Valga County Vocational Training Centre was founded on September 1st, 1999 by joining of Helme Vocational Training School and Valga Vocational Training School into one state owned vocational training centre, which is subordinated to the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia. The new buildings of Valga County Vocational Training Centre were constructed between 2009 and 2011 and the official inauguration ceremony took place on September 1st, 2011. The attractive schoolhouse and hostel in Valga at the corner of Viljandi and Loode streets make up a modern and pretty campus. The school received also outstandingly modern training equipment and facilities creating a fantastic atmosphere for studies.
September 2012 marked the beginning of the first International study year in the school. Latvian students were admitted to the Estonian Valga County Vocational Training Centre and two study groups were opened for Latvian students. On the level of secondary education, the 1.5-year freight forwarding course was started with English as language of instruction. And on the level of basic school, the 3.5-year course in wood-processing with Latvian as language of instruction was started. The latter was started in cooperation with Valka Gymnasium, Latvia. Now that the first Latvian students have completed their studies, they hold their Latvian certificates of secondary education and Estonian certificates of vocational education that would be valid throughout the EU.
In study year 2014/2015, international training of young people having upper-secondary education gained a new level. A new programme for training of logisticians in the English language was launched meeting the demands of the European 5th qualification level. Now there are students taking this two-year course not only from Estonia and Latvia but also from Russia, Georgia and Armenia.