Vocational Education Competence Centre "Riga State Technical School

Organization full name: Vocational Education Competence Centre "Riga State Technical School"

Address: Krisjana Valdemara Street 1c, Riga, LV-1010

Web page: www.rvt.lv

Coordinator contact information: email, phone:

Sandra Bidzāne

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Cell: +371 22307262

Vocational Education Competence Centre "Riga State Technical School" (RSTS) with more than 2500 students and 400 staff is the largest vocational secondary education institution in Latvia. RSTS is the most versatile vocational education competence centre in Latvia. At the moment 39 accredited vocational education programmes are being implemented in RSTS.

Vocational Education Competence Centre "Riga State Technical School" (RSTS) provides long-term educational policy in the state according with National Vocational Education Standards, Occupational Standards and requirements in labor market. It is a public and non-profit body. The task of RSTS is to prepare the student for work in a specific profession and to promote knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to vocational qualifications and support competitiveness in changing working environment. RSTS provides vocational secondary education and training programmes. It provides knowledge and skills required for Level 3 vocational qualification. There are 9 departments in RSTS: Auto, Computer, Business, Chemistry technology, Energetics, Mechanical engineering, Printing, Woodworking and Railway. RSTS has also 4 subsidiary units in other cities of Lavia: Balvi, Kraslava, Laidze and Limbazi. Additionally RSTS carries out the functions of regional or sector methodical center, teacher further education center and assessment of professional competence acquired out of formal education system. The study process is organized in the way that the acquisition of theory interchanges with practical training in school workshops, laboratories, and on-the-job courses later in enterprises and organizations. RSTS has signed contracts with more than 162 employers and employers’ organizations to improve exchange between businesses and RSTS and to give learners more insight into various occupations.