Vocational Training Team (VTT)

A vocational training team (VTT) is a group of professionals who travel to another country either to

learn more about their profession or to teach local professionals about a particular field. Under

Future Vision, Rotary Foundation district, global, and packaged grants all support VTTs, but each

grant type has different requirements.

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.

There are three types of Vocational Training Teams:

District Grant VTT

District grant VTTs must support The Rotary Foundation’s mission to promote goodwill and peace, improve health, support

education, and alleviate poverty.

Global Grant VTT

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.