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Introduction in English

Pärnumaa Vocational Education Centre (PVEC) is a vocational school, situated in south-west of Estonia, in Pärnu.


PVEC has high reputation as a school with acknowledged learning environment, training workers who are competitive both at local and international labor market.


In close co-operation with employers provide competitive vocational competence, knowledge and skills for working life and further studies.

Autor: Amhold AS

Besides the four buildings in Pärnu, the environmental specialities are taught in the Training Centre of Voltvet, which is situated in Pärnu County, in Tihemetsa. Altogether, there are about 180 employees and 1300 students.

The school has 2 campuses: one is in Pärnu, which has got the final new look during the renovation for the autumn 2012. Another campus is located beside the Training Centre of Voltvet in Tihemetsa. The facilities of this campus have been renovated during the last couple of years.

Location: (View map here)

We offer students vocational education on the basis of a basic school education and on the basis of a secondary school education. In some specialities, it is possible to study without gaining previously basic school education. There is a possibility to acquire vocational education in session learning in some specialities.

The Pärnumaa Vocational Education Centre is known for the great variety of specialities. According to the structure of the organisation, our school has 3 departments: technical-, hospitality service and accomodation- and adult education department , besides that we have a training centre of Voltvet, which is focused on environmental learnings (forestry, horticulture). In our school, it is possible to acquire vocational education in following specialities:

1. On the basis of basic education:

  • Car technician
  • Maker of electronical devices
  • Mason
  • Welder
  • Computers and networks
  • Customer service assistant for logistics companies
  • Carpenter
  • Finishing work in construction
  • Joiner
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality service
  • Cook
  • Shop assistant
  • Forest management
  • Baker and pasrty-cook
  • Arborist
  • Cleaning services (special educational needs)

2. On the basis of secondary education:

  • Machinery (CNC operator)
  • Hairdresser
  • Cook
  • Waiter
  • Tailoring
  • Secretarial work
  • Business administration
  • Sales arrangement
  • Hotel service operation
  • Cosmetician

3. Session learning:

  • Accounting
  • Computers and networks
  • Care worker
  • Small entrepreneurship / businesses

4. No qualification needed:

  • Carpenter: Log house builder
  • Forest management: Logger

Besides vocational studies for students, our school offers a wide range of courses to adults and one of our priorities is to develope and encourage lifelong learning. We also participate in different local and international projects. Currently, our main priority considering the projects is to encourage cooperation with international partners to implement students and teachers exchange.

Our school has been a promoter, a coordinator and a partner in various international projects.

Information of the international projects can be found in the followong database:

Projects' list


Birgit Peterson

Project coordinator

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Jüri Puidet

Project manager & Manager of the Technical Department

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Piret Koorep

Project Manager & Manager of the Training Centre of Voltvet

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Viive Ollo

Project manager of the Hospitality Services and Accommodation Department

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