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Vocational Education in Latvia

National report to the
European Training Foundation
  

   Riga, 1999

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National Observatory team:

Baiba Ramiņa, Andrejs Rauhvargers, Bruno Martuzāns

We are grateful to:

I.Āne, M.Behmane, A.Bišers, I.Cvetkova, Z.Daija, J.Dzalbo, J.Gutbergs, A.Krivens, R.Opelte, I.Ozoliņa, I.Pūkaine, Z.Priede, J. Rozenblats, I.Rudzāte, G.Tentere, Dz.Tillere, D.Traidās, M.Upmane, I.Vālodze

for valuable information, discussion and comments.

Published with financial support of European Training Foundation.

This report presents information gathered to provide the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the European Commission with the real situation in vocational education and training and in labour market issues in Latvia, the development trends as well as some general information concerning the actual socio-economic development in this country are presented.

The report was written following the Conceptual Framework for the preparation of reports proposed by the ETF-Observatory Unit.

The main sources of information were Statistical Reports of the Central Bureau of Statistics, the statistical data of the Education Information Centre and the data of State Employment Service of the Ministry of Welfare.

 

1. Political and socio-economic background information

1.1. DEMOGRAPHY
1.2. SOCIAL PROTECTION AND SOCIAL POLICY
1.3. LABOUR MARKET
Results of labour force statistical survey
Difference between rural and urban areas
Difference between genders and age groups
Difference between education level of employed persons and job seekers.
Data on unemployed persons

1.4. EMPLOYMENT POLICIES
1.5. ECONOMY

1.5.1.Gross domestic product

1.5.2 Inflation.
1.6. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
Overview on the realised and planned activities by the MEPRD in regional and rural development
International assistance projects

2. Overall policy in VET

2.1. Previous development
2.2. Further options

3. Characteristics of the VET system

3.1. ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROVISION
Basic education
General secondary education
Vocational education
Access to higher education
Professional higher education

3.2. THE SHAPING OF VET POLICY AND PROVISION OF VET
3.2.1.Social dialogue and industrial relations system
3.2.2.involvement of enterprises
3.2.3.Provision of VET
3.3. CONTINUING VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING
3.3.1.Adult education
3.3.2.Unemployment retraining
3.4. SCHOOL Manager training

4. Responsible bodies

4.1. DESCRIPTION
4.2. Centralisation / Decentralisation

5. Legislation

5.1. PRESENT SITUATION AND FURTHER REQUIREMENTS

6. FINANCING OF VET

6.1. DOMESTIC SOURCES OF VET FINANCING
6.2. BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL DONORS CONTRIBUTION TO THE VET REFORM

6.2.1.Consequences, possible future Phare projects.

7. VET RESEARCH

8. Summary, Constraints and challenges

8.1. Improving VET systems
8.2. Preparation measures for accession

8.2.1 Preparatory work for joining Leonardo
8.3. Specific aspects of VET Reform

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