Adults in both regions also look for soft employability skills.

The project aims at helping adult employees to adapt to rapidly changing technology environments and to embrace social skills. Due to challenges faced by the labour markets and regional economies, there is a need for a well-balanced marketing mix of the educational programmes, and some radical changes at programme and institutional levels, while looking for some very strong differentiating factors. While tackling inefficiency of labour market of the Programme area, improvement of the education system through introduction of systemic approach to the solution, while involving relevant stakeholders and applying innovative technologically and methodologically sound teaching and learning methods, could lead to impactful results, especially from the perspective of people striving to become the entrepreneurs or adjusting to rapidly changing demands for work quality.

The objective of the project is to enhance employability and encourage students to gain skills to help them with career progression, while providing recognition for learners’ abilities and evidence of the skills required for success in the workplace. It is intended to carry out analysis of the current programs that are used to address targeted skills, and teaching processes that will lead to preparation of gap analysis and roadmap for introduction or update of the vocational programmes.

The project will make an analysis of the current programmes of Ventspils Vocational College and Panevezys Centre of Vocational Education, based on which a roadmap for programme development and deployment will be prepared. Latter four vocational training programmes will be updated and developed based on internationally recognised standards and using the best global practices. Programme “Work Skills” includes self-management Skills, Self-assessment, Working in a Team, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Personal Skills for Leadership, Presentations for Work, Negotiation Skills and Persuasion in the Workplace, Critical Thinking, Solving Work-related Problems, Project Management Skills, Skills for Starting a Business (130 learning hours). Programme “Hospitality and Catering Principles” (Food and Beverage Service) includes principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, food safety in catering, service of food at table, and service of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. In these qualifications learners will develop the underpinning skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the hospitality industry (160 learning hours). Programme “Practical Food Safety in Catering” covers the basic understanding, knowledge and skills required to operate safely within food handling situations in the catering and hospitality industry (40 learning hours). Programme “Beauty Therapy“ includes waxing techniques, facial techniques, facial skincare, make-up and body art application, and giving manicure, pedicure, eyelash and brow treatments (263 learning hours). The programmes will be piloted, while involving at least 100 persons (60 from Latvia and 40 from Lithuania).

As a result of the project, two schools in Programme regions will be capable of delivering high quality training programmes in compliance with international standards.

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Phone: +37163622663
Address: Saules Street 15, Ventspils, LV-3601

1 June 2019

First training for implementation of educational programmes in Ventspils (29.-31.05)

From 29th to 31st of May training for implementation of educational programmes took place in Ventspils Tehnikums which was taught by Pearson Education Limited trainer Niegel Jefferson. All teachers who will later in October teach these programmes took part in this 3 day training. Also all other two project partners (Regional Innovation Management Centre and Public institution Panevėžys vocational education and training centre) were in Ventspils to get first impression about programmes, its structure and implementation. It was really useful and it is planned that 2nd training for implementation of educational programmes will take place in Ventspils Tehnikums in late August.

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27 May 2019

Contract for development of educational programmes signed

On 27th of May Ventspils Tehnikums signed contract with Pearson Education Limited for development of internationally recognised educational programmes in three specialties – Work skills, Hospitality and catering principles, Practical food safety in catering – which in October 2019 will be taught to new students.

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21 January 2019

Project partner meeting

On January 2019 project meeting was held

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13 August 2018

Gap analysis and roadmap

On August 2018 project partner Regional Innovation Management Centre made Gap analysis and roadmap for LP and PP2

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15 June 2018

Project first activities

On June 2018 project meeting was held on which work plan was made and later that month implemented. Starting with development of informative posters, press releases and updates about project goals and activities on web pages

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Last updated: 08.04.2020 12:43