We believe that it is very important to share our knowledge and experience in order to make sure that the future is in good hands. KPMG Latvia specialists not only organize and are speakers in various conferences and educational seminars for business organizations and our clients, but also give lectures to university students to ensure that in the future there will be outstanding specialists as well. KPMG in Latvia employees are also members of the Latvian Association of Sworn Auditors (LZRA) and the Latvian Association of Tax Advisers.
In October 2020, Cyber Security Month, we started participating in school program "Dzīvei gatavs" to share the experience and knowledge of our specialists with students. The program supports teachers and students in learning a variety of subjects in order to gain an understanding of the application of school-based knowledge and skills. Kaspars Iesalnieks, Head of IT Consulting Services, gave lectures on smart devices and cyber security in everyday life. Students had the opportunity to think about different life situations, as well as to put themselves in the shoes of the professionals by developing suggestions on how to increase security.
KPMG Latvia also supports The Vītols Fund, which aims to use scholarships to help hard-working, talented young people with insufficient funds to study at the universities of Latvia. In 2006, KPMG established a scholarship in Latvia, which annually provides an opportunity for a talented and purposeful young Latvian to obtain a quality higher education. In 2021, KPMG in Latvia purchased and donated webcams to students from low-income families through foundation Vītols Fund to provide quality distance learning.