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Latvia has significant growth in employment of secondary and higher education graduates

On 26 September 2019, European Commission published yearly report “Education and Training Monitor”, in which Latvia has achieved higher results than other Member States of the European Union in several indicators in the field of education.

According to the data analysis, the report concludes that the implementation of the new knowledge-based learning approach could improve learning outcomes in Latvia. Among Member States, one of the largest growths in Latvia is the employment of middle and higher education graduates, which has reached 84%. The report points out that the employment rate of graduates is increasing as they choose vocational education and apprenticeship type schemes. “Education and Training Monitor” report mostly emphasises teachers, investment, pre-school, higher, vocational and adult education.

Highest indicators for Latvia in “Education and Training Monitor”:

Latvia Latvia EU averageEU average
Education benchmarks2009201820092018
Early leavers from education and training (age 18-24) 14.3% 8.3% 14.2% 10.6%
Tertiary educational attainment (age 30-34) 30.5% 42.7% 32.3% 40.7%
Employment rate of recent graduates by educational attainment (age 20-34 having left education 1-3 years before reference year) 69.7% 84.1% 78.3% 81.6%
Early childhood education and care (from age 4 to starting age of compulsory primary education) 91.7% 96.3% 90.8% 95.4%
Adult participation in learning (age 25-64) 5.6% 6.7% 9.5% 11.1%

The report is available on webpage of the European Commission.

Sources: Ministry of Education and Science, European Commission


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