Coherence of Work Based Learning and Regional Development in Latvia

Ilze Buligina, Romāns Putāns, Biruta Sloka

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Integration of young people into the labour market is an issue of a high priority. The youth unemployment problem has explicit links to the vocational education and training (VET) system. Since 2009 there is an ongoing reform in the Latvian VET system. In this respect also the role of local governments increases. The paper addresses the issue of introducing innovative approaches in the Latvian VET system. The aim of the study is to estimate the overall readiness of public administrations to implement VET reforms within regional economic development in the context of the EU and national strategic priorities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalEconomics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • VET reform
  • work-based learning
  • national strategic planning
  • regional development
  • youth

Field of Science*

  • 5.2 Economy and Business
  • 5.9 Other social sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)


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