Title HTL-Rank.JOBS ABROAD
Project Number AT/08/LLP-LdV/IVT/158016
Product HTL-Rankweil.JOBS ABROAD
Title HTL-Rankweil.JOBS ABROAD
Pupils of a technical college in Austria are obliged to complete practical training over a period of at least 8 weeks within their 5 years of education. This practical training must be done in engineering companies. Up to now this has been done mainly in firms in Vorarlberg and the neighbouring countries.
Many of these firms have branches in English speaking countries. Last year we contacted these firms in order to find work placements in England. We received positive responses from Tridonic (Dornbirn), Neutrik (Schaan, FL)and WSP Group plc(London). This year the company Hilti (Liechtenstein) has also offered placements for two students in Glasgow.
Two of the participating students were placed for six weeks in Spennymoor (Tridonic), two for 6 weeks on the Isle of Wight (Neutrik), and further two students for five weeks at the civil engineering company WSP in London.
All 8 students have signed contracts for periods of either 6 or 7 weeks. The type of work which they will carry 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 contributes 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.
Description internships for students of HTL-Rankweil in GB.
Target group Students of electronics and structuraland civil engineering
Product Languages English
Result The individual experioences will be published in local newspapers and economics magazines and school homepage.
Area of application For promoting further international internships