HansaVET и The "Baltic Training Programme" (BTP)

These are two interrelated pilot projects in the field of vocational training. The BTP project aims to develop entrepreneurial ideas from students, prepare them for internationalization, organize their study placement abroad in specific enterprises corresponding to their business ideas.

The HansaVET project aims at training teachers and trainers from vocational schools, who, in turn, will prepare students for their internationalization and development of their own businesses. In these projects the Narva BAS as a part of the international team of lecturers and trainers provides training for both students and teachers in entrepreneurship and internationalization.



The overall aim of HansaVET project:

To support improvements in quality and innovation in vocational education by improving the quality of mobility of people involved in initial vocational education.
The main aims of HansaVET project are:
1) To introduce a new mobility strategy to VET systems in Baltic Sea Region to promote entrepreneurship and ensure high-quality placements;
2) To equip VET teachers, trainers and VET mobility coordinators with skills for coaching and guiding mobility students towards entrepreneurship;
3) To promote entrepreneurship skills of VET students.


Project outcomes:

1) A new mobility strategy developed for VET of 5 Baltic Sea Region countries. 10 VET policy and decision makers from 5 Baltic Sea Region countries have signed Memorandum of Understanding to support IVET mobilities with focus on entrepreneurship skills;
2) Trained 11 VET teacher trainers and 330 VET teachers;
3) Published Methodological Guide for IVET mobility organizers.




The "Baltic Training Programme" (BTP)

Launched in October 2009, the "Baltic Training Programme" (BTP) supports internationalisation of vocational education and training (VET) as well as cross-border entrepreneurship. The area of operations is Estonia, Latvia and the Eastern part of Sweden.
BTP is divided into two parts.
- Firstly a testing model, where students at VET and their co-operation project ideas are matched with host-companies in another country. To start with the students participate in a one week preparatory education followed by three weeks internship abroad at the host-companies. Both parties, students and companies are offered coaching in order to support the development of joint co-operation projects.
- Secondly BTP will organise seven stakeholder seminars for target groups such as providers of VET, companies, politicians and civil servants involved in VET. The seminars will discuss relevant topics in order to identify needed actions in order to support internationalisation of VET and cross-border entrepreneurship in the Central Baltic region.

The Programme is mainly financed by the Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013 with contributions from the Stockholm County Administration and the four partners: Norden Association and Frans Schartau Business Institute in Sweden, Narva Vocational Training Centre in Estonia and the Vidzeme Planning Region in Latvia.