Escola Profissional Amar Terra Verde (EPATV) is a VET school, a training provider and an adult education centre, where social and educational activities take part both in formal, non formal and in informal contexts. It’s a private institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, which was founded in 1993 in Vila Verde, a rural area in the north of Portugal, strongly low qualified and whose population struggles with social and economic problems, mainly due to unemployment, low formal qualifications, and life conditions. Included in the VET school, we have a Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Unit, especially dedicated to the Recognition, Validation and Certification of Skills since 2006 and with more than 40.000 hrs of training courses addressing adults and adults with special needs (CVET). Our centre is specialized in the upskilling of qualifications of adult population, by the recognition of a higher level of formal qualifications or by recognizing a professional qualification.
The school has also been developping, for a long time, volunteering activities, an Eco-school project and Erasmus + projects, which involves everyone in the community and keeps all motivated and with a positive attitude towards personal, social development and also about environment and its sustainability.