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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

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

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

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

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    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 employability skills reflect the economic character of both Ventspils and Panevezys region. 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. Vocational training programme “Work Skills” will be 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 (180 learning hours). The programme 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

7 September 2020

International programme BTEC “Work skills” has been launched

On September 7, 2020, training was started at Ventspils Vocational College in the internationally recognized educational programme BTEC “Work Skills”. The total volume of the “Work skills” programme is 180h and it consists of 6 modules:
1) Maximizing Potential when Applying for a Job (30h)
2) Strategies to Improve Job Interview Skills (30h)
3) Preparing for Work Placement (30h)
4) Presentations for Work (30h)
5) Project Management Skills (30h)
6) Skills for Starting a Business (30h)

A total of 29 students started training in two separate groups and it is planned that the 3rd group (31 students) will start studies on October 1, 2020

At the end of the programme, students will receive a vocational education certificate, which is recognized in more than 70 countries all over the world.

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15 May 2020

Deploy-Skills project extended until 2021

Earlier this year project lead partner Ventspils Vocational College in coorperation with project partners from Lithuania made proposal to supervisory authority for a necessity to extend the project. Today on 15 May amendments for extension of project were signed and project is officialy prolonged until 31 May 2021

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21 February 2020

Partners adapt to market changes and agree to focus on one international qualification

LP and PP2 with permission of The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development has agreed to reduce qualifications. LP will exclude “Hospitality and Catering” and “Practical food safety” qualifications but PP2 “Beauty Therapy” qualification. Both of partners will concentrate their attention and resources on “Work skills” to adapt to market changes and meet the demand of regional employers.

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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: 26.10.2021 10:41