Title E.R.M.E.S. Enhancing Resources for Mobility Experiences and Strategies
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-11-IT-592
Product Short training course for companies’ tutors
Title Short training course for companies’ tutors
Product Type material for open learning
Marketing Text On-line trainig for company's mentors
Description Web-based self-learning training programme mainly intended for in-company mentors involved in international work experiences with the objective to make them capable of dealing with the intercultural dimension of their relationship with trainees. It also provides a practical and skills-based framework and a set of guidance which can be used to optimise the quality of international work experiences.
Target group Companies' mentors
Its design and development represent the joint effort of E.R.M.E.S. partnership in synergy with the LdV ToI project EU-Move2 (2011-1-NL1-LEO05-05222) coordinated by KCH International (NL)
EU Move2 project focuses on the quality of international practical training companies. A network of public and private organisation involved in mobility project management in which the partners are responsible for quality was established and consists of local agents who are responsible for the quality and liaise with the work placement companies in the country or region in which they are based.
This project has initially focused on the trade sector, but links will also be established with other sectors, such as tourism and care services.
Eu-Move 2 has developed a “training programme” for Work Placement Mentors with the focus on intercultural competences, based on the EUMOVE Work Placement Mentors Profile. These contents have been transferred to E.R.M.E.S. partnership who contributed to develop the IT learning environment and to deliver the training materials and supporting tools such as guidelines, check-lists, feedback and tests:
In the training programme, two different modules are distinguished:
I. Knowing yourself and others;
II. Intercultural communication.
At the end of the Training Programme (which includes all useful links for the EUMOVE Mentor practical tools), a Self-Reflection Tool regarding the Work Placement Mentor Intercultural Competences is available to help the company mentor to be self-aware of what is at stake when hosting students coming from different contexts and cultures.
The web-based training programme will be maintained and enriched with new training contents and supporting tools after the funding period.
Area of application In-company work placement
Product Languages English