Vocational education. Sharing of best practices

Pärnumaa Vocational Education Center (Pärnumaa Kutsehariduskeskus) is an innovative vocational training centre in the South-West of Estonia, Pärnu, focussing exclusively on highly technical skills that help prepare students for a specific trade. The school offers different types of training programmes and is happy to accommodate study visits to share good practices.

Pärnumaa Vocational Education Center (PVEC) is open to cooperation at every level. The school has two study departments: the Technical-, and Service and Management Department. Both departments have a great variety of curriculums. The school also has an Adult Education Service, which offers a wide range of courses to adult learners. In cooperation with local companies, the school provides short or long-term courses for the employees of the companies.

Facts & Figures:

  • 130 employees
  • 1100 students
  • 13 curriculum groups
  • Specialities based on basic education: CNC machine operator; car technician; Junior IT system specialist; welder etc
  • Specialities based on secondary education: accountant, activity coordinator, beautician, sewist; pastry chef; ICT security specialist; solar – and wind energy


Training, consultation & study visits, Study programmes

Type of education

Vocational education, Adult education

Target group

Adult learners, Educational institutions, Headmasters, Policy makers, Schools, Specialists, Students, Teachers
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