Panevezio profesinio rengimo centras –Lithuania

panPublic institution Panevėžys vocational education and training centre was established in 2000 after reorganizing three schools (Panevėžys Polytechnical School, Panevėžys Agricultural School and Panevėžys Builders‘school). The shareholders of the centre are ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania and Panevėžys chamber of commerce, crafts and Industry. Panevėžys vocational training centre is one of the biggest vocational training schools in North and East Lithuania. There is a wide spectrum of specialities teaught in the centre. The most popular specialities are builders‘, bricklayers‘– concrete workers‘, automotive mechanics‘, hairdressers‘, beauty specialists‘ and etc. There are about 1100 pupils studying at the centre. It is worth mentioning that the centre could offer not only vocational education and training but also vocational education together with secondary education.

All personnel of public institution Panevėžys vocational education and training centre constantly raise qualifications and renew knowledge in various seminars in Lithuania or abroad because they try to present the newest technical and technological knowledge, to present the contemporary technique. Public institution Panevėžys vocational education and training centre constantly tries to renew practical training facilities –new and modern sectorial training centre of construction was established. The newest equipment was purchased in these workshops and now it is used for different training activities for pupils from other vocational schools; in cooperation with labour market representatives the seminars and workshops are organized for employees of construction industry and of course our pupils study there.

The Centre at the end of October 2013 was provided the quality certificate which states that the centre meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 (LST EN ISO 9001:2008).Public institution Panevėžys vocational education and training centre actively participates in various projects financed by EU programmes as executor or partner and gained experience uses for improving teaching quality. Centre has close cooperation with other vocational education and training schools in Lithuania as well as with labour market representatives. The Centre is a member of Panevėžys chamber of commerce, industry and crafts and actively participates in its activities.

The profession teachers (trainers) and the teachers of general subjects are eager to participate in the project activities. All our teachers are very qualified and are glad to present their knowledge to the pupils they teach. Centre’s teachers actively participate in preparation of new teaching materials for the pupils, are the authors and co-authors of the educational books and other training materials. The heads of vocational training departments often participate in the conferences and present their experience, share knowledge with the colleagues from other vocational schools.