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Project SmartGrowth 


From 1st February 2022 till 30st September 2023 the Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia (MASOC) together with 6 partners from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia implements Erasmus+ programme Cooperation Partnerships in vocational education and training (VET) project “Baltic VET competition for smart growth” (SmartGrowth), project No. 2021-1-LV01-KA220-VET-000025155. 


Main objectives of the project are: 

1) To organize national competitions and Baltic countries' competition for VET students in mechanical engineering and metalworking industries by involvement of sector business representatives in Baltic countries; 

2) To increase attractiveness of VET by demonstrating skills, knowledge and achievements of VET students in mechanical engineering and metalworking industries. 


Main activities/ results of the project are: 

1) Development of country analyses about good practices of sectoral VET competitions;  

2) Preparation of practical and theoretical tasks at least 3 qualifications in metalworking in English and national languages; 

3) Establishment of regulations for competition organizing regulations and assessment methodology in English and national languages; 

4) Development of practical training course about engineering technologies with real examples and their assessment methodologies in English and national languages; 

5) Organizing national competition in each country and Baltic countries’ competition in Latvia; 

6) Publicity, partners meetings, videos etc. 



  • EML, Federation of Estonian Engineering Industry (Estonia); 

  • LINPRA, Lithuanian engineering industries association (Lithuania); 

  • Tehnobuss Latvia (Latvia); 

  • Vilnius Jeruzalem Labour Market Training centre (Lithuania); 

  • Merkuur OÜ (Estonia);

  • ZRKAC, Zemgale Region Human Resource and Competences Development Centre (Latvia) .

For further information, please contact us by e-mail: or phone: +37128383021. 

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