Latvia's participation in WorldSkills and EuroSkills competitions

Each country is represented in this organisation by an institution delegated by the state; in Latvia this is the State Education Development Agency (VIAA). The first European scale competition was held in 1998 in the Netherlands when the team of Latvia took part in four professions: cabinetmaking, hairdressing, linoleum laying and mechatronics technicians from Riga Technical College who were among the prize winners of the competition. Also in 2008 the competition was held in the Netherlands and was named EuroSkills; the team of Latvia participated in eleven professions this time.

The participation in the competition was very successful for the participants from Latvia in 2010 - 3 out of 6 participants got medals. Also the overall results of the team is an attestation of the outstanding achievement. In comparison to other countries Latvia ranked 10 out of 27 member countries from the point of view of received prizes vs the number of participants.

 

 

 

Latvian national team

 EuroSkills 2016 Sweden

 
  • Fashion design and Technology – 2 silver medals; 
  • Visual Merchandising/ Window Dressing – 1 bronze medal;
  • Cabinetmaking - 1 bronze medal;
  • Agricultural Mechanic - 1 bronze medal;
  • Graphic Design - excellence medal;
  • Electrical Installations - excellence medal;
  • Cooking- excellence medal;
  • Web development - 1 excellence medal.
 12 contestants

WorldSkills 2015 Brazil

 
  • Visual Merchandising/Window Dressing - 1 excellence medal;
  • Electrical installation (electrician) - 1 excellence medal;
  • Woodworking Technology - 1 excellence medal;
  • Cooking and restaurant services (cook) - 1 excellence medal.
 7 contestants

 EuroSkills 2014 France

 
  • Fashion Technology - 2 gold medals;
  • Web page designer - 1 medal of excellence;
  • Graphic designer - 1 medal of excellence;
  • Cooking and restaurant services (cook and waiter) - 2 medals of excellence.
 11 contestants

 WorldSkills 2013 Germany

 
  • Visual Merchandising/Window Dressing - 1 silver medal.
 contestants

EuroSkills 2012 Belgium

 
  • Woodworking Technology - 1 excellence medal;
  • Hairdresser - 1 Medal of Excellence.
 15 contestants

WorldSkills 2011 United Kingdom

 

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EuroSkills 2010 Portugal

 
  • Mobile robotics - 2 silver medals; 
  • Cooking and restaurant services (cook and waiter) - 2 medals of excellence; 
  • Hotel reception service services - 1 gold medal.
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