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.