Title IT internship in CZ
Project Number 2011-1-DE2_LEo01-08583
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
Our institution provides a fully acknowledged vocational training as well as a school degree (entrance qualification for university of applied sciences). As the training is supposed to prepare young people for the European labour market, we offer interested trainees an 8-week internship in renowned companies in the Czech Republic. In cooperation with the DTIHK they have the chance to learn about the culture of the neighbouring country as well as about the bilateral trade connections.
The project has gained popularity among our trainees over the past three years and is a worthwhile experience to broaden one's horizon and lose fears about language boundaries.
In cooperation with the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce we started the project in 2008. Our aim was to provide IT-trainees in their second year of training with new options to encounter the European labour market. Czech companies kindly offered possibilities for one or two students each to work in their IT-department for two months. For a start, the students stayed in Prague for three days to get to know the city and learn about the bilateral relationships between Germany and the Czech Republic. The DT-IHK provided them with a language introducion (Czech), a our around the city and lots of necessary information about life in the Czech Republic and th work of the DT-IHK.
After this, they started to work in their companies in Prague, Plzen, Brno and Zebrak. They became well integrated due to their given IT-skills and not last because of their willingness to make international contacts.
we have continued the project since then and the experience has become increasingly popular with the trainiees. They have acquired a lot of useful intercultural knowledge and this boosted their self-confidence as they now see themselves as valuable workers on an international basis and they have realized they can actually well compete even in non German-speaking environments.
Sectors Information and Communication