ASEM Technical and Vocational Education and Training Seminar

Latvia is organizing the forthcoming ASEM seminar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The goal is to exchange the best practices on TVET policies in ASEM countries through dialogue, specifically focusing on presenting examples of involvement of industry in TVET planning, education and training process, skills development and international cooperation.

Participants: Representatives from all ASEM countries representing ministries, agencies, or stakeholder organizations.

Expected results: Exchange of practices between participants of the seminar from European and Asian countries on topical matters related to the TVET developments in policy planning and methodology areas.

For further information please contact Valda AKMENTINA, STATE EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, Valnu street 1, Riga, LV-1050, LATVIA, Tel.: +371 67358441, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Start April 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm
End April 26, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Location Astor Riga Hotel, Latvia


Arrival day (April 24)

  • 19:00   Welcome cocktail and socialising

Day 1 (April 25)

  • 10:00 - Opening by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia Ms Līga Lejiņa (tbc)
  • 10:10 -  Opening of representative of the ASEM Education Secretariat
  • 10:20 - Introduction round of participants
  • 10:30 - Keynote speech on TVET policy. Presentation by the European Commission official (tbc)
  • 11:00 -  Keynote speech on TVET developments and achievements by Asian/guest country representative
  • 11:30 - Coffee/Tea break
  • 12:00 - 2 Thematic presentations: guest country or host country
  • 13:00 - Moderated discussion Moderator: State Education Development Agency director Ms Dita Traidas
  • 13:30 - Lunch at restaurant, partner of Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry
  • 15:00 - 17:30 - Visits to vocational schools and companies, e.g. “Hansamatrix Innovation ” (company of electronics, engineering, development of robotics etc.) HansaMatrix Innovation, SIA or Metal processing company “Dinex Latvia” Ozolnieki, Jelgava and/or + respective VET schools, performing training and cooperation with industry on partcular qualifications.
  • 19:00 - Organized dinner 

Day 2 (April 26)

  • 10:00 - Skills competitions as TVET prestige and excellence hub, place where industry and TVET meets
  • 10:45 - Excursion to SkillsLatvia 2018 National TVET competition at Riga exhibition venue Kipsala (tbc)
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 City tour