School’s History
 
       VILNIUS VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF RAILWAY AND BUSINESS SERVICES   was founded in 1944 October 4. It is the oldest School in Lithuanian. School has it’s own history and traditions. Teachers understand their requirements and majority of teachers have been working there for 15-20 years. Youth is also intelligent and diligent. School has been preparing the specialist for railway transport for more than 50 years. As the economical situation in the country has changed, school decided partially to change it’s profile. Since 1999 we began to prepare business services employees. In future we’ll prepare specialists of Information Technologies.
 
       Railway school was founded in the capital of Lithuanian Vilnius in 1876, when railway building began in Russian empire and Lithuanian territory too. There could study teenagers of 14-18 years. Entering School teenagers had to take two examinations: Russian and Arithmetic. Education was payable and the students had to pay 10 roubles e year. This school existed in Lithuanian till 1915. It was moved to Russian. Since 1915 till 1944 there was no special railway school. At the end of the Second World war, in October 4, 1944 the first vocational school was founded in Lithuanian. It was called “Railway School No1". Later the title of School changed for several times.
1963 – 26th Vocational School.
1969 - 26th Railway Technical School.
1978 - 26th Technical School.
1984 - 26th Secondary Vocational Technical School.
1988 – 11th Secondary Vocational Technical School.
1990 – Vilnius Railway transport and Business Services School.
    In 1944 School prepared such specialists: Engine locksmith-repairers, Engine Driver’s Assistants, Engine firemen, and other railway specialists. School always tried to provide Lithuanian Railway transport enterprises with necessary specialists. School prepared such professions:
  • Guards of international passenger trains.

  • Duty persons of the station – Cashiers of goods, passengers and luggage looking-offices.

  • Engine-driver’s assistants of engine, electric and diesel trains.

  • Train electricians.

  • Carriage surveyors-repairers of the passenger and goods trains.

  • Locksmiths of train rolling-stock and repairers.

  • Electricians of signal and contact system.

     The educational programs changed due to changing needs in Lithuanian railway. During the history  of school there were over 20 specialities necessary for railway transport. As the economical conditions changed in Lithuanian railways, there is no need to have so many railway transport specialists. School began to cooperate with other social partners. We began to prepare joiners, transport businessmen, employees of insurance offices. Since 2002 we have been preparing the specialists of Information Technologies.