A full cycle education is provided in Valmiera – starting from pre-schools until higher education and lifelong education institutions, that allows Valmiera to proudly provide the entrepreneurs with qualified, valuable workforce.
In addition, Valmiera Vocational Secondary School implements dual education system, where theoretical studies are combined with professional training at companies in Valmiera such as JSC „Valmieras stikla šķiedra”, JSC „Valmiermuižas alus” and other. Valmiera Vocational Secondary School is one of the pioneers in Latvia in implementation of dual education system.
Residents of Valmiera are proud of the high quality education offered by the education establishments in Valmiera, which are proven in various state competitions and Olympiads.
Due to the previously mentioned factors, frequently pupils from surrounding districts choose to study in Valmiera. The Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences attracts students from all around Latvia and abroad, by providing studies in sectors such as business administration, communication and media, governance, engineering, information technologies and tourism. Studies are provided in various study levels, starting from undergraduate until doctorate level. The Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences has a significant role in the development of the city, due to the fact that many graduates from other municipalities chooses to live and work in Valmiera after graduation as well.
The local government invests significantly into the development of the educational infrastructure. More than 50% of Valmiera annual budget is spent on a development of education in the city.
In Year 2016 Valmiera was included in UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (UNESCO GNLC). Its aim is to jointly seek for solutions to globalization, urbanization, demographics and other 21st century urban development challenges. Through UNESCO GNLC Valmiera will share its experience of inclusive learning environment, educational system development and use of modern technologies in education, as well as contribute to lifelong learning culture.
In case of any education-in-Valmiera related issue, please, contact Department of Education in Valmiera Municipality. Please find the contacts below.
Valmiera Department of Education
Lāčplēša 2, Valmiera
Phone: +371 64207123