ACADEMIC INFORMATION CENTRE
LATVIAN NATIONAL OBSERVATORY

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Vocational Education and Training and the Labour Market in Latvia

Riga, 2001

This report is compiled by:
 Baiba Ramina, Vija Hodireva, Bruno Martuzans, Inese Cvetkova, Solvita Silina

Data used in this report have been provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Education and Science, Career Guidance Centre and State Employment Service of the Ministry of Welfare.

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION CENTRE –
LATVIAN NATIONAL OBSERVATORY
Valnu iela 2, Riga, LV – 1050
Telephone: 7212317; 7225155
Fax: 7221006
E-mail: baiba@aic.lv
http://www.ai
c.lv.

Vocational Education and Training and the Labour Market in Latvia
Report of Latvian National Observatory

CONTENTS

Introduction

Employment in Latvia
      Employment and education level 
      Salary level and education level

Jobseekers in Latvia
      Urban jobseekers
            Education level of urban jobseekers
            Previous work experience of urban jobseekers
      Rural jobseekers
            Education level of rural jobseekers
            Previous work experience of rural jobseekers

Qualifications and skills.  Supply and demand
       Qualifications and skills in demand on the labour market
       Professions chosen by students

Vocational education and training reform
      Changes in legislation
      Vocational education establishments
      Available training programmes
      Early school leavers
      Regional migration of students
      Employment of leavers of vocational education establishments

Employers and VET
      Involvement of social partners
      Employers requirements for new employees
      The employers’ opinion of the vocational education system

Further education
      Further training of graduates of vocational education establishments
      Vocational training and re-skilling of the registered unemployed
            The demand for additional training
            Training for disabled jobseekers
            Quality of training
            Supplementary training for unemployed persons
            representing national minorities

Conclusions
Bibliography
Annex

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