Title Practical training as a chance to develop professional competences and attractiveness in a labour market for technicians
Project Number 2012-1-PL1-LEO01-27956
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
The project covered 30 students willing to undergo a vocational training in Ireland (Cork). All of them were the third
grade students at Zespół Szkół Technicznych i Ogólnokształcących/the Technical and General Education School Complex/ in Bytom, Poland specializing in mechatronics and economy. The training was held held in May and October 2013.
The project aimed at students' professional development, the understanding of operation of foreign and international, mechatronics and economy companies, comparing working methods between Poland and the target country, learning how to cooperate efficiently in an international team and presenting novel and new technological solutions. The secondary goal was to promote language learning, professional language use and the culture and organization of work different from the native one.
The main purpose behind the project was to satisfy the requirements named above. Besides, the project was to meet the policy of modern European education in terms of (1) mobility within vocational education, (2) cooperation between educational entities, (3) development of vocational training programs, (4) better transparency in and transfer of vocational qualifications, (5) application of IT in lifelong education, and (6) last but not least, in terms of the all-European meaning of education as such.
The project results derived directly from the needs and aimed rooted in the project; the most salient involving: better chances to find a job after graduation, strengthening self-confidence and ability to cope with stressful situations, breaking language and culture-based barriers, strengthening the awareness of cross-European dimension of individual education, learning creative thinking and reasoning skills and to promote our school in the local and regional community.
The participating students underwent the recruitment procedure and met its criteria. Almost all students were of full legal age. The project involved teachers from our school who were responsible for preparing the students willing to meet the project's language, vocational and cultural objectives. The integral part of the preparation involved evaluation and promotion after the visit. There was a school coordinator appointed as a person responsible for management of the project and its proper course during the individual stages (information, recruitment, preparation, tickets and insurance, contacts with parents, training, evaluation, report).
Recognition, transparency, certification
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Other Service Activities
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Financial and Insurance Activities