Once you arrived in Lithuania and received a temporary or permanent residence permit in Lithuania, you can take part in retraining programs and courses. Such courses, like language courses, are not the basis for granting a residence permit in Lithuania. You can contact the institution of higher education you are interested in and ask which retraining or redeployment programs they offer. In higher education institutions such studies are called continuous studies. They do not give a degree but provide opportunity to achieve the desired qualification. The major problem is that courses or study programs are held in Lithuanian.
Important! Foreigners seeking Lithuanian citizenship must pass Lithuanian exam. No other language norms apply to third-country nationals who seek work or engage in other legal activities in Lithuania.
Not only schools of higher education, but also labor market centers and territorial Labor Exchange offices offer retraining courses. You can choose a paid program, but first contact organization consultants as you may pretend for free courses (these courses are usually offered to long-term unemployed, young people, young mothers, and other groups of people who have difficulties participating in the labor market). Opportunity to participate in free education programs differs in each municipality and depends on funding and ongoing projects. If you already live in Lithuania, contact your local labor office or work center at http://www.ldb.lt/Information/Pages/default.aspx.
Links to some vocational training and labor market centers in 5 major cities in Lithuania:
Vilnius Žirmunai Labour Market Training Centre http://www.vzdrmc.lt/
Vilnius Jeruzalė Labour Market Training Centre http://www.vjdrmc.lt/
Kaunas: Kaunas Petrašiūnai Training Centre http://www.pmc.lt
Klaipėda: Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Center http://www.gpmc.lt/
Šiauliai: Šiauliai Labour Market Training Centre http://www.mokymocentras.lt/
Panevėžys: Panevėžys Labour Market Training Centre http://www.paneveziodrmc.lt/