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European Vocational Skills Week
News announcement19 November 2020Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Biggest benefits are vocational education practical training


© 2020, Reinis Doveiks

I chose vocational education because I did not want to go into depth on biology, drama and other high school subjects, because I already concluded in elementary school that they did not interest me at all. Riga State Technical School is a place to learn what interests you after graduating from elementary school. You will study general secondary education subjects, but the biggest benefits are vocational education practical training, the opportunity to start working and be competent in your field after graduation. I represented the school in the largest car industry competition for young people in Latvia "New Car Mechanic 2020" and won the 1st place. The competition lasted for 3 days, and this experience alone was worth choosing a vocational education. In the future, I plan to participate in other competitions, as well as develop my knowledge and skills in the specific direction of car repair. This is exactly what influenced my choice of practice place this year - I chose a car service, the primary field of activity of which is car repair.