Maritime Vocational School is a substructure of Latvian Maritime Academy. The school enrols elementary school graduates after form 9 and provides vocational education in two specialties:
- Conning Officer on Ships up to 3000 BT
- Engineer on Ships with Engine Power up to 3000Kw
The studies in the Maritime School last 4 years with included 6 month practice period on ships.
At the end of the 2nd study year students have 1 month long yacht rigging and onshore engineering practice.
ERASMUS+ mobility project “YACHT RIGGING AND SHIP ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE”
Since 2012 the Maritime Vocational School of Latvian Maritime Academy (LMA) has monitored EU Lifelong learning program’s project “YACHT RIGGING AND SHIP ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE”, which took place in Valencia, Spain. In summer 2015 the project was held under ERASMUS+ programme and the geography of the project was widened – students went for practice in Republic of Malta, Valencia Spain and Limassol Cyprus.
ERASMUS practice placement projects have been carried out every year since 2012. During practice students work in yacht ports and shipyards and according their specialty obtain practical experience in rigging and maintenance works on sailing ships and boats, as well as gain working and communication skills in an international environment. They work side by side with entrepreneurs and co-workers, each participant has his mentor. Before the practice they take Linguistic and Cultural preparation course, which is provided within the project programme.
After completing the practice, the students obtain EUROPASS Mobility Documents, certificates from the work place and language preparation, which increase their competitiveness in the labour market.
Maritime Vocational School is open to cooperation proposals from other countries’ vocational schools and colleges of similar profile.
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Contact person: Nora Argale, Project coordinator
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