Project Number AT/13/LLP-LdV/IVT/158026
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
For several years now, HTL Rankweil has been cooperating with the European Union, sending students abroad for work practices on a yearly basis.
HTL Rankweil is a technical college specialising in civil engineering and electronics. Pupils of a technical college in Austria are obliged to complete practical training in engineering companies over a period of at least 8 weeks within their 5 years of education. Until 2006, this was done mainly in firms in Vorarlberg and the neighbouring countries.
As many of these firms have branches in English speaking countries, we asked them in 2006 if they could offer work placements in England for some of our students, which some readily did.
For summer 2013 we were successful in securing internships for students at Tridonic (Spennymoor, Co. Durham), Neutrik (Isle of Wight) and Liebherr (Sunderland), each company offering placements for two students. These internships were completed in August 2013.
All 6 students worked in Great Britain for a period of 6 weeks between 1 July and 10 August 2013. The type of work which they carried out complies with the regulations and requirements of a technical college in Austria. This means they are required to meet the demands of covering practical experiences in addition to their theoretical and practical education at school (dual educational system).
This practical training abroad contributed to promoting both practical experiences at the place of work and language improvement. In addition, the students gained a lot on a personal and social level.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities