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Vocational Team Training (VTT)
Vocational Training Teams (VTTs) 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 the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to vocational training, first formalized with the establishment of the Group Study Exchange program in 1965. VTTs take the GSE concept of enabling young professionals to observe their profession in another country a step further by offering participants the opportunity to use their skills to help others. Hands-on activities vary from one team to the next but may include training medical professionals on cardiac surgery and care, sharing best practices on early childhood education, or explaining new irrigation techniques to farmers.

A successful VTT increases the capacity of the host community to solve problems and improve the quality of life.
  • District grant VTTs must support The Rotary Foundation’s mission to promote goodwill and peace, improve health, support education, and alleviate poverty.
  • Global grant VTTs must align with one or more areas of focus, build the capacity of either the team members or the benefiting community, and have a sustainable and measurable impact. The VTT must be sponsored by Rotary clubs or districts from two countries. The grant may support the travel of more than one team”.
The particular field or emphasis of any VTT is arrived by the VTT Subcommittee, in conjunction with the current District Governor. Clubs who feel they might have identified a project that would benefit from a VTT are urged to contact the District Subcommittee Chair.
Jacqui Atyeo Chair Gawler     Email:

Committee Members -

Jim Buckoke - Elizabeth

Viv Valladares - Elizabeth

Jim Mitchell - Barossa District

Hugh Wearing - Maitland

Ashleigh Lorraine - Adelaide West