research in Lithuania is not widely developed. Only a few institutions
are undertaking research activities, and there is no nationally coordinated
VET research programme. Universities are mostly focusing their research
on the quality of training (curriculum development, didactics, teacher
training, etc.). Other institutions are more involved in topics related
to the analysis of labour market needs and transition from school/ (labour
market courses) to work. Findings are used to support the development of
the VET system and legislative framework.
few years ago was given an access to EU projects a few years ago. A number
of national VET system development projects were started in 2005 with the
support from the European Social Fund. They include research, development
of methodologies, models and systems, and are directly linked to national
VET policies. A specific project for the development of researchersí competence
at non-university higher education level was also started in 2005.
of VET research was mostly comesing from different EU programmes (Leonardo
da Vinci, ESF, EQUAL, the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological
Development). The Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of
Social Security and Labour is annually financeing several research projects
in the field of IVET and CVT yearly.