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According to the 2020 VET recommendation, peer reviews are aimed at improving mutual learning, increasing the transparency and consistency of quality assurance arrangements in the provision of VET, and reinforcing mutual trust between EU Member States.

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In the 2020 VET recommendation peer reviews are described as ‘a type of voluntary mutual learning activity supporting improvement and transparency of quality assurance arrangements at system level. The are aiming at accreditation procedures based on a specific methodology to be developed by the European Network for quality assurance in vocational education and training’.

A peer review offers the chance to the country hosting it to reflect on its practices of quality assuring its national...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
45448
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

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Goals and objectives of the policy development.

This measure aims to promote vocational education and training (VET) and make it more attractive, bringing more students to choose the vocational training path earlier and allowing young people faster entry into the labour market. This should have a positive impact on youth employment in Lithuania.

The development of experimental training programmes brings opportunities for students who have completed the first part of the basic education programme. They can study according to the...

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According to the Government Strategic Analysis Centre (STRATA) study University, college or vocational training institution?, based on data retrieved from the 2013/14 school year to the 2018/19 school year, the number of students who chose to study in vocational education institutions together with second part of the basic education programme education has doubled. The number of students who chose to study only according to initial vocational education programmes (ISCED 2) has been...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
43487
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

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The purpose of the National platform for progress in VET is to encourage dialogue between various interested parties in order to advance the vocational education system. The platform functions as a consulting group of experts providing suggestions for issues related to VET system development: identify the need for updating /developing VET curricula, which will allow a greater number of stakeholders to be directly involved in the quality of VET processes.

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The National platform for the progress in VET, as a team of experts, is established as a response to the European Commission's encouragement to its member states to strengthen vocational training and adapt more flexibly to the needs of the labour market. The European Commission emphasises the necessary fundamental changes in the area of skills development, as a means for recovery from the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The platform focuses on the further development of...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
ID number
43482
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The measure is part of the Equal start initiative: development of the lifelong learning support system (2021-24) and has the following objectives:

  1. Develop a digital platform that would make it easier for learners to find training programmes in one place, including the creation of an individual learning account system;
  2. help to change the culture of lifelong learning in Lithuania by offering more flexible learning opportunities;
  3. invest more purposefully in strengthening the most relevant...

Description

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The platform development project is carried out by three ministries: Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, and Ministry of Social Security and Labour. It is expected that the unified system will be operational by the end of 2022. It is funded by the Lithuanian economic recovery and resilience plan.

The unified adult education support system will be convenient for all users: learners, training providers, individuals seeking learning opportunities....

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation
  • Ministry of Social Security and Labour
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
42008
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

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Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim of the initiative is to develop a lifelong learning support system providing equal training opportunities for all individuals and enabling synergies between all key components of the system:

  1. comprehensive career guidance system for all;
  2. integrated management of the lifelong learning system with clear division of responsibilities and functions between key players;
  3. a coherent support system for both learners facing challenges and difficulties and adults seeking to upskill and/or...

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Under the Equal start initiative, the following developments are foreseen:

  1. development of a network of regional career centres that would ensure provision of career guidance services starting from early years pupils and accessible to all age groups;
  2. creation of a centralised system for the recognition of formal, non-formal and informal learning, facilitating transition from one level of education to another;
  3. creation of a model for a joint lifelong learning system, including the...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
ID number
42002
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Lithuania Strategy/Action plan

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim of the national VET team is to support the implementation of EU VET tools in Erasmus+ projects in Lithuania; its objectives are to:

  1. raise the awareness of Erasmus+ potential applicants and beneficiaries about EU VET tools;
  2. improve the understanding of Erasmus+ potential applicants and beneficiaries about the implementation of EU VET tools in the projects in the national context.

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The work plan of the national VET team, to be established in 2021, will focus on:

  1. carrying out analysis on the use of EU VET tools in the national context;
  2. providing promotional material about EU VET tools (one e-booklet and two newsletters);
  3. organising discussions engaging the National Authority and relevant stakeholders on the implementation of EU VET tools in Erasmus+ projects, a monitoring seminar and presentations on the use of EU VET tools in Erasmus+ projects.

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Education Exchanges Support Foundation
ID number
38752
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

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The aim of the measure is to create conditions for the formation, recognition and validation of mastery qualifications (skills) acquired in employment and elaborate a model of the subsystem of 'mastery skills acquired in the workplace' that can be used in various sectors of the economy.

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To work towards that goal, the ministry organised a discussion on the subject involving representatives of Lithuanian industry, business and employer associations. Participants were selected with a broad mandate to represent business associations and individual companies, uniting the vast majority of Lithuanian organisations and having knowledge across a wide range of business needs.

Participants in the discussion acknowledged that the assessment and recognition of high-level competences...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation
ID number
36882
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.
  1. to inspire innovation in learning, as well as continuous improvements to governance and business processes, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies;
  2. to encourage a socially responsible approach towards the surrounding environment, customers, employees, clients and the public;
  3. to open up programmes to employees and the public, while enabling the adoption of transparent and clearly communicated decisions;
  4. to help ensure employees are experts in their fields;
  5. to achieve a high level...

Description

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In 2017, the EU allocated as much as EUR 25.7 million for implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in Lithuania. Almost 900 eligible applications were submitted for grants in the country per year. Some 297 education and training applications were received in 2017. A sum of about EUR 11 million was allocated to higher-education establishments; more than EUR 3.5 million to VET institutions and about EUR 500 000 to general education schools. Pupils, students and education staff participating in...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Education Exchanges Support Foundation
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
29898
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

VET monitoring involves the continuous and systematic collection, analysis and evaluation of data on the state of the system and the changes it undergoes. The aim is to enable the system’s management and development in a way that guarantees its quality in line with education policy at both national and European Union (EU) levels. Such monitoring seeks to assess the success of VET with respect to the economy, human resources, the labour market, lifelong learning opportunities, and national...

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On 11 December 2018, the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) published the second edition of the VET system review. The first edition, published in 2017, presented national and regional trends, as well as performance analyses of VET institutions. The 2018 edition takes stock of current policies, needs and present-day challenges in this area, analysing the demographic, social and economic context of VET, and issues with regard to financing, teacher training,...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Government Strategic Analysis Centre (STRATA)
ID number
28695
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim is to develop optimal approaches for ensuring high-quality VET teachers and trainers in compliance with modern labour market requirements.

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A training programme for trainers in companies has been in progress since 2015 within the Erasmus+ project Developing apprenticeship: in-company trainer training and apprenticeship promotion. The programme is dedicated to the professional development of trainers in companies. Knowledge and skills have been listed for each of the 11-course modules. Online training material has been prepared to support their training during and beyond the project. The programme was piloted with a limited...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Lithuanian Association of VET institutions
ID number
28344
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim is to increase the quality of vocational and adult education by developing a system for in-service training of teachers in vocational education and adult education institutions.

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In 2015, the education ministry approved and prioritised the organisation of VET for teacher-related CPD within the framework of sectoral practical training centres and innovative companies. In the 2015-16 period, traineeships in companies were funded for 100 VET teachers from the engineering, construction, trade, transport and services sectors.

In October 2016, a national-level project was launched aiming to create a CPD system for vocational teachers and adult educators. The project is...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28343
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim is to increase the quality of VET and adult education by developing a system for in-service training of teachers in such institutions.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

In October 2016, a national-level project was launched with the aim of creating a CPD system for vocational teachers and adult educators. The project has been coordinated by the Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC), under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. It was anticipated that about 700 vocational teachers (almost a third of those working at the time) would participate in training courses relating to key and pedagogical competences for topics...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28342
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim of this policy is to ensure that VET and adult education include modern content in line with the Lithuanian qualifications framework. Tasks in this area include:

  1. developing and / or updating modular VET programmes and related learning tools;
  2. introducing interactive e-learning tools in VET and non-formal adult education programmes;
  3. improving the processes involved and quality with regard to the development of key competences for entrepreneurship and learning to learn.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

In 2016, the Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC) launched a national project entitled 'Development of the Lithuanian qualifications system' (Phase 1) (No 09.4.1-ESFA-V-734-01-0001). In November 2017, the design began with an interactive e-learning tool to aid with learning to learn and entrepreneurship competences. The tool was tested in 18 VET and non-formal adult education programmes in 2018.

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28341
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.
  1. to ensure that training content corresponds to the needs of the economy;
  2. to ensure the training of specialists needed in the labour market;
  3. to provide opportunities for employees to update their qualifications.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

In 2015, an amendment to the procedure on how formal VET (IVET and CVET) programmes should be designed was approved by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. It set new principles for VET curricula and underlined that key competences should be integrated into learning, together with competences needed to acquire qualifications. The EU's framework for key competences was used as a basis in this area. In 2017, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport initiated changes to VET that...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation
ID number
28340
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

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Goals and objectives of the policy development.

To give employees opportunities to gain the knowledge, tools and ability they need to use advanced and ever-changing technologies in the workplace and their daily lives.

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A range of projects for continiuing vocational education and training (CVET) were planned within the 2014-20 ESF programming period under the responsibility of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation. In the Competences LT project, funding was planned for the training of 6 600 people employed in predefined sectors. The project aims to support beneficiaries in adapting to new jobs, technologies and work processes, and in acquiring or improving qualifications. Its budget was EUR 4 million in...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation
  • Lithuanian Employment Service
ID number
28339
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.
  1. to develop the assessment of a person's acquired competences to allow them to obtain a qualification;
  2. to develop the assessment of general competences acquired by a person;
  3. to develop a system for the recognition of foreign qualifications;
  4. to monitor the assessment of a person’s acquired competences.

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In 2016, to address the problem that non-formal training for unemployed adults organised by the public employment service (the Lithuanian labour exchange) did not lead to formal qualifications, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport agreed to enable validation and recognition of learning outcomes gained through such courses. That year, the employment service also began working on using modern methods of testing (ProfileXT) and tests in native languages to...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Ministry of Social Security and Labour
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Lithuanian Employment Service
ID number
28338
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The goals of this policy involve:

  1. implementing the recommendations of the European Parliament and Council on the establishment of a European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET);
  2. promoting the development and use of ECVET as a principle of lifelong learning as part of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth;
  3. promoting and developing the applicability and use of ECVET in Lithuania by adapting the relevant conditions and tools;
  4. ...

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In 2014, national ECVET experts participated in public information activities and discussions with stakeholders in Lithuania, presented reports at events of the Education Exchanges Support Foundation,events at national VET institutions and at different events in Europe, and prepared information articles on ECVET. Experts also conducted ECVET-related training and guidance activities for representatives of VET providers, companies and other interested institutions, and began to advise...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Education Exchanges Support Foundation
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28337
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.
  1. to ensure the quality of non-formal VET programmes and processes;
  2. to establish a reliable and effective mechanism for the recognition of competences acquired through non-formal VET;
  3. to create preconditions to provide the State with reliable knowledge about the scope of non-formal VET.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

Until 2018, only formal VET programmes were registered in the State register of studies, training programmes and qualifications (SRSTPQ). On 22 November 2018, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport issued a Description of the procedure for the preparation and registration of VET programmes and their modules. From then on, all VET programmes had to be registered, whether formal or non-formal, including CVET ones. Under this policy, formal VET schemes, prepared in accordance with the...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Lithuanian Employment Service
ID number
28336
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The main goal of policy in this area is to make entry into VET programmes as accessible, understandable and transparent as possible in the age of digital technology and the internet. The aim is to create preconditions: make data on accession to programmes systematically organised, properly accounted for and easily comparable; ensure the transparency of the accession process; and facilitate and make the process of planning admission to VET programmes more effective.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

In May 2017, the electronic system used for admission to higher-education establishments was extended to VET institutions, which had previously organised the admissions process on their own. Since then, the system has covered 19 universities, 21 colleges and more than 70 VET institutions. As in the past with traditional education, admission to VET institutions in the early years of the centralised system was organised only once, in the summer. However, as early as 2018 the decision was made...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
ID number
28335
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

A systematic review of VET programmes and a transition to modular training, alongside the setting of new qualifications standards, have been viewed as essential steps to modernising the training of professionals to make the system as flexible and up-to-date as possible, while also abandoning obsolete and unprofitable programmes. The reorganisation of this area is aimed at enabling people more quickly to acquire attractive qualifications in the labour market and employers to obtain the...

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

In spring 2015, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport decided that formal IVET and CVET programmes would consist of mandatory (85%) and elective (15%) modules grouped into introductory, professional and final categories. These would be competence-based and in line with sectoral qualifications standards, while a credit system would be introduced, with one academic year corresponding to 60 credits. More than 60 modular programmes were finalised by 2016, prepared by expert groups...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28334
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The strategic goal of this policy is to aid the creation and development of non-formal adult education and continuing education, guaranteeing an accessible, socially just education system that meets the needs of individuals and society in the labour market. The programme’s objectives are to:

  1. create and develop a sustainable system of adult education;
  2. reconcile lifelong learning with the needs of the country's economy and society.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

The programme, which was approved by the government in April 2016, relates to the country's 2013-22 national education strategy. It aims to create a coherent adult education system and matching lifelong learning with the needs of society and the economy. Among the measures planned (and already implemented by 2018) was the creation of a network of adult education coordinators at municipality level. To support the network, the Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC) is putting in...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28333
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The aim is to ensure the availability and quality of VET, that qualifications meet the country’s economic needs, and the balance between supply and demand for specialists at the national and regional levels. Tasks include reorganising the network of State VET institutions; optimising the supply of VET programmes for the acquisition of first qualifications on a territorial basis; improving the provision of educational assistance in VET institutions; and ensuring high-quality access to VET.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

A 2017-20 action plan for lifelong learning was adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science in June 2017, and was later amended in December 2017. The plan replaced the former 2014-16 action plan for VET development and, in part, the 2014-16 action plan for non-formal adult education. It aimed to define objectives and measures for further development of systems for VET and lifelong learning, as well as the organisations responsible, and funds required and their sources (national budget...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28332
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Lithuania Strategy/Action plan

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

When amending the VET Law in 2017, three main goals were identified:

  1. to change the VET system fundamentally in response to changes in the State’s economic development;
  2. to change the management and funding of VET schools in a way that would attract more social partners and more funding;
  3. to change the quality assurance system to increase the prestige of VET.

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What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

A new VET Law was adopted on 14 December 2017, with some of its articles coming into force on 1 February 2018 and others on 1 January 2019. The law emphasised the importance of workplace learning and apprenticeship, clarifying the regulation on apprenticeships. It also enhanced the role of sectoral professional committees, in particular with respect to the planning of apprenticeships and the coordination of qualifications systems at a sectoral level. In addition, the law redefined the rules...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Lithuanian Employment Service
  • National Education Agency
ID number
28331
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The goal is to allow enhanced and more intensive involvement of employers in the management of VET institutions and policy-making. A further aim is to balance the strategic development of particular VET institutions with regional and sectoral needs of local economies.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

The network of VET institutions was reformed, with the number of schools reduced to 67 at the start of 2019. In the same year, the model of governance for VET institutions was changed. From then on, the governance bodies included representatives from municipalities, businesses and VET schools with the aim of ensuring that the views of more stakeholders were taken on board when organising VET initiatives.

Following growth in the involvement of stakeholders at a strategic level in the...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
  • Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
  • Lithuanian Business Confederation
  • Lithuanian Employers' Confederation
ID number
28330
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

Sectoral professional committees (SPCs) are advisory bodies formed to ensure cooperation between all VET stakeholders in a particular sector of the economy. They support the effectiveness of the sector's qualification system and the labour market relevance of VET programmes.

Description

What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

A joint Order of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport and the Minister of Economy and Innovation on the Tasks, Functions, Committee, Formation and Financing Procedures of Sectoral Professional Committees was drafted in 2018. It was approved by the ministers in the middle of that year.

Sectoral professional committees (SPCs) are funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, while their activities are supervised and coordinated by the Qualifications and VET Development...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28329
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The objective of strengthening work-based learning, with a particular focus on apprenticeships, is outlined in national VET policy documents, with the aim of expanding the scope of such schemes and involving more companies in them. For apprenticeships, on-the-job training is particularly important because learning in the specific work environment makes it easier and faster to acquire the skills needed to serve that role. This form of training is especially beneficial for those who want to...

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What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

Legislation in 2015 introduced provisions for the implementation of apprenticeships. It stipulated that apprenticeships can be organised by a VET institution together with employers, with practice and theory to be provided in alternating periods at the company and VET provider. The measures stated that a teacher should be appointed by the VET school to manage apprenticeship training in the workplace, while company staff appointed by the employer are put in charge of organising and...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Central Project Management Agency
ID number
28328
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Lithuania Regulation/Legislation

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

Their main aim of policy in this area is to provide state-of-the art technologies and equipment in physical environments to learners engaged in VET to help them acquire skills for jobs. The idea was that specialists trained at centres would better meet the needs of the labour market and employers, as well as more quickly find a job that matches their qualifications and adapt more easily to specific workplaces. A further expectation was that use of these centres' infrastructure would...

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What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

In May 2016, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport carried out a review of EU investments in the VET system for the 2014-20 period. This analysed results from the previous programming period and new proposals, as well as labour market (regional) trends and forecasts. It also offered suggestions for improving the provision of practical training in IVET, either in sectoral practical training centres or other training institutions. The review proposed that selected sectoral training...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
28326
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

Objectives

Goals and objectives of the policy development.

The Erasmus+ KA3 project WBL-Balt (2014-17), led by Latvia and launched in June 2015, aimed to strengthen cooperation between Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in implementing methods including developing work-based learning and apprenticeships.

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What/How/Who/For whom/When of the policy development in detail, explaining its activities and annual progress, main actors and target groups.

The Baltic Alliance for Apprenticeships (BAfA) was established on 22 June 2015 in a bid to increase the competitiveness of those in the region's labour force partaking in VET schemes, with a particular emphasis on work-based learning (WBL). The aim was to raise the status and attractiveness of Baltic VET schemes and encourage regional approaches to their implementation. The ministries of education in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia committed to cooperating in the promotion of apprenticeships...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
  • Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
  • Lithuanian Association of VET institutions
ID number
28325
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Lithuania Strategy/Action plan