Open login training for adults IN EU fund project


Lifelong learning

From 2 August, the application of the European Union (EU) fund for the adult education project “improvement of professional competence of employed persons”, which is implemented by the State Education Development Agency (VIAA), starts. At the age of 25, workers aged 25 years of age may choose from more than 40 educational programmes. Students are particularly encouraged to apply for social risk groups with low or low levels of education to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire a profession or improve their digital skills. Apply for training by 31 August at the homepage

Data on previous login shows that the interest in acquiring new knowledge and increasing their competitiveness in the labour market is also increasing among those who currently have a low level of education in the labour market. Since the start of the project in 2017, more than 14 000 people with low education levels have been involved in training, most notably around 4000 applications - in the previous application round at the beginning of this year. Increasing involvement confirms that the willingness of employees with low or low levels of education to learn is increasing.

“This and subsequent years in the economy of Latvia will be a challenge, so it is very important to ensure that vulnerable groups in the labour market feel safe and do not fall from the economic movement. Part of this could mean finding a new profession alongside existing or possibly supplementing skills in the present trade, in order to strengthen their competitiveness in the long term. That is why we want to encourage and encourage vulnerable labour market participants to use these learning opportunities with European and national co-financing,” stresses the Director of the National Education Development Agency's adult education department Elina Farm - Baumane.

Offer 43 educational programmes

Continuing to support those who are willing to increase their competitiveness in the labour market, it is possible to select one of the 43 educational programmes offered in this round, acquiring a new profession, improving their skills, including digital basic skills.

The 38 professional continuing education programmes offered will be able to acquire professions such as aperture pe, betoner, electronic monter, meat product manufacturer, chemical operator, nurse assistant, programmable metalworking machine-desk operator, dry structure monteser, bomb-looking carpenter, road bomber technician, geotechnical research technician, former sector commercial employee, retail trade employee, chemical process technician, stockfarming technician, melioration system technician, forest machine technician, surveying technician, metalworking machine tools, and environmental equipment technician. In turn, 4 professional development in educational programmes and 1 study course will be able to acquire digital basic skills.

As a previous turn, educational programmes will also be able to employ and self-employed people aged 25 years of age with completed or uncompleted education, young parents who are on parental leave and have maintained employment relationships as well as retired pensioners. In particular, social risk group workers with low or low level of education are invited to apply.

Each working project can learn two times regardless of the number of login cards, but it should be noted that only one educational programme can be used at the same time. Unlike previous ones, in the 8 th round, each learning participant can apply for only one educational programme. It is important to emphasise that the possibility of acquiring vocational secondary education programmes, which may result in a qualification certificate and a profession, will be offered for the last time in the project.

School Co-payment 5-10%

In order to motivate Latvian workers to apply for educational programmes, the majority of the training costs are also covered by EU funds and the state. When applying for one of the vocational training programmes, the co-payment of the employee is 5%, while the co-payment of the employee is 10% when choosing to learn vocational development in an educational programme or study course. For employed persons from poor or low-income households, the training is free of charge.

In this round of login, the training will mainly be carried out on a spot-by-spot basis. Training participants will be able to receive reimbursement of travel expenses to the place of practice and return, while workers from households with low-income or poor household status will be able to receive support to cover transport costs in order to get to the training or practice area.

In the 8 th round, the application will last until 31 August. The training of training groups and the start of training are planned from September of that year. More information on reception conditions, learning and support opportunities as well as the entire list of educational programmes is available on the website

On the project:

THE aim of THE ESF fund project “improvement of the professional competence of employed persons” or training adults is to improve the professional competence of employed persons in order to prevent shortages of labour qualifications in the labour market demand in a timely manner, to promote the competitiveness of workers and increase in labour productivity. It is financed by the European Social Fund and the Latvian state, investing more than 45 million euros. The project implementer is the State Education Development Agency in co-operation with Latvian municipalities, educational institutions and the State Agency for Employment.

Other information:

Alice Devjatajevo

National Education Development Agency

Senior Information Officer (co-operation with media)

+371 67785462 (mob. +371 22008908)

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