SkillsLatvia is a national skills competition for VET students. It is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event.

Successfully maintained the selection at national level competition young professionals acquire to represent the Latvian national team at international level competitions EuroSkills and WorldSkills.


SkillsLatvia 2017
takes place during three days 20 – 22 April at the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia.

About SkillsLatvia:

  •  is a national skills competition for students of vocational education programs;
  •  the competition takes place annually starting from 2017;
  •  at the competition students of vocational education establishments present the excellence of their skills by competing in 16 professions;
  •  serves as a pre-selection competition for further participation of young professionals at the European and international level competitions EuroSkills and WorldSkills by representing the national team of Latvia on the international level there.

Professional skills competition:

  •  contribute to the prestige of vocational education establishments, the self-esteem of students, their enthusiasm and motivation to master the study program better, help to improve their employability and competitiveness upon joining the labour market;
  •  create close cooperation with industry experts in developing tasks of professional skills competitions and evaluation criteria of performance in professions which further contribute to ensuring compliance of the content of vocational education with changing labour market requirements;
  •  raise the public awareness of vocational education as a value for knowing selection of the career path, encourages students of general education establishments to choose to master vocational qualifications demanded on the labour market, including science and technology intensive professions after completing elementary education.

Parade of professions

  •  27 education establishments and companies will present more than 50 professions and skills;
  •  students of various professions will present future professions to young people and provide and opportunity to test skills of these professions.

Brainstorming workshop “Is it easy to choose the career?” (21 April, 10.30 to 15.00)

At the brainstorming workshop young people will be led via the career selection path by professionals of the field.

 

Presented skills competitions:

1. MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  • Mobile Robotics
2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Web developer
  •  Computer Systems Technician
3. CREATIVE ARTS AND FASHION
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion manufacturer
  • Visual Merchandising/window Dressing
  • Graphic designer
4. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICE
  • Hairdressing
  • Cooking
  • Restaurant Service
5. CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
  • Joinery
  • Carpenter
  • Plastering & Dry Wall Systems
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Electrical Installations
6. TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
  • Agricultural Mechanic