Tartu Vocational Education Center starts the new academic year today, 1st. of September. This year 1575 first-year students will start their vocational studies, in total there are over 3200 future specialists acquiring skills at Tartu VEC. 

According to Raini Jõks, the director of the Vocational Education Center, it is great joy  that more students have started the studies in the masters school. „We have almost 200 more students than last year. Estonia needs specialists with masterful practical skills and we have a grateful role to play in shaping students’ paths and fulfilling dreams of their lives.  Of course, teachers have the most important role in guiding the students and ensuring that the skills  meet the expectations of the labor market.“

We are happy to start the school year in classrooms at contact studies. „The keyword for this academic year is maintaining health during the ongoing pandemic situation. But we also need to develop mentoring and continue with entrepreneurship education, integrate green topics into vocational education, improve the quality of internships, develop cooperation projects and individual learning paths for students,“ director added. 

The International cooperation and mobility programme in Tartu Vocational Education Center has already started. For example, one of our teachers, Triinu Sirol, just started her Erasmus+ mobility period in Denmark, Zealand Business College. Tartu VEC continues mobilities as much as possible in contact mode, but also via blended mobilities. Tartu VEC has received the Erasmus Mobility Accreditation Certificate which means that the organization will receive support each year to fund new study visits.