Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre

The Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (KPMC) was established on 29 February 1996 by the order of the Minister of Education and Science. The aim of the Centre is to develop a lifelong learning system that would correspond to the needs of the economy as well as national and international initiatives.

The Ministry of Education and Science has delegated the implemenation of the project to the Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC) to participate in the proposal. The Ministry of Education and Science will remain responsible for political and strategic leadership of the project as well as for steering the experimentation, it will chair the national project management team and will contribute to dissemination of project outcomes.

Role in the project:

KPMPC leads project implementation in Lithuania (management, administration, documentation, technical and financial reporting, communication with partners,...)

  • will contribute to the transnational desk research, development of transnational model for process evaluation and designing and implementation of a country-specific guidance model
  • will coordinate implementation of trials in 2 educational institutions and communication with these instititions
  • will be responsible for setting up and maintaining a network of stakeholders, developing tools for guidance, presentation of recommendations for policy makers, outcomes and information dissemination
  • It is the main institution responsible for VET and adult education policy implementation and reform.

The main activities of KPMC are : development of qualifications, VET standards and curricula; development and assessment of quality of VET providers; development and promotion of lifelong learning and continuing adult education, including development of key competences; compilation, analysis and dissemination of information on VET and lifelong learning; development of VET teachers and adult educators qualification; methodical support for VET and adult education providers; cooperation and relations.