THE PROJECT IS OVER –
THE PROJECT’S ACTIVITIES ARE CONTINUING.
The project AC-61 (PHARE programme project “Access2000”) "Improvement of competitiveness of the socially disadvantaged groups in the Latvian labour market through creation of Practice Firms Network” has been implemented from 01.12.2002 until 30.06.2003.
The Final Report you can read in the attached file:
( Access2000_Final_Technical_Report_engl.doc (98.00 KB))
Two Practice Firms established within the Project on basis of Riga Managers School still continue their activities: “Latvijas Lauki” (general manager Inese LIBERTE) and “ALSU” (general manager Inese BRAUĶE). More information you can find under section "Practice Firms" of this homepage.
Practice Firm’s were organized under the project “Disabled young people involving in joint Practice Firms business trainings together with college students” too. This project was implemented from 01.10.2003 until 28.02.2003 by Riga Managers School. Financing of the Project was received from Society Integration Foundation of Latvia. Project was supported by Welfare department of Riga City Council.
TRAINING OF PF TRAINERS
On 4 April 2003, in Riga Manager School, classes were organized for 17 trainers of the Practice Firms from Latvia. The participants arrived from Riga, Jurmala, Liepaja, Rezekne and Daugavpils.
The classes were conducted by Grazina Strazdiene, a lecturer at Vilnius Cooperative College. Grazina Strazdiene is one of the first persons in Lithuania who acquired the business training methods in Practice Firms and is director in such training company “Reda” for more then 7 years.
During the practical training, the future trainers of Practice Firms were acquainted with methods and ways how to involve the trainees in the imitated business and mutual cooperation between the Practice Firms in a closed business environment.
PF FAIR IN LITHUANIA
On 9 April 2003 in Siauliai, Lithuania, the traditional fair of Lithuanian Practice Firms took place. The list of participants included 39 Lithuanian firms and 3 Practice Firms from Ukraine. The representatives of Practice Firms Association had an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of preparation of the students for real business operations.
The participants in the fair from Latvia assessed the commercial activity of the exhibition and participants as similar to analogous commercial exhibitions in real business environment.