Project Partners

Project are implemented by nine project partners from all Baltic countries and Finland:

National Centre for Education (Latvia)
http://visc.gov.lv

The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia
http://izm.gov.lv

The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
http://www.chamber.lv

Baltic Bright (Latvia)
http://balticbright.lv

Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (Lithuania)
http://www.kpmpc.lt

Vilnius Car Mechanics and Business school
https://vavm.lt/

Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania)
http://chamber.lt

Tartu Vocational Education Centre (Estonia)
http://khk.ee

JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
https://www.jamk.fi


National Centre for Education

http://visc.gov.lv

National Centre for Education (NCE) is a public administration body responsible for the implementation of general and vocational education policy on a national level. NCE is the coordinator of the TTT4WBL project. It is responsible for the overall management of the project. NCE coordinates the training organization and activities across Baltics and especially, cooperation between the researcher from Finlandand and other partners. NCE undertakes methodological leadership for training and for research activities. NCE will liaise with all partners and The Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) and prepare interim and final reports. NCE will support all project partners in implementation process and reporting. As a public administration body responsible for implementation of VET policy on the national level NCE will promote sustainability of the project results.

NCE will provide support to partners during experimentation phase, will use its dissemination channels – Twitter, Facebook, Draugiem.lv, YouTube, e-newsletter, national and international networks to inform about project activities and results.

The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia

http://izm.gov.lv

The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia (MES) has a leading role in ensuring the policy and legal framework for the implementation of WBL and in providing the necessary mechanisms for the training of VET teachers and trainers in companies in Latvia. MES will assume the leading role in the policy co-ordination among the partners of the consortium and take responsibility for the implementation of the Policy Steering Committee meetings. It will ensure the policy dialogue and exchange of experience among partners, taking into consideration also the relevance of the policy discussion to the EU VET policy developments. A special emphasis will be laid on the existing strategic and legal framework concerning the training of VET teachers and trainers among the partners of the Consortium. Thus the policy dialogue will contribute to the development of the training approaches to be tested in the course of the project.

MES will actively contribute to the planning and implementation of all the project activities with a special emphasis on the publicity and dissemination activities of the project and its results. It will also contribute to further development of the Baltic Alliance for Apprenticeships with regard to improved training of VET teachers and company trainers.

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

http://www.chamber.lv

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is a voluntary, politically independent organization uniting SME’s and large-sized companies from all regions and economic sectors of Latvia. LCCI will be responsible for involving and supporting enterprise tutors in training. LCCI will support researcher activities and contribute to dissemination at national and EU level in the enterprise sector. The chamber will also undertake listing and addressing the new SMEs to involve them in WBL, as well as mapping of SMEs clusters for WBL geographically (proximity to VET schools) and by sector in Latvia. As a member of EUROCHAMBERS and ICC Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will play an important role in disseminating project results to these organizations as well as to SMEs in Latvia.

LCCI will take part in all partners meetings, will implement the approved work plan and will provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.

Baltic Bright (Latvia)

http://balticbright.lv

Baltic Bright is a non-formal education and consulting centre in Latvia. Baltic Bright undertakes methodological leadership for implementing the idea of joint training of WBL tutors, due to experience. This leadership will be implemented by acting as co-lead partner in planning and preparation activities and field trials: Joint training of WBL tutors. Baltic Bright will be responsible to developing Lead trainer (train-the-trainer) program will take part in discussions and needs analysis, will be work on proposals for formulating the competence profile of WBL tutor and the framework for validation and assessment of WBL tutors from VET schools and work places. Baltic Bright will organize program design workshop in Latvia and will take part in similar workshops in Lithuania and Estonia. Baltic Bright will involve trainers from Latvia in study visit to Finland, and during field trials will make peer learning trips to Lithuania and Estonia.

Baltic Bright will provide lead trainers for Baltic WBL Train-the-Trainer workshop, will lead the workshop and will offer a demonstration activity of joint training of WBL tutors in Latvia. Baltic Bright will ensure the trainers for implementation of joint training in Latvia, and these trainers will lead all trainings across Latvia. Baltic Bright will be responsible for preparing the national joint training program and training materials for Latvia.

Baltic Bright will take part in experimentation; reviews based on feedbacks and will improve the training program on the basis of review results.

Baltic Bright will take part in dissemination. Baltic Bright will use its channels: national and international networks, its website (www.balticbright.lv) and social media pages/profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for promotion of TTT4WBL project process and results, as well as contribute to sustainability of joint training approach.  Baltic Bright staff and involved trainers will be prepared to present the methodology and results of training in national and international/EU seminars and conferences, as well as share their experience through internet platforms.

Baltic Bright will take part in all partners meetings, will implement the approved work plan and will provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.

Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (Lithuania)

http://www.kpmpc.lt

Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (QVETDC) is responsible for the implementation of vocational education and training (VET) and adult education initiatives and policies in Lithuania.

QVETDC will be responsible for coordination of activities in Lithuania, both – policy level and operational level.  QVETDC will be responsible for involving Lithuanian Ministry of Education in strategic and policy level cooperation. Centre will also contribute to work on competence profile and validation of WBL tutor skills, will share responsibility with Lithuanian Association of Vocational Training Institutions for training program and trainers in Lithuania. QVETDC will check that the training programme is in line with national guidelines for VET teachers’ in-service training. If needed, it will monitor training programme implementation in practice. QVETDC will be responsible for leading project planning and preparation activities.

QVETDC will provide a lead trainer for Baltic WBL Train-the-Trainer workshop and in cooperation with Lithuanian Association of Vocational Training Institutions (LPMIA) and Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (KCCIC) will offer a demonstration activity of joint training of WBL tutors in Lithuania. Vocational Education and Training Development Centre together with Lithuanian Association of Vocational Training Institutions (LPMIA) and KCCIC will be responsible for preparing the national joint training program and training materials and delivering of joint training workshop Lithuania.

QVETDC will take part in experimentation; reviews based on feedbacks and will improve the training program on the basis of review results; will take part in dissemination.

QVETDC will take part in all partners meetings, will implement the approved work plan and will provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.

Vilnius Car Mechanics and Business school

https://vavm.lt

Vilnius Car Mechanics and Business school (VAVM) is one of the biggest vocational training institutions in Lithuania. The school provides basic vocational education and trains specialists in automobile repair and automobile electric system repair. VAVM will be responsible for organization of training activities across Lithuania (involving 34 VET schools), support to researchers in Lithuania, sustainability of results and dissemination among VET schools, cooperation with other social partners and stakeholders in Lithuania. VAVM will participate in Baltic WBL Train-the-Trainer Workshop.

VAVM will provide lead trainers for Baltic WBL Train-the-Trainer workshop and in cooperation with QVETDC and KCCIC will offer a demonstration activity of joint training for WBL tutors in Lithuania. VAVM together with QVETDC and KCCIC will be responsible for preparing the national joint training program and training materials and delivering of joint training workshops in Lithuania.

VAVM will take part in all partners meetings, implement the approved work plan and provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.

Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania)

http://chamber.lt

Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (KCCIC) is a non-governmental, non-profit seeking business organization, which operates in the region of Kaunas (5 CCIC in Lithuania).

KCCIC will be responsible for involving and supporting enterprise tutors in training. Kaunas Chamber of Commerce will support researcher activities and contribute to dissemination at national and EU level in the enterprise sector. The chamber will also undertake listing and addressing the new SMEs to involve them in WBL, as well as mapping of SMEs clusters for WBL geographically (proximity to VET schools) and by sector in Kaunas and Klaipedas regions. P7 Kaunas Chamber of Commerce will have the leadership for quality assurance of TTT4WBL Project. KCCIC will provide a lead trainer for Baltic WBL Train-the-Trainer workshop and in cooperation with LPMIA and QVETDC will offer a demonstration activity of joint training of WBL tutors in Lithuania. KCCIC together with LPMIA and QVETDC will be responsible for preparing the national joint training program and training materials and delivering of joint training workshop Lithuania. QVETDC will take part in all partners meetings, will implement the approved work plan and will provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.

Tartu Vocational Education Centre (Estonia)

http://khk.ee

Tartu Vocational Education Centre (TKHK) has functioned for 14 years and it has proved it’s necessity and the ability to develop in the Estonian vocational education system.

TKHK, Estonia, as the delegated authority (on behalf of the Ministry of Education) will be the national operational and policy level coordinator in Estonia and will be responsible for involvement and participation of the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia in the Policy Steering Group work. TKHK will be responsible for organization of training events at VET schools and centres across Estonia, for dissemination of the project and its results in Estonia. TKHK will provide trainers for Baltic WBL train the trainer workshop.

KHK will provide lead trainers for Baltic WBL Train-the-Trainer workshop, will lead the workshop and will offer a demonstration activity of joint training of WBL tutors in Estonia. TKHK will ensure the trainers for implementation of joint training in Estonia, will be responsible for preparing the national joint training program and training materials for Estonia. TKHK will take part in experimentation; reviews based on feedbacks and will improve the training program on the basis of review results.

TKHK will take part in dissemination using its channels, national and international networks.

TKHK will take part in all partners meetings, will implement the approved work plan and will provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

https://www.jamk.fi

JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) is an internationally-oriented higher education institution providing Bachelor and Masters’ programs and in addition a wide range of professional development and continuing education programs and courses in the fields of Technology, Business, Social and Health as well as Teacher Education.

JAMK has a role of Lead Researcher in the Testing New Approaches to Training VET and Workplace Tutors for WBL – project and therefore has the main responsibility of Experimentation protocol and evaluation of field trials. JAMK will take the lead in designing the research protocol, coordinating the data collection and analysis as well as, finally, the compiling of the outcomes: Experimentation Report, Policy Recommendations and Feedbacks to ET2020 Working group on VET. Furthermore, JAMK will take part in communication and dissemination by producing articles on the results of the experiment. JAMK will also provide expert assistance in planning and preparation activities of the joint training for VET and workplace tutors, e.g. with the organisation of a peer learning visit to Jyväskylä for the Lead Trainers.

JAMK will carry out the financial management of the project in line with the programme guidelines under the coordination of the Lead Partner. As mandated by the CEO of JAMK University of Applied Sciences, JAMK will help the Lead Partner to fulfil its obligations under the grant agreement, and in particular, to provide to the coordinator, on its request, whatever documents or information may be required. JAMK is making a provision of 25 per cent self-financing of the budget directed to JAMK.

JAMK will take part in all partners meetings, will implement the approved work plan and will provide financial and other requested reports in accordance with Partner’s Agreement and EC requirements.