Last 21st of January a representative of Xarxa FP Secretariat visited the city of Ventspils in Latvia to prepare its candidature to become a member of the network.
Ventspils, situated in the north-western part of Latvia, is the sixth largest city in the country and has the deepest ice-free port in the Baltic Sea.
During his visit, Noé Viedma, Xarxa FP Project Officer, met with representatives from the City Council, the Technical College and Bucher Municipal, a leading manufacturer of municipal vehicles for street cleaning, snow removal and garbage collection for public and private spaces. Ventspils Technical College and Bucher Municipal are pioneers in implementing in partnership one of the first dual VET programmes in Latvia.
Ventspils Technical College will be the coordinating institution of students and staff mobility. The College has around 800 students and offers 22 educational programs, the main ones being:
- Mechanical engineering and metalworking industry;
- Energy and electronics industry;
- Engineering science;
- Tourism and hospitality industry.