Kaupa - Lithuania
Karalius Mindaugas Vocational Training Centre (further – KAUPA) is one of the largest vocational training centres in Lithuania. For more than 80 years, it has earned a competitive and reliable educational institution name.
The centre is a modern, dynamic educational institution, remaining responsive to labor market changes and eagerly applying innovative forms of education. The Centre has around 500 staff members and 4500 students. The Centre’s teachers provide high-quality formal and non-formal education services: primary (9 and 10 classes), secondary, adult, vocational and early childhood education. The Centre offers an attractive and promising different kind of specialties, modern and practical bases. The scope of specialties embraces sectors of beauty, business, health and social welfare.
In 2003 Karalius Mindaugas Vocational Training Centre has gained European recognition – has been certified by the International Education Society (IES). Each student completed a vocational training program can receive international certification.
In co-operation with international and local partners the Centre actively participates in the development of vocational training, implements modern training technologies, prepares vocational training programes and studies. The teachers continually improve their qualification in the EU countries and students have a possibility of practical training abroad (in Greece, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Germany, etc.).
The Centre has developed institutional partners network not only abroad but at the local level as well: it actively participates in the activities of Lithuanian VET institutions association; the centre closely collaborates with labor market representatives and stakeholder from Kaunas region within partnerships with Kaunas Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts and Kaunas Labor Exchange.