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European Innovative Teaching Award

BALTIC VET Skills competition in catering and food industry sectors

School/Coordinator: Kauno maisto pramones ir prekybos mokymo centras

Topic(s) addressed

  • Quality assurance

  • International relations and cooperation

  • Cooperation between educational and business institutions

Target groups

  • VET students in catering and food industry

  • VET teachers


  • Skill competition was created using the shared knowledge and expertise of the project partners.

  • Teachers' collective experience was compiled into a set of materials: “Manual for Organizing Competitions”, “Competition Rules” and “Participant's Evaluation Guidelines”.

  • The competitions comply with the requirements of EUROSKILLS and WORLDSKILLS.

  • 18 students were selected to take part in blended mobility (an online meeting and a week of practical activities).


  • All partners are active in the ERASMUS+ program.

  • The project innovation at an international level focuses on how to enhance professional skills in the VET sector through skills competition.

  • The project offers the chance to share ideas and best practices and provides lessons and inspiration for developing vocational skills and training systems.

  • the international network between experts from VET and industry on the European level

  • Increasing the quality of local/national/international skills competitions

  • The project as an instrument for organizing competitions


  • 11 VET teachers participated in creating intellectual outputs and increased their skills and competencies.

  • They created a Manual for organizing competitions for VET students in catering and food industry,

  • prepared Competition rules,

  • developed Participant's evaluation guidelines.


The project: 

  • contributed to the prestige of VET and the self-esteem of learners, boosting their motivation to master their skills, 

  • helped to improve students’ employability and competitiveness,

  • created close cooperation with industry experts 

  • raised the public awareness of VET as a valuable career choice

  • encouraged students of general education to choose vocational qualifications.

BALTIC VET Skills competition in catering and food industry sectors - Lithuania
Project category
  • VET schools
Project year
  • 2022





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