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2019-20 Theme

Vocational Training Teams

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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.

Vocational Training builds skills within a community by offering local training or by supporting groups of professionals traveling abroad for rigorous study on their profession or to teach local professionals about a particular field.  This type of training may be most effective in conjunction with a humanitarian project.

Teams can be funded by global grants through The Rotary Foundation. Teams with global grant funding target their training to one of the five areas of focus.

They will also:

Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent

Include measurable goals

Align with one of our areas of focus

Respond to real community needs

Actively involve Rotarians and community members

Vocational training team applicants must:

Be composed of at least two members with a least two years of work experience each in the area of focus and a Rotarian team leader who has a general level of Rotary knowledge, international experience, leadership skills, and some expertise within the area of focus.  Non-Rotarians may serve as team leaders provided the sponsors establish a need for this in the grant application.

A Message from the Vocational Training Team Chair, Beth Woolley

This year we are working with District 9920 and 9970 in New Zealand to provide the opportunity for Midwives from South Pacific Countries to further develop their skills in Leadership and/ or Clinical aspects of their profession.

My Committee and our partners are working on the detail, however, the VTT is expected to take place between October and November 2016

Applications and enquiries may be directed to:


Pauline Hore Ginninderrra
Ginnie Davies Woden Daybreak
Lorraine Fielding Ginninderra (Friend of Rotary