Vocational Training Teams (VTT)

Vocational training teams are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own. Teams can be funded by district grants and global grants.

Benefits of Vocational Training Teams

VTTs build on the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to vocational training. Activities vary from one team to the next but may include training medical professionals on cardiac surgery and care, sharing best practices on early childhood education, or explaining new irrigation techniques to farmers. A successful VTT increases the capacity of the host community to solve problems and improve the quality of life.

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Presentation by the VTT Team at District 9800 Conference Bendigo

District 9800 VTTs

  • D9800 is currently engaged in a three-year program training and up-skilling midwives in Timor Leste to greatly improve Maternal and Child Healthcare outcomes. This is a second VTT in this area building on a previous highly successful VTT.
  • Teams share a common purpose in support of one or more of the The Rotary Foundation’s six areas of focus.
  • A VTT to improve teacher training in Cambodia is a recipient of a Global Grant following a successful pilot program (see video).
  • Districts, Clubs or Clusters can initiate VTT Programs.
Chair: IPDG Julie Mason (Wyndham)