Vocational Training Teams (VTT’s) are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own. VTTs build on Rotary's long-standing commitment to vocational training.  While the team leader is nearly always a Rotarian, team members need not be. Teams are usually funded by grants provided via The Rotary Foundation.

Teams may travel to provide training, or to receive training.  Activities vary from one team to the next but may include such activities as training medical professionals on cardiac surgery and care, sharing best practices on early childhood education, or demonstrating improved irrigation techniques to farmers. Members of a VTT may be both Rotarians and non-Rotarians - professional expertise is what matters.  A successful VTT increases the capacity of the host community to solve problems and improve the quality of life.

Rotarians consider Vocational Training Teams when developing a global grant. For example, a VTT could be provided to enhance the long-term sustainability of the supported community to manage the project themselves. In another example, the supported community could be funded to provide a VTT to enable the grant provider to better support the grant. 

This older Rotary International video shows a VTT supported by a Rotary Club in San Jose CA and a Rotary Club in Thailand, providing technical assistance in water quality to a village in Thailand.  Clubs need not be in the same Rotary District to join together to support a VTT. 

For more information regarding Rotary Vocational Training Teams, check with the Club via > info@ejcrotary.club <  or obtain a copy of the Rotary Fact Sheet Facts About Vocational Training Teams