OGRES TEHNIKUMS- LATVIA 

 

       

     Ogre Technicalschool (hereinafter - OT) hasexistedsincethe 2011 year  1st September, themergerofthreenationalprofessionaleducationalinstitutionsandarelocatedin Ogre, 40 km fromcapitalcityRiga. Sincethe 2013 year  1st September OT hasobtainedvocationalschoolsCompetenceCentre status. OT offers to acquiretwenty-onesecondaryvocationaleducationprogramsintenareas: forestry, woodtechnology, electronics, tourismandleisureorganization, foodtechnology, textileproduction, art (creativeindustries), computerscience, administrativework, cateringservices. Also OT providesvocationalprogramsaftersecondaryeducationinfiveareas: electronics, computerscience, administrativework , forestrymachinery’s operator,advertisingdesign. Atthemoment OT enrolling 1055 students (16 – 20 yearsold)andworking 118 teachers.

OT students participateingeneraleducationsubjectscontests, republic-wideprofessionalcompetitionsandexhibitions, includingbusinessplancompetitionswithinwhichpresentsitselfas a young, skilled, knowledgeableandcompetitive students, achievingexcellentresults.

To getinternationalexperience, OT activelyinvolvedintheEuropeanUnionprojectimplementation: Ingeneral, implementedmorethan 30 projects (EuropeanSocialFund, EuropeanRegionalDevelopmentFund , theclimatechangefinancialinstrument , LeonardodaVinci , Comenius , Grundtvig , localgovernmentprojectsandexchange). WithLifelonglearningprograms OT areworkingintwodirections - OT provideslearnerspracticeandoffer OT andotherLatvianvocationaleducationteachers to gainexperienceoutsidetheLatvianborder, improvingthesyllabuscontent,  developingguidancematerialcreatinganadvancedlearningenvironmentandraisingprestigeofvocationaleducation. Sincethe 2005th yearmorethan 150 students and 50 teachershadpracticalexperiencegainedbygoinginmobility to Italy, Malta, Portugal, France (Martinique), Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey, England, Austria, Germany, Poland, Lithuania , Finland, Sweden, GreeceandotherEuropeancountries.