Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


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Author:Employer’s Confederation of Latvia (LDDK)
Start Year:2017

Ruta Porniece, Head of education and employment department



Types of organisation:Social partners
Description:LDDK will ensure the involvement of our members in the provision of work-based learning and apprenticeships (WBL). LDDK will act as a facilitator, matching enterprises, VET schools and students, as well as administrating the related direct costs. Among the other responsibilities, LDDK will organize information activities like regional, sectoral and national meetings, seminars. Moreover, LDDK will promote awareness campaigns in the media targeting enterprises, VET schools and students.
Short company / organisation description:

The Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) is the largest organization that represents employers in Latvia. LDDK is national social partner for the government. LDDK members employ 42% of Latvia’s employees. The LDDK brings together and represents:

  • 110 sector leaders – companies which employ more than 50 employees;
  • 66 sector-based and regional business associations and federations;
  • More than 5,000 companies, among which 3,036 are micro and small enterprises
Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Partners:More than 100 enterprises from all regions of Latvia representing the main national sectors: transport and logistics, tourism and beauty, agriculture and food production, metalworking, chemical product manufacturing, construction, forestry, printing sector, finance sector, textile product manufacturing, electronics and information communication technologies (ICT) and more than 20 VET schools from all regions of Latvia that signed an intention agreement to participate in WBL in the frame of the project. 12 Sector expert councils will promote WBL and apprenticeships.

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